Car park construction spree for select railway stations

Car park construction spree for select railway stations
Car park construction spree for select railway stations

There’s relief coming for workers who have been driven mad by the bumper to bumper.

The budget seeks to encourage the workforce to instead park and ride on the train.

The first funds will be spent at Hurstville, Panania, Gosford and Woy Woy.

The $500 million national program has been dubbed the Commuter Car Park Fund.

It is aimed at providing carparking for the workers wishing to commute to work rather than drive into the increasingly congested CBD.

The bulk will be spent at Gosford which will get a $30 million car park. Panania and Hurtsville gets a $7.5 million allocation with $5 in Woy Woy.

“The Commuter Car Park Fund will allow more people to park and ride, taking tens of thousands of cars off our major roads per day,” the budget papers noted.

“This fund will focus on immediate, practical measures to cut travel times within our cities.

"Removing bottlenecks and improving travel corridors,” the Treasurer said.

It will include a $500 million Commuter Car Park Fund that will improve access to public transport hubs and take tens of thousands of cars off our roads.

NSW is budgeted to get a $50 million car park building allocation which comes under the $4 billion Urban Congestion Fund, which has been boosted by $3 billion.

It comes as Sydney residents have been increasingly frustrated by the unavailability of carparking at railway stations, and also annoyed at the increased road congestion.

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