MORE CAR PARKS AT BELGRAVE STATION A STEP CLOSER

Geotechnical works will take place at Belgrave Station car park from next week, as the Andrews Labor Government gets on with building more spaces for passengers to park.

As part of planning works for the proposed new multi-deck car park at Belgrave Station, environmental surveys and soil sampling will occur from 7am to 6pm between Tuesday 30 July and Friday 2 August.

During these works up to 20 parking spaces will be temporarily closed, with passengers asked to follow safety signs in place during this time.

The geotechnical analysis will provide essential information about the current ground conditions of the site, providing crucial input into the concept design for the station car park.

The design will also be informed by feedback received from the community, following face-to-face and online engagement earlier this year.

Once the concept design for the car park is completed, further engagement with the community and stakeholders will take place, and planning work for the car park will continue in conjunction with expert engineers and architects.

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering 470 additional car park spaces in the precinct.

Upgrading the car park at Belgrave Station will deliver a range of benefits including more car parking spaces, improved pedestrian access for people of all abilities and better integration between the township and the iconic Puffing Billy tourist railway.

The Belgrave car park upgrade also includes improvements to the bus interchange and additional bicycle storage, making it easier for people to connect with their preferred form of transport.

The new car park at Belgrave Station is part of the Labor Government’s commitment to improve access to public transport by increasing car parking at stations.

Over the past four years, the Labor Government has built almost 10,000 parking spaces at metropolitan and regional stations across the state, with a further 11,000 spaces still to come.

The community and other stakeholders can find information or provide feedback about the project by visiting the VicTrack website or emailing projects@victrack.com.au.

Quotes attributable to Member for Monbulk James Merlino

“Additional car parks at Belgrave Station will provide much needed relief for people parking at the station to catch a train, while also helping free up spaces in the township for shoppers and traders.”

“These works will help us move to the next stage of planning for the car park, allowing us to advance the design process and carry out further consultation with the local community.”

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