Commuters in Gisborne, Kyneton and Riddells Creek will find it easier to park, catch the train and travel – with works to build new and upgraded car parking spaces at the train stations now complete.
The Andrews Labor Government has delivered the new and upgraded car parking spaces across Gisborne, Kyneton and Riddells Creek stations, which also includes accessible car parking and the installation of 35 new bicycle hoops.
100 car parking spaces, including four accessible spaces, have been upgraded at Gisborne Station in the former gravel carpark on the north side of the tracks.
At Kyneton Station 50 new car parking spaces, including one accessible space, have been constructed to the west of the existing car park on the north side of the tracks.
Riddells Creek Station also has 50 new car parking spaces, which includes three accessible spaces, built to the east of the existing car park.
The new car park at Gisborne Station opened earlier this month, while the new car park at Kyneton is now open.
The new car park at Riddells Creek Station will open to the public during the middle of this year, following the completion of sewer upgrade works by Greater Western Water and works by Macedon Ranges Shire Council to upgrade Hamilton Street.
Lighting and CCTV has also been installed to improve safety for passengers at the stations.
The project is being delivered by VicTrack as part of the Car Parks for Commuters Program.
Civil construction company Ace Infrastructure was appointed to design and construct the car parks on behalf of VicTrack, following a competitive tender process.
Since 2014, the Labor Government has delivered 16,000 new and upgraded parking spaces at train stations across the state, is on track to deliver an additional 5,000 new and upgraded spaces.
For more information about the Car Parks for Commuters Program visit carparks.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas
"These new and upgraded car parks at Gisborne, Kyneton and Riddells Creek train stations will provide a huge benefit to commuters in the Macedon Ranges region – making it easier and more accessible for them to park, catch the train and travel."
"The project also caters for the increase in people moving to the Macedon Ranges and ensures locals can get to where they need to go on our transport network."