The State heritage listed Oatley Station has historical significance as a transport hub with a close relationship to the development of the suburb of Oatley since 1885. A suburban stop on the Illawarra Line, the station is strongly characterised by its landscape setting, functioning as the point of connection between the Oatley Memorial Gardens, a linear parkland to the east, and the Myles Dunphy Bushland Reserve, which extends from West Oatley to the Georges River.
As part of its Transport Access Program, Transport for NSW identified the need for a major upgrade to Oatley Station to provide equitable access and improved interchange facilities. SMM, with TZG architects, were engaged by TfNSW to provide concept design and reference design services for tender for a new pedestrian bridge with lift access and new station forecourts. The design respects the heritage significance of the site in its scale, form and materiality, while the new forecourt spaces integrate with the existing landscape and urban contexts of the station and improve access and amenity for pedestrians and cyclists.