More Parking for Passengers to Ease Pressure at Keilor Plains
The Andrews Labor Government will build up to 220 extra car parking spaces at Keilor Plains to make it easier for passengers to find a park and catch the train.
State Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman MP today announced that Ace Infrastructure has been awarded the contract to upgrade the Keilor Plains car park.
New lighting, CCTV footage, line markings and signage will improve safety and access in and around the station.
Increasing parking capacity at Keilor Plains will also help to reduce traffic congestion on local streets by encouraging more people to use public transport.
Keilor Plains was chosen following an extensive audit of more than 200 suburban and regional stations to determine the current capacity, future demand, available land, and population growth of each area.
A series of community information sessions were held this year to give local residents and passengers the chance to have their say and find out more about the car park concept design.
The 2016/17 Victorian Budget included $20 million to build more than 1,500 new car parks across the outer suburbs and regional Victoria. Following detailed planning work that number has increased by up to 600 spaces.
The project will unlock land at stations to provide thousands of new sealed car parking spaces free of charge.
The additional parking spaces will be completed by mid-2018. For more information about the project, please visit victrack.com.au.
Quotes attributable to State Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman MP
“We’re making it easier to drive to the station and catch the train – which is why we’re creating up to 220 new car parking spaces right here at Keilor Plains.”
“This upgrade will help locals in St Albans access the trains they rely on every day to get to work, school and back home safely.”