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Construction begins on Hurstbridge Station carpark

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Works are underway on a new car park at Melbourne’s Hurstbridge Station, following the announcement of a successful bidder for the $2.8 million project.

The Victorian Government selected Ace Infrastructure for the project, which has entered into the construction phase.

The upgraded, 120 space carpark aims to make peak hour parking for motorists in Melbourne’s north-east easier and faster.

It is jointly funded as part of the Federal Government’s National Commuter Carpark Fund which includes funding to increase carpark capacity across Melbourne.

The project will also include new car parking spaces along Graysharps Road west of Hurstbridge Station.

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Federal Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Minister Alan Tudge said Hurstbridge was the first of thirty carpark upgrades in Melbourne that will strip up to 13,000 cars off the road.

“It is entirely frustrating when people arrive at the train station and can’t find a park, we want to eliminate that problem for thousands of motorists making their morning commute to work easier,” Tudge said.

Victorian Public Transport Minister Melissa Horne said the upgrade is part of the Victorian Government’s work to build extra carparks at stations across Victoria.

“Over the past four years the Andrews Government has delivered almost 10,000 parking spaces at stations across the state, and we’re now working to deliver up to 11,000 more spaces.”

State Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green said the car park’s features will help more commuters get to the station and get on the train safely.

“With new bicycle storage facilities, four new accessible parking spaces and upgraded lighting and CCTV features, we’re making it easier for commuters at Hurstbridge” Green said.

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