Watergardens upgrade a win for commuters

Commuters in Melbourne’s north-west will soon find it easier to find a park with the announcement of 95 new car parking spaces and safety upgrades, to be built on Sydenham Road near Watergardens railway station later this year.

The new parking spaces and safety upgrades will make it easier for commuters to catch the train from Watergardens.

Watergardens Station is a busy location on Melbourne’s transport network, with more than 1.5 million commuters using the station annually in recent years.

The works are part of the Victorian Government’s Car Parks for Commuters program and will be delivered by Brimbank City Council.

Works will include the construction of asphalt roadside car parking bays and a shared user path along Sydenham Road.

New kerbs, drains, and pedestrian areas will also be constructed between Roseleigh Boulevard and Ondella Way, as well as a new safety fence to be installed along the railway line.

Landscaping work including tree planting will be completed along Sydenham Road as a part of the works.

The Victorian Government is delivering 11,000 new and upgraded car parks at train stations across metropolitan and regional Victoria on top of the almost 10,000 new and upgraded car parks delivered between 2014 and 2018.

The 11,000 new and upgraded car parks will free up local streets, improve access to public transport, boost safety, and generate jobs across the state.