Tender Released for Keilor Plains Station Car Park Boost
The tender for construction of up to 220 extra car parks at Keilor Plains station has been released to market.
Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman MP welcomed the release of the tender, which is also for the construction of more than 1,500 extra spaces at stations across outer Melbourne and regional Victoria where they are needed most.
The upgrade will install new lighting, CCTV and signage and means there will be up to 220 spaces in total at the station for commuters.
The Andrews Labor Government is investing $20 million to relieve pressure on packed train station car parks, to make it easier for people to drive to the station, catch the train and get home safer and sooner.
It’s part of the Labor Government’s overhaul of Victoria’s public transport system, to run more trains, that turn up on time more often, for a growing Victoria.
Site planning and detailed design works will begin this year, in order to prepare the sites for construction to commence in early 2017. All construction works are expected to be completed by late 2017.
Quotes attributable to Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman MP
“More and more people are catching the train to work, which is putting massive pressure on car parking at Keilor Plains station.”
“This is an important milestone in this critical project, which reduce the daily scramble to get a park and mean more choice for more people in Keilor Plains about how they get around.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is delivering the major public transport projects our network needs, and making the small local improvements that make a big difference to the daily commute.”