MORE TRAIN STATION CAR PARKING FOR COMMUTERS OUT WEST

It will be easier for commuters in the west to find a car park with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to build more car parking at Wyndham Vale, Tarneit, Watergardens and Werribee Stations.

Whether it’s building more car parking or planning for new metro lines to the western suburbs, only Labor will make it easier and safer for people in the west to get where they need to go.

There’s more to do and only Labor will build up to 1,600 new and upgraded car parks at Wyndham Vale, Werribee, Watergardens and Tarneit as part of Labor’s $150 million Carparks for Commuters Fund.

The existing car parks at these stations are often full by the morning peak, forcing commuters to park elsewhere – clogging up nearby 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 Park 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 already, and are expected to create and support over 400 jobs.

This adds to Labor’s plan to deliver two new electrified metro lines to Melton and Wyndham Vale to deliver more metro services for the first time to these growing western suburbs.

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.

Quotes attributable to Treasurer and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“Demand for parking in the west 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 catch the train.”

“Whether it’s upgrading rail lines to deliver faster and more frequent services or building new car parks, only Labor will get Victorians home safer and sooner, and deliver for the west.”

Quote attributable to Labor Candidate for Tarneit Sarah Connolly

“I have been campaigning strongly to upgrade car parking at Tarneit Station and only Labor will deliver hundreds more spaces and upgrade lighting and CCTV to make the station safer.”

Quote attributable to Member for Sydenham Natalie Hutchins

“We know how frustrating it is to find a car park at the station – that’s why we will build over 500 car parks at Watergardens to help get locals where they need to go faster.”