The Hon. Victor Dominello MP invited the community to have their say on their preferred location for a new commuter car park at Eastwood Station with West Parade and a section of Eastwood Park the two options to be discussed.
"The NSW Government is committed to delivering more commuter car parking across the public transport network and these extra spaces at Eastwood Station will make it much easier for customers to link with public transport services," said Victor Dominello.
"Our initial plans were to build this new facility on Rowe Street, however, following feedback from local residents and stakeholders, and further investigations into the proposed site, it was determined that this was not the best location for the community. ·
"Working closely with Ryde Council, we have identified two possible locations for the new facility.
"The first location being considered is to upgrade the existing sports field on the lower area of Eastwood Park. This would be elevated to an all-weather, multi-use synthetic surface allowing for a single level car park to be constructed underneath it, provid ing around 270 spaces.
"The second location is the site of the existing ground level car park on West Parade, located adjacent to the station. This option would incorporate a six storey car park providing 250 spaces above the bus interchange.
"Both sites are planned to deliver increased accessibility for our less mobile customers, as well the latest CCTV technology and lighting to improve security. A priority will be to have high quality urban design to integrate the facilities with the local area."
"As part of the planning process, we'll be asking the community for their feedback on both locations. Information will be placed on both the Transport for NSW and Council websites.
"Details will also be sent directly to local residents and we'll be setting up pop-up stalls and drop-in sessions so that the community can discuss the options directly with the project team."
Community consultation will take place from 29 March to 7 May. Information about the project and consultation activities can also be found on the Eastwood Commuter Car Park web page.
The Eastwood commuter car park project is part of the NSW Government's Transport Access Program which is an initiative to deliver modern, accessible and safe public transport infrastructure across the state.
Since March 2011, the NSW Government has created more than 5,800 new commuter car spaces across the state, with a further 7,900 on the way.