Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today joined Member for Granville Tony Issa to open a brand-new car park for customers at Granville Station, providing 24 new car and motorcycle spaces for the local community.
Ms Berejiklian said the extra parking spaces at the corner of Rowell Street and Cowper Street are part of the NSW Government’s multi-million-dollar parking and interchange upgrade at Granville Station.
“In September last year I was pleased to unveil the first stage of upgrades at Granville – a new look, modern transport interchange, upgraded toilets and 40 new commuter parking spaces on Mary Street,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“Today’s announcement brings the total number of additional parking spaces in the Granville Station precinct to around 60 – a huge boost for commuters. We will continue to look for opportunities to provide more parking for customers.
“The local member Tony Issa has been campaigning tirelessly for more parking spaces so customers have an option to leave their car at the station and jump on the train to get to work, visit friends or travel to appointments.
“We all know how frustrating it is driving around trying to find a parking spot, and that’s why this government is listening to the community and investing in new parking spaces for customers where they’re needed most.
“I am pleased customer safety has also been ramped up as part of the project, with improved lighting, fencing and new CCTV.”
The new free and un-timed parking spaces announced today are in addition to 37 two-hour spaces and 20 all-day spots previously available for customers at the site – taking the total number of parking spaces to 83.
Mr Issa said it was a big win for local commuters and showed the government was listening and delivering real improvements to public transport in Western Sydney.
“When I visit the station and talk to local residents, they tell me public transport services are definitely improving, but parking still remains an issue for people wanting to catch the train,” he said.
“I am so pleased we have been able to deliver more parking spaces for Granville commuters. I want more people to use public transport and this can’t be done when they’re driving around trying to find parking spots that just aren’t there.
“Under Labor it was all talk and no action when it came to transport in Western Sydney. The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is transforming public transport after years of neglect.
“The Opal card is now available on all trains, buses, Sydney Ferries and light rail, with 1.8 million Opal cards now issued.
“This government has also made sure trains are air-conditioned through the successful Waratah train rollout, and has delivered more than 10,500 extra weekly train, bus and ferry services, most of which are in Western Sydney.”
The new car park at Granville has been delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program – delivering modern and accessible public transport infrastructure right across the state.