MORE TRAIN STATION CAR PARKING FOR MELTON COMMUTERS
It will be easier for local commuters to find a car park with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to build more car parking at Melton Station.
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.
We promised to remove the level crossing at Melton Highway in Sydenham to allow more trains to run and stop drivers from getting stuck at the boom gates, and that’s exactly what we’ve done.
The Labor Government has already added 270 car parks since 2014.
But there’s more to do, and only Labor will build 100 new and upgraded car parks at Melton Station as part of Labor’s $150 million Car Parks for Commuters Fund.
The existing car park is 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 project will also include new lighting and CCTV to make the station 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.
This is in addition to Labor’s plan to deliver fast rail to the regions and more metro services to growing suburbs, such as Melton.
Only Labor will do the planning to deliver two new electrified metro lines to Melton and Wyndham Vale with possible new stations, with the Wyndham Vale line potentially becoming the western section of the Suburban Rail Loop.
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 or building new car parks, only Labor will get Victorians home safer and sooner.”
Quotes attributable to Candidate for Melton Steve McGhie
“Demand for parking at Melton Station 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.”
“This is great news for our local community – 100 more spaces to reduce the morning frustrations to find a park, and lighting and CCTV to make Melton Station safer.”