Planning is underway to deliver additional car parking spaces for public transport customers at Riverwood Station, with a proposed site identified to provide safe and convenient parking close to the station.
Member for Banks, David Coleman, and Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, have noted that the project will be jointly funded by the Federal and NSW Governments and that the proposed location will be located off Webb Street, with the site to include the existing car park.
“The new multi-storey will provide customers with consolidated and convenient commuter parking, all within walking distance of the railway station,” Mr Coure said.
“This proposal will not only provide customers with greater access to public transport, it will also generate around 60 jobs, ensuring we have more tradies with tools in hand.”
Federal Member for Banks, David Coleman, said that it is great to see progress on this project as parking in Riverwood has been an issue for some time.
“This new commuter carpark in Riverwood will help to reduce parking congestion in residential streets and provide better access to the station for commuters,” Mr Coleman said.
Key features of the proposal include:
A four level multi-storey car park providing up to 140 additional parking spaces
Accessible parking spaces and lift access
Installation of CCTV, lighting and wayfinding signage for safety and security
Provision for future electric vehicle charging spaces
Transport Park and Ride infrastructure (Opal operated boom gates)
Rooftop solar panels
Community consultation for the project will begin later this year when local residents will be able to view and comment on the Review of Environmental Factors, the official planning document for the proposal.
Subject to community consultation and planning approval, construction is expected to start at the end of 2021 and be completed by the end of 2022.
“I will continue to keep the community informed throughout the process, because I know how important this project is for commuters and local residents,” Mr Coure said.
For more information, please visit https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/commuter-car-park-program#In_planning or www.transport.nsw.gov.au/riverwood