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Car parks created so transport can thrive

Works are underway at Victoria’s Frankston Railway Station to build a new multi-deck car park with 500 additional spaces.

Member for Frankston, Paul Edbrooke, says the works would provide better access to rail services for local commuters.

“This is a massive investment in car parking at Frankston Station that will provide better, safer access to train and bus services for local commuters,” he said.

The Australian and Victorian governments are each contributing $43.5 million to the carpark, which will include additional accessible car parks, improved CCTV and lighting, and new secure bike parking facilities.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Catherine King, describes the necessity of these works to what is a major transport hub for more than 700,000 passengers a year.

King said the upgrade will support public transport usage, improve efficiency and network reliability, and reduce congestion and travel times.

“As Frankston continues to grow, this new multi-deck carpark will deliver widespread benefits to the community, helping ease congestion on local roads,” she said.

The car park design will integrate with existing local pedestrian, cycling and vehicle connections, and will include additional trees and plants.

The new multi-deck car park is expected to open in late 2024.