Tuesday, 20 November 2018

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 Nar Nar Goon, Bunyip and Drouin Stations.

Whether it’s building more car parking or upgrading every regional rail line, only Labor will make it easier and safer for people in Gippsland to get where they need to go.

The Labor Government has invested $9 million to upgrade a number of stations along the Gippsland corridor, adding new car parks, improving bus interchanges and lighting at stations.

Work has already begun on the $530 million Gippsland Line Upgrade that will deliver improved train services to the growing communities of Gippsland and create hundreds of jobs in the region.

There’s more to do and only Labor will build up to 50 new and upgraded car parks at Nar Nar Goon Station, 40 at Drouin Station and 30 at Bunyip Station as part of Labor’s $150 million Car Parks for Commuters Fund.

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 is 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.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan

“Whether it’s upgrading every regional rail line to deliver faster and more frequent services or building new car parks, only Labor will get Victorians home safer and sooner.”      

Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“We’ve delivered upgrades to a number of stations, we’re running VLocity trains to Bairnsdale, getting on with the Gippsland Line Upgrade and delivering more car parks to get locals where they need to go faster.”

Quote attributable to Labor Candidate for Narracan Christine Maxfield

“We know how frustrating it can be to find a park at a station – that’s why Labor will deliver more than a hundred spaces and upgrade lighting and CCTV to make the station safer.”