THE West Australian Government last week announced that construction company Georgiou has been awarded a contract to build a $29.5 million new car park at Edgewater Station in Perth's northern suburbs.
Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the announcement delivers on a significant election commitment to increase parking at the station. He added that the competitive nature of the market meant that $16 million would be saved.
The Minister said the new 560-bay car park would help ease growing demand in the northern suburbs. There are 890 existing parking bays at Edgewater Station.
"Edgewater, Joondalup and surrounding suburbs have experienced incredible residential growth in recent years, thanks in part to the accessibility afforded by the Joondalup Line," Mr Nalder said.
"Since the 2008 State election, this Government has far exceeded its commitment to build 3,000 new bays across the Transperth network, with more than 5,000 bays already constructed."
The car park has been designed to maximise security, natural lighting and ventilation while providing shading and weather protection where possible. It will feature a lift, open staircase and open roof to ensure it blends in with surrounding buildings.
Construction will start early next year and it will be open by the end of 2016.
Photo: Edgewater Train Station / Shinjiman / Licensed under Public Domain.