The green roof Bulleen Park Ride facility has been fast-tracked by four years, it will be Victoria’s first green roof park and ride precinct.
The facility will be built as part of the North East Link, the green roof will feature grass and plant areas for commuters to enjoy. Walking and cycling paths along the roof will connect to Koonung Creek Trail.
It will include multi-level parking for 370 cars, additional quick drop-off and pick-u parking bays, bike storage, myki machines and toilets.
The design and layout of the park and rides will aim to see passengers get on buses quicker and reduce queue times. Car park technology will show the number of car parks available on each level.
Construction is expected to create 300 jobs and once complete, busses will cut commute times along an upgraded Eastern Freeway by up to 30 per cent.
Works are expected to start on the facility next year and will be complete by 2022.
The Bulleen Park Ride facility will then be finished before major works begin on the North East Link.
Local sporting clubs are also preparing for $68 million in upgrades as part of the North East Link works.
Locals are invited to provide feedback on the Urban Design and Landscape Plan for the new facility, though the Victoria’s Big Build website.