Election Commitment: More Train Station Car Parking For Commuters In The West

It will be easier for Deer Park and Caroline Springs commuters to find a car park with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to build more car parking at both stations.

Whether it’s building more car parking or removing dangerous and congested level crossings, only Labor will make it safer and easier for locals in Melbourne’s west to get where they need to go.

There’s more to do and only Labor will build 400 new and upgraded car parks at Caroline Springs Station and 150 new and upgraded car parks at Deer Park Station as part of Labor’s $150 million Car parks for Commuters Fund.

The existing car parks at both stations are often full by the morning peak, forcing commuters to park elsewhere – clogging up nearby local streets.

Delivering these new car parks will free up parking in neighbouring streets and make it easier for more locals to catch the train.

The projects will also include new lighting and CCTV to make the stations safer.

Labor’s Car Parks for Commuters Fund will see 11,000 new and upgraded car parks being built at some of our busiest metropolitan and regional train stations.

With around 55,000 station spaces currently across the state, the investment will see a 20 per cent bump in available parking.

The additional 11,000 spaces are on top of the close to 10,000 new and upgraded spaces built by the Andrews Labor Government over the past four years, and are expected to create and support over 400 jobs.

While the former Liberal Government failed to invest in our state’s growing suburbs cutting funding for schools, hospitals, road and rail – only Labor can be trusted to deliver the big projects local communities really need.

 

Quote attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan

 “Whether it’s removing level crossings to deliver more reliable and frequent services, investing in new bus routes or building new car parks, only Labor will get Victorians home safer and sooner.”      

Quotes attributable to Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz

“We delivered the Caroline Springs Station and more and more locals are now visiting it – only Labor will deliver hundreds more spaces and upgrade lighting and CCTV to make the station safer.”

“Demand for parking in our local community is growing each week – that’s why a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will deliver more car parks, freeing up local streets and making it easier to commute.”

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