700 parking spaces delivered for Western Sydney commuters
Public transport commuters across Sydney’s booming north-west are set to benefit from the newly completed Schofields station commuter car park.
Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott said the project had delivered 700 additional parking spaces for commuters as well as 15 new dedicated accessible parking spaces and six motorcycle bays.
“Car parks such as this one at Schofields not only helps make catching public transport even easier and more convenient for commuters but helps reduce congestion on the roads.
“The 305 spaces delivered today is excellent news for the growing number of residents in Schofields and surrounding suburbs, following completion of 395 new spaces last month.
“A total of 398 people worked 61,030 hours on the project, pouring 1100 square metres of concrete and laying 1574 tonnes of asphalt to deliver a modern, accessible car parking station. There was also 700 square metres of recycled mulch used and 99 earthmoving machines were put to work.
“Schofield commuters now have safe and reliable parking 24 hours a day to access public transport. This car park features CCTV coverage, lighting, fencing and wayfinding signage to help customers navigate the car park safely and additional facilities for motorcyclists and those who require accessible spaces,” Mr Elliott said.
The project was delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Commuter Car Park Program which provides more convenient access to public transport at key interchanges. The NSW Government has delivered more than 13,000 commuter car spaces across Sydney since 2011, with around 5000 additional spaces under development.
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly said the new commuter car park had been provided to cater for the growing population of the district.
“I’m pleased that we have been able to deliver 700 extra spaces for commuters at Schofields station,” Mr Conolly said.
“This will make life easier for those who travel by train to and from work every day.”
Transport Park&Ride boom gates are also planned for installation to free up more spaces for those who travel on public transport. The Opal card operated boom gates will provide parking for up to 18 hours when customers tap onto a connecting public transport journey.