The number of parking spaces available for customers at Riverwood Train Station will more than triple under a NSW Liberals & Nationals Government.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian today announced $19 million will be invested to deliver up to 150 additional commuter car spaces with a new car park at Riverwood.
“We will deliver these additional car spaces on top of the 66 already available to customers using Riverwood train station,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“Once this new commuter car park is complete there will be over 210 car spaces available for customers around Riverwood station.
“As a Government we are doing all we can to encourage people to use public transport and extra car spaces give commuters a good reason to do so.”
Member for Oatley Mark Coure said the new car park would address the increasing demand for parking in his area from train customers.
“This is great news for locals who have been a part of the massive growth in patronage on the Sydney Train network over the past few years,” Mr Coure said.
“In 2015 our Government promised to upgrade access at Riverwood Station and we delivered. Today we’ve committed to build a new car park here and I will get it done, like when I secured more parking for commuters at Oatley and Beverly Hills stations.”
“I would like to thank the community who have shown ongoing support for my campaign for increased commuter parking in Riverwood. With over 1,400 signatures on my petition, it is clear what local residents want and I am proud to be delivering this much-needed infrastructure.”
The Riverwood car park boost follows a pre-election commitment to provide 210 more spaces for customers around Engadine station, which will lift its total to over 300.
Since 2011, the NSW Government has delivered more than 550 commuter car spaces in southern Sydney at locations like Sutherland (388) and Oatley (100).
Discussions to acquire a site for a new multi-storey commuter car park at Riverwood are underway. Following that, planning work and community consultation will begin with construction expected to take 18 months from when a contractor is appointed.