SCHOFIELDS STATION SCORES EXTRA PARKING SPACES
Written on the 28 July 2016 by Kevin Conolly
The NSW Government and Blacktown City Council will invest $5.75 million to deliver a major parking boost for Schofields Station.
The project, announced today by the Member for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly and the Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Stephen Bali, will deliver an additional 60 parking spaces for customers, with work scheduled to start early next year.
The new parking, made possible by a $2.75 million grant from the NSW Government, will be built on a vacant road reservation area north of the station, on Railway Terrace,
"Parking near stations is a big issue for customers and that's why the NSW Government is investing in new parking spaces at stations where there is growing demand," Mr Conolly said.
"We know there is high demand for parking at Schofields and these additional spaces will go a long way to addressing that need.
"Encouraging people to catch public transport is a big priority for the NSW Government and this is another example of our commitment to the cause."In addition to the car park, work will also include widening Railway Terrace to four lanes between Schofields Rd and Jacqui Avenue, three sets of new traffic lights to provide safe access to the new intersections, and safer pedestrian crossings.
The entire project will be delivered by Blacktown City Council.
"With funding assistance from the NSW Government, we are able to both improve the roads around the station and create the additional carparking," said the Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Stephen Bali.
"We are grateful that the NSW Government decided to contribute $2.75 million towards the project, which means much more could be done."Schofields Station opened to customers in 2011, complete with 230 commuter parking spaces, kiss and ride passenger drop off zones, bus interchange, taxi zones and bicycle facilities.
Author: Kevin Conolly
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