Better parking for Beaconsfield commuters

Beaconsfield locals will soon be by-passing freeway congestion on their morning commute to Melbourne with today’s contract award to boost car parking at Beaconsfield Station.

The contact means 150 new car parking spaces will be finished by the end of the year.

The project is part of the Australian Government’s Commuter Car Park Fund under the Urban Congestion Fund and the Victorian Government’s Car Parks for Commuters Fund.

More parking spaces at train stations will strip cars off the road and bust congestion in Melbourne’s south-east.

More than 250,000 commuters use Beaconsfield Station each year – with the current 285-space car park often full by 7.30am on weekdays, forcing people to park in local streets or drive to another station.

The new car parking spaces will be built on vacant state-owned land next to the existing station car park and will feature improved lighting and CCTV, as well as new amenities to make cycling to the station easier, with a secure bike Parkiteer and 16 additional bike hoops.

The project will be delivered by the Level Crossing Removal Project, Metro Trains Melbourne and Fulton Hogan.