The State Government has allocated $33.5 million in funding to expand O-Bahn Park ‘n’ Rides.
The concept design proposes to increase the number of car parking spaces from 458 to 818 (including nine Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) compliant car parks), an increase of 360 car parking spaces. In addition, provision has been made for 20 motorcycle and bicycle parking spaces.
The aim of the project is to meet demand for the Park ‘n’ Ride and increase public transport usage.
To reduce the land required for building and to minimise impacts on existing vegetation, the proposed solution is to build a new ground-level car park adjacent to Darley Road and a new single level car park (ground and first floor) over the existing car park accessed via Gameau Road.
The new car park design has been approved by the State Commission Assessment Panel.
Construction is planned to start this year, with project completion expected by the end of 2020, weather permitting.