By Jessica Micallef
Commuters will find it easier to park their cars at Woodend and Macedon train stations, with the opening of more than 300 new carpark spaces.
Member for Macedon Mary-Ann Thomas said that the upgraded carparks give residents easy access to the busy stations for the growing population.
“Demand for parking in our community is growing each week – that’s why we’ve boosted the amount of spaces to provide much-needed relief for locals,” Ms Thomas said.
Crews worked on upgrading 195 spaces at Woodend station and 110 spaces at Macedon. Both carparks also now have new lighting, CCTV and footpaths, ensuring a safer use for all commuters.
“These spaces will ease pressure at Woodend and Macedon stations and help people access the trains they rely on every day to get to work, school and back home,” Ms Thomas said.
At Woodend station, a new footpath linking Corinella Road and the existing pedestrian railway crossing has improved the access through the station precinct, through to the Woodend town centre.
In Macedon, new accessible car parking spaces are connected to the platform with stairs and an accessible ramp, with a footpath connected to Smith Street and the station.
The works come on top of the creation of 122 new carpark spaces in Kyneton which were opened last year.
The state government has promised to build an additional 11,000 more spaces at stations across the state, if elected next month.