MORE TRAIN STATION CAR PARKING FOR MOOROOLBARK COMMUTERS

It will be easier for local commuters to find a car park with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to build more car parking at Mooroolbark Station.

Whether it’s building more car parking or removing dangerous and congested level crossings, only Labor will make it safer and easier for locals in Melbourne’s east to get where they need to go.

We promised to remove the level crossings at Mountain Highway and Scoresby Road in Bayswater to allow more trains to run and stop drivers from getting stuck at the boom gates, and that’s exactly what we’ve done.

There’s more to do and only Labor will build up to 450 new and upgraded car parks at Mooroolbark as part of Labor’s $150 million Car parks for Commuters Fund.

Mooroolbark station’s existing car park is often full by the morning peak, forcing commuters to park elsewhere – clogging up nearby local streets.

This investment will aim to double the spaces at Mooroolbark with a deck to be built on the existing car park with works to be incorporated into the Manchester Road, Mooroolbark level crossing removal.

Delivering these new car parks will free up parking in neighbouring streets and make it easier for more locals to catch the train. The projects will also include new lighting and CCTV to make the stations safer.

Labor’s Car Parks for Commuters Fund will see 11,000 new and upgraded car parks being built at some of our busiest metropolitan and regional train stations. With around 55,000 station spaces currently across the state, the investment will see a 20 per cent bump in available parking.

The additional 11,000 spaces are on top of the close to 10,000 new and upgraded spaces built by the Andrews Labor Government over the past four years, and expected to create and support over 400 jobs.

While the former Liberal Government failed to invest in our state’s growing suburbs cutting funding for schools, hospitals, road and rail – only Labor can be trusted to deliver the big projects local communities really need.

Quote attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan

“Whether it’s removing level crossings, delivering better bus routes or building new car parks, only Labor will get Victorians home safer and sooner.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Monbulk James Merlino

“I have been campaigning strongly to upgrade car parking at Mooroolbark Station and only Labor will deliver more spaces and upgrade lighting and CCTV to make the station safer.”

“Demand for parking in Monbulk is growing each week – that’s why a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will deliver up to 450 car parks, freeing up local streets and making it easier to commute.”

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