Residents and public transport users have been urged to have their say on the updated plans for a proposed commuter car park at Schofields Station.
The amended plan, which would provide an extra 700 parking spaces at the site, was created by Transport for NSW and is located on land to the north-west of Schofields Station.
"The proposed car park will make it more convenient to access public transport services at Schofields Station, with the aim to ease congestion on our roads," said Riverstone MP Kevin Conolly.
"Late last year we invited the community to provide feedback on the proposal. Since then, public feedback and discussions with the landowner have resulted in a change to the footprint and we are now seeking feedback on the revised concept design.
"The new design would reduce the maximum distance that a commuter would need to walk from their car to the platform. As well as delivering the 700 space carpark, an additional NSW Government funded 60 space car park at Schofields is nearing completion, and will be open in the coming weeks."
Key features of the proposal include:
- a new ground level commuter car;
- entry and exit to the new car park off Schofields Road and from Bridge Street, with access from Altrove Boulevard / Calder Street to come;
- dedicated accessible parking spaces;
- dedicated motorcycle parking bays;
- dedicated pathways connecting to the existing footpath along Bridge Street;
- Transport Park and Ride infrastructure (Opal operated boom gates);
- CCTV, lighting, fencing and wayfinding signage for improved safety and security; and
- landscaping within the car park.
The proposal can be viewed at transport.nsw.gov.au/schofields. The closure for feedback is April 11.
"Feedback received during the consultation period will be considered as part of the planning approval process," Mr Conolly said.
"The proposed carpark would not only deliver benefits for hundreds of commuters but will generate jobs in a range of fields including engineering, construction and administration roles."
Subject to approval, construction of the car park is expected to start mid-way through the year and open by mid-2022.