Wednesday 7th January 2020

Public transport users in the Latrobe Valley can look forward to easier access to services, with works underway to build a new car park at Morwell Station thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

The station’s new car park is being built to the west of the station, on transport land next to the rail line. There will be up to 53 new spaces, with better lighting and CCTV throughout the carpark.

Two accessible spaces will be incorporated into the current car park near the station entrance, and existing accessible spaces will be upgraded to make it easier for people with reduced mobility to connect to public transport.

The new car park at Morwell Station is part of the Labor Government’s $9 million Gippsland Rail Corridor Station Upgrade Program, which has delivered accessibility improvements and upgraded facilities at Morwell, Moe, Traralgon and Trafalgar stations.

Improvements already delivered at Morwell Station include creating a new platform entry point, building a ramp connecting the station to the underpass, and lowering the ticket counter.

The project will be supported by Gippsland-based subcontractors, creating local jobs and boosting Gippsland’s economy.

Construction of the car park is scheduled to be completed mid next year.

Further free car parking will be delivered across the Latrobe Valley through the Labor Government’s Regional Car Parks Fund, which will make it easier to get around Victoria’s growing regional cities.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“Morwell Station has already been made more accessible, and this new car parking will mean people of all abilities can park at the station more easily at any time of the day and in all weathers.”

“Construction of the car park will not only deliver improved car parking for people using the station, it will also provide a boost to local business who are involved in the delivery of the works.”