More than 1000 new free car parking spaces have been created for commuters with completion of the car park at Sydney’s Leppington Railway Station.
The project was delivered and funded by the NSW Government as part of the Commuter Car Park Program which provides more convenient access to public transport at key transport interchanges.
Member for Camden, Peter Sidgreaves, said apart from easing road congestion and providing a more convenient option for people wanting to access public transport, the carpark made use of modern technologies.
“The new car park is built with a range of sustainable features including 10 electric vehicle charging stations and capacity for more to be added in the future. In addition, the rooftop has more than 1300 solar panels to help the car park meet net zero emission requirements while a rainwater capture system assists in watering the new landscaping.
The car park will provide parking for commuters through the Park&Ride boom gates using their Opal Card.
The new car park features two lifts, wayfinding signage, CCTV and LED lighting with motion detection and daylight sensors to increase accessibility, safety, security and sustainability at the facility. The existing at grade car park also includes more than 20 additional accessible parking spaces.
An immense artwork by Dharug man, Shane Smithers, adorns the exterior of the new car park representing the sky and earth coming together to create life.
Since 2011, more than 10,000 commuter car spaces throughout Greater Sydney have been delivered.