NEW CAR PARKING ON THE WAY FOR BENDIGO LINE PASSENGERS

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering much needed new and upgraded car parking at three stations on the Bendigo line to make it easier for more people to catch the train.

The Gisborne Station car parking area will be upgraded and new car parking will be built at Kyneton and Riddells Creek stations.

The projects will also deliver additional accessible car parks, bicycle parking and increased safety and security with CCTV and lighting covering the car parks.

Concept designs for the projects have been developed and local residents are now being asked to have their say on the plans by completing an online survey on the Engage Victoria Platform, which is open until 5pm on 31 March 2021.

The new and upgraded car parking is being delivered by VicTrack through the Labor Government’s Car Parks for Commuters program, which is building and upgrading car parks at stations to make it easier to catch the train.

The Car Parks for Commuters program is helping to deliver the Government’s commitment of 11,000 new and upgraded car parks at train stations across metropolitan and regional Victoria – on top of the almost 10,000 new and upgraded car parks delivered between 2014 and 2018.

The 11,000 new and upgraded car parks will free up local streets, make it easier to catch the train, improve safety, and generate jobs across the state.

For more information visit carparks.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll

“Increasing car and bicycle parking at stations makes it easier for people to access public transport and get to where they are going.”

“We are building new and upgraded car parking at stations across the state to respond to the increase in passengers we have seen over recent years, particularly as we continue upgrading Victoria’s rail network.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas

“These car park improvements will help people living in the Macedon Ranges get to their local station and I encourage people to provide any feedback they have on the plans.”

“This is the second time we have increased car parking at Gisborne and Kyneton stations and these projects respond to the fact that over recent years more and more people have been catching the train on the Bendigo line.”