Works have begun on the Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride facility that will house 450 spaces upon completion.
The project is also supporting 150 full time equivalent jobs over the course of construction.
The existing Park ‘n’ Ride located on The Grove Way currently contains 177 ground-level, off-street parking spaces for commuters accessing O-Bahn bus services.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Corey Wingard, said the current facility can no longer meet the demand for north eastern public transport commuters.
“The new Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride will comprise three levels of parking (ground floor plus two upper levels) bringing the total number of car parks to approximately 450, which includes ten Disability Discrimination Act 1992 compliant car parks and provision for secure bike storage,” Wingard said.
Member for King, Paula Luethen, said the Park ‘n’ Ride upgrade is much needed in the local community.
“The upgrade will address significant concerns about the number of parks available, the security of parked cars and the overflow of parking into nearby streets,” Luethen said.
“In addition the upgrade will provide a safe and convenient kiss and drop solution for the benefit of commuters and the local school community.”
Construction is being delivered by the Public Transport Projects Alliance (PTP), this alliance have also delivered the Oaklands Crossing Grade Separation and Paradise Park ‘n’ Ride projects.
This project is due for completion in early 2022, weather permitting.