Adjournment: Craigieburn Station Parking
Ms SPENCE (Yuroke) (19:18:12) — (14 274) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport, and the action I seek is that the minister provide an update on the time line for the provision of additional car parking at Craigieburn railway station. Commuters in the Yuroke electorate are thrilled with the announcement of a $60 million investment in parking at train stations, including an additional 745 car spaces for Craigieburn railway station. Currently the car park at Craigieburn station is routinely full well before peak hour. These new spaces will help commuters get home safer and sooner as well as taking the pressure off car parks at the nearby Roxburgh Park and Coolaroo stations. This announcement comes in addition to the 124 spaces already built or underway under this government, with the number of spaces available to commuters expanding from 270 at the start of this term to a huge 1139 spaces once the project is complete. I thank the minister for delivering this much-needed investment, and I look forward to sharing her response with Yuroke residents.
The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will provide $60 million for more than 2,000 new and upgraded car parking spaces, more secure storage facilities for cyclists and better access for pedestrians at busy metropolitan train stations.
I am pleased to confirm that Craigieburn Station is one of the stations that will benefit from this commitment and detailed planning is underway for providing a new car park proposed along the eastern edge of the Hume Highway, directly east of the station.
Design work and community consultations will commence in the second half of this year with construction to begin after these important steps have been undertaken.
Hon Jacinta Allan MP
Member for Bendigo East
Minister for Public Transport