Hume City Council has awarded the contract to local company Kane Constructions to deliver 300 new commuter parking spaces, plus more than 100 spaces for shoppers and traders across four levels.
The new multi-deck car park will be built in central Sunbury and feature accessible parking for people with disabilities, enhanced lighting and improved signage within the precinct.
It will not only make it easier for commuters catching the train – it will also alleviate pressure on neighbouring streets which are often used for parking by commuters, shoppers and shop tenants.
Led by Hume City Council, the upgrade is jointly funded with support from the Victorian Government’s Car Parks for Commuters Program, the Victorian Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution, andthe Australian Government.
The Sunbury Station car park is part of the broader Commuter Car Park Upgrades – Northern Lines project, to which the Australian Government has committed $70 million towards.
Since 2014, 15,000 new and upgraded commuter parking spaces have been delivered at stations across the state, and the Victorian Government is on track to deliver an additional 6,000 spaces.
Works on the new multi-deck car park at Sunbury Station will commence on site in mid-2023 with design development underway.
Quote attributable to Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll
“Our Big Build is continuing to deliver upgrades in Sunbury which will reduce travel times, improve safety and create better local connections for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.”
Quote attributable to Federal Member for Hawke Sam Rae
“This project is a huge step forward in making access to public transport and parking easier for people in Sunbury. Whether it be travelling to work, school or heading to the shops.”
Quote attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull
“Whether you walk, ride or drive to Sunbury Station – this new car park will make it easier for everyone catching the train.”
Quotes attributable to Mayor of Hume City Cr Joseph Haweil
“Our locals have been waiting far too long for better parking options at Sunbury Station and this new car park will make it easier for commuters and shoppers alike.”
“These extra spaces are critical to reducing congestion and will allow easier access for Sunbury residents to get where they need to go.”