Adjournment: Craigieburn Station Parking
Ms SPENCE (Yuroke) (19:21): (2058) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport. The action I seek is for the minister to provide me with an update on the progress of the delivery of around 700 additional car parking spaces for the commuters using Craigieburn station. As the minister would know, the Yuroke electorate is experiencing massive population growth, and at the moment we have commuters that are travelling to the station from car parks up to a kilometre away from the station because there are several restrictions on local roads. Whilst we have been able to put in increased car spaces at the station—there are only around 50 at the station and around 100 nearby in Potter Street—those additional spaces have not really stemmed the demand for additional spaces. So the additional 700 that this project will provide, the largest car park expansion in the state’s history, will provide significant relief for commuters that want to use Craigieburn station. It will provide huge relief. It will provide much more accessible parking and much safer parking, and it is going to be warmly welcomed by the community. The community is really looking forward to an update from the minister, and I certainly look forward to sharing a project update with the community.