Local commuters will get an extra 450 parking places at Campbelltown station, if the Baird state government is elected.
Transport minister Gladys Berejiklian today joined Campbelltown MP Bryan Doyle to announce the new spaces at the busy site, also used by as many Camden commuters.
“We all know how frustrating it is trying to find a car spot close to the station," she said.
"With more people wanting to catch trains than ever before, parking is a big issue for the community and one Bryan Doyle has been fighting for."
Mr Doyle said a Baird Government would work closely with Campbelltown Council and the community to place the parking spots, possibly in a multi-storey facility, on a vacant block of land on the western (Farrow Road) side of the station, adjoining the existing car park area.
“Labor’s record in Western Sydney was a disgrace – late-running trains were the norm, electronic ticketing seemed light-years away and customers were sweltering in non-air-conditioned trains," Mr Doyle said.
“I have been fighting for more parking at Campbelltown and am pleased we’ve already handed 95 new spaces over to commuters this year, with another 85 on the way. This latest boost of 450 spaces will make a huge difference to the daily lives of commuters who now spend their mornings circling the streets looking for parking.''