Bankstown City Council has welcomed plans by Transport NSW to construct a new $17.5 million commuter carpark at Padstow.
Mayor Khal Asfour said the new carpark is a win for the residents in Bankstown’s southern suburbs who commute to and from work by train.
“For a number of years, residents of Padstow have been asking for more parking close to the train station,” Mayor Asfour said.
“Now they finally have a commitment.”
The multi-storey commuter carpark will provide an additional 89 car spaces, new station lifts and toilet facilities.
Mayor Asfour said the new carpark will have many benefits for commuters.
“It will also help ease traffic and parking issues in and around the Padstow Town Centre,” Mayor Asfour said.
“Council recently invested more than $2 million into upgrading the Padstow Town Centre.
“If we are pushing for more Australians to use public transport, we need to provide them with adequate parking, especially around our train stations.
“The NSW Government needs to deliver more of these parking facilities that our local residents desperately need and rely on.