20 extra car parks for Kilmore East Station
19 November 2014
A re-elected Victorian Coalition Government will invest $250,000 into expanding the commuter car park at Kilmore East Station by 20 spaces, The Nationals candidate for Euroa Steph Ryan announced today.
Ms Ryan was joined by Deputy Premier and Leader of The Nationals Peter Ryan at the station today to make the public transport election commitment.
“The addition of these 20 new car parks alongside O’Gradys Road will bring the total numbers of spaces at the railway station to almost 140,” Ms Ryan said.
“More than 80,000 people use the station each year to travel to and from education and work, or to visit family and friends, but at times the car park struggles to cater for demand.
“By increasing the number of spaces to almost 140 we will help to cater for that demand and ensure people are encouraged to use public transport more often.”
Mr Ryan said Steph Ryan had worked hard to secure the funding commitment, which would support Kilmore’s growing population of commuters.
“These car parking spaces are great news for the local community,” Mr Ryan said.
“It will give more people the option to park locally rather than drive to other railway stations to park, as well as better catering for students transferring to Seymour schools by bus.
Ms Ryan said the new spaces will be sealed and linemarked and have kerb and channel infrastructure.
“A new and bigger bus shelter will also be built that will provide better all-weather protection,” Ms Ryan said.