The new commuter carpark at Schofields Station has been given the official green light with planning approval granted recently for up to 700 additional spaces for public transport customers.

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the new car park will be built on vacant land to the north-west of Schofields Station.

“This is an exciting step forward for commuters in Schofields with hundreds of new parking spaces on the way. It will take the parking pain out of their journey and ensure a smoother, quicker trip whether they are heading out for work or leisure,” said Mr Constance.

A contract for design and construction has been awarded for the new carpark, which is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Commuter Car Park Program.

“The new car park will be delivered by Stephen Edwards Construction Pty Ltd on behalf of the NSW Government. It will help provide more convenient access to public transport services at Schofields Station and ease traffic congestion on our roads,” Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly said.

“I want to thank the community for providing feedback on the proposal during the planning approval process; all submissions have helped to shape the concept design of the new car park and will continue to guide the detail design development prior to construction.”

Detailed design is now underway and early works on site are set to begin in the coming weeks.

Key features of the proposal include:

  • a new ground level commuter car park with approximately 700 additional parking spaces
  • entry and exit to the new car park from Calder Street (off Schofields Road) and Bridge Street
  • dedicated accessible parking spaces
  • dedicated motorcycle parking bays
  • dedicated pathways connecting to the existing footpath along Bridge Street
  • landscaping in and around the car park
  • Opal Park & Ride infrastructure (Opal operated boom gates)
  • CCTV, lighting, fencing and wayfinding signage for improved safety and security

“The construction of the 700 space car park, follows the delivery of an additional 60 space car park on Railway Terrace which is now open to commuters,” Mr Conolly said.

There were also about 50 extra spaces provided in 2018 – 19. “When the major car park is completed there will be 1000 spaces at Schofields station.”

Major construction on the new car park is set to get underway in the coming months and the car park is expected to be open to customers in mid-2022.

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