The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering extra car parking for Craigieburn passengers, with the opening of a tender to construct the station’s new car park.

The new car park will significantly increase the parking available for station users, more than doubling capacity and bringing the total number of spaces to more than 1,000.

The car park will be built along the eastern edge of the Hume Highway, east of the station, and will be linked to the station via a new footpath.

It will have lighting, CCTV, multiple entry and exit points, and include new bicycle parking.

A new signalised pedestrian crossing over Potter Street will also be built so people can get from their vehicles to the station safely, and the pedestrian crossing over the railway line will be upgraded.

The Craigieburn Station car park improvements are part of the Labor Government’s promise to increase car parking at stations to improve access to public transport.

Over the past four years almost 10,000 parking spaces have been delivered at metropolitan and regional stations across the state.

More than 30 new parking spaces were built at Craigieburn Station earlier in 2019. This was in addition to the 123 spaces delivered since October 2016, helping to ease congestion in the short term.

Contractors wishing to apply to construct the Craigieburn Station car park should visit victrack.com.au/supplier. Construction of the car park is scheduled to begin early next year.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence

“Craigieburn residents have called for more much-needed station car parking for many years, and we have listened.”

”We have provided some relief with extra spaces on site and on Potter Street, but this new car park will deliver significant relief with over 700 additional spaces for our growing community.”

“The new car park at Craigieburn Station will boost the number of spaces available for station users.”