The Andrews Labor Government will build up to number extra car parking spaces at station to make it easier for passengers to find a park and catch the train.
Local Member, Mr Don Nardella MLA today announced that the contract has been awarded to upgrade the Melton station’s car park to include 270 new car spaces.
New lighting, CCTV footage, line markings and signage will improve safety and access in and around the station.
Increasing parking capacity at station will also help to reduce traffic congestion on local streets by encouraging more people to use public transport.
Station was chosen following an extensive audit of more than 200 suburban and regional stations to determine the current capacity, future demand, available land, and population growth of each area.
A series of community information sessions were held this year to give local residents and passengers the chance to have their say and find out more about the car park concept design.
The 2016/17 Victorian Budget included $20 million to build more than 1,500 new car parks across the outer suburbs and regional Victoria. Following detailed planning work that number has increased by up to 600 spaces.
The project will unlock land at stations to provide thousands of new sealed car parking spaces free of charge.
The additional parking spaces will be completed by mid-2018. For more information about the project, please visit victrack.com.au.
Mr Nardella said:
“We’re making it easier to drive to the station and catch the train – which is why we’re creating up to 270 new car parking spaces right here at Melton station. ”
“This upgrade will help locals in Melton access the trains they rely on every day to get to work, school and back home safely.”