The Andrews Labor Government will deliver up to 150 extra car parks at Castlemaine Station, Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards announced today.
The Castlemaine Station car park currently has around 100 spaces. The upgrade will boost parking, reducing pressure on the existing car park and surrounding residential area.
The upgrade will also install new lighting, CCTV and signage to improve safety, comfort and information for commuters.
The Andrews Labor Government is investing $20 million to relieve pressure on packed train station car parks, to make it easier for people to drive to the station, catch the train and get home safer and sooner.
The program will deliver more than 1,500 extra spaces at stations across outer Melbourne and regional Victoria, where they are needed most.
It’s part of the Labor Government’s overhaul of Victoria’s public transport system, to run more trains, that turn up on time more often, for a growing Victoria.
The tender for construction of the new car park is already out and site planning and detailed design will begin this year. Construction is expected to start early next year and be completed by October 2017.
Quotes attributable to Member for Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards
“More and more people are catching the train to work, which is putting massive pressure on car parking at Castlemaine station.”
“These extra spaces will reduce the daily scramble to get a park and mean more choice for local commuters about how they get around.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is delivering the major public transport projects our network needs, and making the small local improvements that make a big difference to the daily commute.”
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