Transport for NSW is inviting public transport users and the community to provide feedback on updated plans for a proposed commuter car park at Schofields Station, which would provide approximately 700 additional parking spaces.
The NSW government has identified vacant land to the north-west of Schofields Station as the proposed site for the carpark project, which is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Commuter Car Park Program.
“The proposed car park will make it more convenient to access public transport services at Schofields Station, with the aim to ease congestion on our roads,” said Kevin Conolly, Member for Riverstone.
“Late last year we invited the community to provide feedback on the proposal. Since then, public feedback and discussions with the landowner have resulted in a change to the footprint and we are now seeking feedback on the revised concept design.
“The new design would reduce the maximum distance that a commuter would need to walk from their car to the platform”, said Mr Conolly.
“As well as delivering the 700 space carpark, an additional NSW Government funded 60 space car park at Schofields is nearing completion, and will be open in the coming weeks.
“I encourage everyone to view the revised proposal online and provide feedback at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/schofields. Feedback received during the consultation period will be considered as part of the planning approval process.”
Key features of the proposal include:
a new ground level commuter car park with approximately 700 additional parking spaces located on vacant land to the north-west of Schofields Station
- entry and exit to the new car park off Schofields Road and from Bridge Street, with access from Altrove Boulevard / Calder Street to come
- dedicated accessible parking spaces
- dedicated motorcycle parking bays
- dedicated pathways connecting to the existing footpath along Bridge Street
- Transport Park & Ride infrastructure (Opal operated boom gates)
- CCTV, lighting, fencing and wayfinding signage for improved safety and security
- landscaping within the car park.
“The proposed carpark would not only deliver benefits for hundreds of commuters but will generate jobs in a range of fields including engineering, construction and administration roles,” Mr Conolly said.
Subject to planning approval, construction of the car park at Schofields is expected to begin in mid-2021 and be opened to the public in mid-2022.