The Victorian Government has announced 95 new car parking spaces and safety upgrades for Melbourne’s north-west, to be delivered by Brimbank City Council.
The parking spaces will be built on Sydenham Road near Watergardens railway station later this year. The new spaces and upgrades will make it easier for commuters to catch the train from Watergardens, said Minister for Public Transport, Ben Carroll.
“More car parking options makes commuting easier which is why we are boosting parking capacity for passengers across the state,” said Mr Carroll.
“Whether you walk, ride, or drive to the station, this vital infrastructure upgrade will improve safety and make catching the train at Watergardens Railway Station more convenient and easily accessible.”
Watergardens Station is a busy location on Melbourne’s transport network, with more than 1.5 million commuters using the station annually in recent years.
The works are part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Car Parks for Commuters program. Works, to be managed by Brimbank City Council, will include the construction of asphalt roadside car parking bays and a shared user path along Sydenham Road.
New kerbs, drains, and pedestrian areas will also be constructed between Roseleigh Boulevard and Ondella Way, as well as a new safety fence to be installed along the railway line.
Landscaping work including tree planting will be completed along Sydenham Road as a part of the works.
“This is stage one of the works we are doing to improve car parking at Watergardens and will benefit the entire community – with more commuter car parking, improved safety, and creating better accessibility for Sydenham residents to get to Watergardens station,” said Member for Sydenham, Natalie Hutchins.