November 5, 2018

More train station car parking for macedon 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 Riddells Creek Station, Kyneton Station and Gisborne Station.

Whether it’s building more car parking or upgrading every regional rail line, only Labor will make it easier and safer for people to get where they need to go.

The Andrews Labor Government has already delivered upgraded carparks, security and lighting at Woodend, Macedon, Gisborne and Kyneton, while work is currently being completed at Clarkefield.

But there’s more to do and only Labor will build 100 new and upgraded car parks at Gisborne Station, 50 at Riddells Creek Station and up to 50 at Kyneton Station as part of Labor’s $150 million Car parks for Commuters Fund.

Demand for car parking at these stations is growing as more and more locals are using the train to get to work, education and social events.

Delivering these new carparks will make it easier for more people to catch the train and ensure people can continue to do so in the future.

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.

While the former Liberal Government failed to invest in our state’s growing towns, 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 upgrading every regional rail line to deliver faster and more frequent services, buying new modern trains or building new car parks, only Labor will get Victorians home safer and sooner."

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas
"We’re upgrading our train line, running more services, we’ve delivered car parks at some of our stations already, and only Labor can be trusted to deliver hundreds of more spaces and do the work to make our stations safer."

"We know how frustrating it can be to find a park at the station – that’s why a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will deliver up to 200 car parks across our region, making it easier to commute."

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