CONCEPT DESIGN RELEASED FOR CRAIGIEBURN STATION CAR PARK
Parking relief is a step closer for Craigieburn commuters, with the concept design for new parking spaces now available.
Craigieburn commuters can look forward to more parking at their station with the construction of a new car park, which will boost the total number of spaces at Craigieburn Station to 1,100.
The new 745 space car park will be built along the eastern edge of the Hume Highway and linked to the station by a pedestrian footpath.
The Craigieburn community helped inform the concept design of the car park via an online survey late last year.
Responding to community feedback, accessibility and safety are key considerations in the design, which includes CCTV and lighting throughout the car park and along the new pedestrian path to the station.
A signalised pedestrian crossing will also be installed at Potter Street to ensure safe passage to and from the station for commuters.
Multiple entry and exit points are included in the design to help minimise traffic congestion for drivers using the car park – another suggestion from the local community.
The project will also include new bicycle facilities so cyclists can ride to the station and get on the train.
The new car park at Craigieburn Station is being delivered by VicTrack. Planning, detailed design and the approval process will be taking place during 2019 with construction to be completed in 2020.
More than 30 new parking spaces are also being delivered on Potter Street, in addition to the 123 spaces delivered since October 2016, to help ease congestion in the short term.
The Craigieburn Station car park upgrade is part of the Victorian Government’s $60 million car park package – a key part of over $1 billion in new public transport infrastructure funded in the 2018/19 State Budget.
Under the package, more than 2,000 new and upgraded car parking spaces will be delivered at key stations across the network, along with improved secure storage facilities for cyclists and better access for pedestrians.
Other stations to be upgraded include Belgrave, Sandown Park, Sunbury, Epping and Hurstbridge.
For more information about the Craigieburn Station car park upgrade and to view the concept design visit victrack.com.au/craigieburn
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne
“We are making significant investments in car parking and train station infrastructure across the state, making our public transport system safer and more accessible.”
“This 745-space car park is part of our long term commitment to the Craigieburn community to increase commuter car parking, making it easier for people use public transport.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence
“Craigieburn residents have made it clear that our community needs a long-term commuter parking solution, and that’s what we’re delivering”
“We are also providing additional permanent parking on Potter Street to ease congestion while we get on with delivering this massive new car park for Craigieburn commuters.”