Commuters will benefit from a range of improvements at Beaconsfield Railway Station, including the addition of 157 car parks.
Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Edward O’Donohue said the new car parks would bring the total number of parking spaces at Beaconsfield Railway Station to 285.
“The addition of 157 car parking spaces will more than double the number of spaces available at Beaconsfield Railway Station,” Mr O’Donohue said.
“Commuters will also benefit from an extra 138 car spaces at nearby Narre Warren Railway Station and 106 new parks at Pakenham.”
Mr O’Donohue said additional works at the station would also include improved lighting, increased CCTV coverage and landscaping works.
Gembrook MP Brad Battin said the Coalition is delivering on its election commitment to provide more than 100 additional car parks at Beaconsfield Railway Station.
“Parking at Beaconsfield Railway Station had been an issue for many years, with commuters parking illegally and risking a fine or parking some distance away in residential streets,” Mr Battin said.
“The former Labor Government failed to provide basic infrastructure required for the south-eastern growth corridor. The need for additional car parking spaces at Beaconsfield Railway Station is an issue that many people have raised with me and I am pleased that the Coalition Government is delivering on its promise for this important project,” Mr Battin said.
The railway station car park projects the Government is announcing today, Pakenham (106) Narre Warren (138) and Beaconsfield (157), together with those recently completed at Cardinia Road (450) and Lynbrook (250) and Merinda Park (360) which is under construction will see the Government deliver more than 1400 new car parks in the south-east in 2012.
Work is set to begin at the station later this month, with the car park extension due to be completed before the end of the year.