WA transport minister Dean Nalder has named a contractor to build an additional 350 parking bays at Guildford Station on Perth’s Midland Line.
Perth-based construction firm Jaxon Civil will handle the expansion.
“These extra parking bays will make public transport an even more attractive option for the residents of Guildford and surrounds,” Nalder said on Tuesday.
“Now that the tender has been awarded, the project can kick into high gear and be completed later this year.”
Guildford currently has 118 car spaces. The addition of 350 by Jaxon Civil will expand that to 468. The new bays will be built on an unsealed area near the existing car park.
The $2.9 million expansion will begin in early May.
“Adding parking bays and making public transport an even more attractive option is just one of the ways this government is improving the transport network,” Nalder said.
According to the minister’s figures, the state has added more than 5000 parking bays to the Transperth network since the 2008 election.