Hume City Council today announced the start of the major construction phase of a new multi-level car park for Sunbury, which it says will ease parking congestion in the CBD.
With a total of 400 spaces being created, the growing Sunbury population will have more freedom to choose public transport as a viable transport option, while de-congesting surrounding streets being used as a daily parking option, said Mayor Joseph Haweil.
“Hume City Council is excited to break ground on a project that will help free up local streets from commuter parking stemming from the rapidly growing population in Sunbury,” the Mayor said.
“We are proud of the many benefits the new multi-deck car park will deliver in reducing congestion, meeting the needs of shoppers, and encouraging more people to catch the train.
“We know the positive impact of this project will be widely felt by different sections of the community and appreciate locals giving us the time to create a more functional CBD for Sunbury.”
The project is being delivered by Council and jointly funded with support from the Victorian Government’s Car Parks for Commuters Program, the Victorian Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution, the Australian Government’s Urban Congestion Fund and the Council.
“We are getting on with the job and can’t wait to deliver this much needed upgrade for our growing local community,” said State Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull.
“These upgrades will make it easier for both commuters that use the train and the wider Sunbury community who will benefit from increased parking within the precinct.”