Commuter car park boost for North Rocks
Catching public transport in Sydney’s north-west is now easier and more convenient following the completion of a new commuter car park in North Rocks.
Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott today officially opened the new car park which has delivered 135 additional parking spaces for North Rocks commuters.
“Making public transport more accessible is a key commitment of the NSW Government and this project is a great example of the projects undertaken as part of our Commuter Car Park Program which will invest $351 million during the next four years,” Mr Elliott said.
“As the population of Western Sydney grows it is important we continue to deliver for families, businesses and commuters by providing more convenient access to public transport at key interchanges.
“The construction of this new car park means North Rocks commuters now have 135 additional spaces to the 88 car spaces currently available at the Barclay Rd commuter car park.
“The new car park, which has delivered safety and security improvements, including accessible spaces, improved lighting and wayfinding signage, provides greater public transport options for north-west Sydney commuters and helps reduce congestion on local roads.
“Commuters will also benefit from Park&Ride boom gates which will be installed in the coming weeks to provide up to 18 hours of secure free parking per day when customers tap onto a connecting public transport journey with their Opal, credit or debit card.”
This project has also provided a boost to the local economy with 845 cubic metres of concrete, 101 tonnes of Australian steel used and a total of 52,045 hours of work carried out by 531 workers across the lifespan of the works.
The NSW Government’s Commuter Car Park Program has now delivered more than 14,000 commuter car spaces across Sydney since 2011 – these include Edmondson Park South, Leppington, St Marys, Wentworthville, Schofields, West Ryde, Winston Hills and Warwick Farm.
The program also has another 4000 additional spaces on the way at locations including Edmondson Park North, Emu Plains, Casula, Como, Riverwood, Beverly Hills and Revesby.