THE West Australian Government last week announced the opening of the new multi-storey car park at Edgewater Station, which has been delivered for under $26 million – more than $3.5 million less than the original budget.
Transport Minister Bill Marmion said construction of the new facility generated 70 jobs and forms another part of the State Government's infrastructure development plan.
The ground plus two level multi-storey car park increases Edgewater Station's total parking capacity to more than 1,450 bays. The car park includes two lifts, an open staircase and façade screening to half of the building, as well as 75 CCTV cameras, 445 lights and three duress buttons.
On an average weekday, 1,900 passengers board at Edgewater Station. Weekday commuters using the car park will pay $2 per bay, per day, and weekend parking is free.
"Growth in the northern suburbs has resulted in increased demand for parking along the Joondalup Line - this new car park will add more than 560 extra parking bays, taking the total number of bays to 1,454 at this station," Mr Marmion said.
"Providing more parking at Edgewater is part of this Government's broader commitment to integrated, smart transport solutions.
"We are encouraging commuters to complete at least part of their journey using public transport to take pressure off our road system and reduce traffic congestion."
With the completion of the car park and 2,000 more bays at the Aubin Grove Station scheduled to be opened in April 2017, the State Government has added more than 8,900 parking spaces to the rail network since 2008.