Works Begin On Hurstbridge Station Car Park

Peak hour parking for motorists in Melbourne’s north-east will soon be faster and easier with works beginning to build up to 120 new and upgraded commuter car parks at Hurstbridge Station.

The successful builder, Ace Infrastructure, who has extensive experience constructing station car parks across both regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne, has started construction on the $2.8 million project.

The project is jointly funded, with the Federal Government’s contribution part of a National Commuter Carpark Fund.

This includes a $395 million investment to increase carpark capacity across Melbourne.

Hurstbridge is the first of 30 carpark upgrades in Melbourne that will strip up to 13,000 cars off the road.

The upgrade is part of the Victorian Government’s work to build extra carparks at stations across Victoria.

The project will include new and upgraded car park spaces along Graysharps Road west of Hurstbridge Station.

With new bicycle storage facilities, four new accessible parking spaces and upgraded lighting and CCTV features, more commuters will be able to get to the station and get on the train safely. 

Other improvements coming up on the Hurstbridge line include a new station at Greensborough and the duplication of three kilometres of track between Greensborough and Eltham, and 1.5 kilometres between Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen.

Stage one of the Hurstbridge Line Upgrade was completed last year, with the duplication of 1.2 kilometres of track between Heidelberg and Rosanna, the removal of two level crossings, and a new station constructed at Rosanna.

The project is jointly funded by the Federal and State Governments.