150 Extra Car Parks at Williams Landing Station
The Andrews Labor Government will build up to 150 new car parks for commuters at Williams Landing Station.
Member for Tarneit Telmo Languiller, and Member for Altona, Jill Hennessy, welcomed the announcement, which will make it easier to drive to the station and catch the train.
The new spaces will be built on land between Wallace Avenue and Palmers Road, which is currently used as an informal car park. The area will be paved, so it doesn’t get muddy when it’s wet, and will include new lighting, signage and CCTV.
The extra spaces are part of the Labor Government’s $20 million investment to boost parking at train stations.
The project will deliver more than 1,500 extra spaces across outer Melbourne and regional Victoria where they are needed most. Site planning and detailed design works at each station will begin this year, in order to prepare the sites for construction to start in early 2017.
Every new space is expected to be built and available to commuters by the end of next year.
Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit, Telmo Languiller
“More and more people are moving to Melbourne’s west and catching the train. That’s great but it’s putting pressure on car parking, which is why we’re boosting parking at Williams Landing Station.”
“The extra spaces will relieve pressure on the busy car park and enable more people to drive to the station catch the train.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Altona, Jill Hennessy
“Car parks at stations around Victoria are getting busier, earlier – that’s why we’re investing $20 million to create more than 1,500 extra spaces at stations across the network, including up to 150 here at Williams landing.”
“These extra spaces will be a god send for local passengers who drive to Williams Landing. It will reduce the daily scramble to get a park, and make it easier to get to work and home again at the end of the day.”