WORKS BEGIN ON NEW CAR PARKING AT SANDOWN PARK STATION
Work is underway to expand car parking at Sandown Park Station, bringing relief for locals parking at the station every day.
Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula announced the start of works, which will make it easier for people in the area to access public transport.
Car parking will be delivered in two locations, starting with construction of a new car park with more than 100 spaces along Lightwood Road, west of the station.
The large gravel area currently used for parking on the corner of Lightwood Road and Lawn Road will then be upgraded.
Improvements will include putting in asphalt and line markings, to maximise the number of spaces and make it easier to park during adverse weather.
The works will be staged to minimise disruption to station users as much as possible. The new car park will be built first to provide people with a place to park while the gravel area is being upgraded, and works to upgrade the gravel area will take place in two phases.
The new and upgraded spaces will include lighting and CCTV to improve safety, and there will be new footpaths to improve pedestrian connections.
Cyclists will also benefit from the upgrades through increased bicycle parking.
These works are in addition to car parking put in place at Sandown Park initially as an offset to parking lost at Noble Park during the Level Crossing Removal Project, which will remain in place.
The Sandown Park Station car park improvements are part of the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to increase car parking at stations to make it easier for people to catch the train.
Since 2014, the Labor Government has delivered almost 10,000 parking spaces at metropolitan and regional stations across the state, and the government is now delivering 11,000 more new and upgraded spaces.
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Quote attributable to Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula
“Our extra car parks at Sandown Park Station will make a huge difference to commuters in the south-east.”
“We understand that people still need to be able to park at the station while construction takes place, so we are carefully staging the works to reduce the impacts on commuters.”
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