Edgewater Station car park benefits commuters
Commuters in the northern suburbs are set to benefit from the opening of the new multi-storey car park at Edgewater Station this week.
Transport Minister Bill Marmion said the project, originally budgeted at $29.5 million, had been delivered for less than $26 million thanks to a competitive tendering environment.
"We committed to this project at the last election and are proud to deliver it under budget," Mr Marmion said.
"Construction of the new facility has generated 70 jobs and forms another part of the Government's infrastructure development plan, which is committed to providing jobs now and into the future for West Australians.
"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.
"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 Government has added more than 8,900 parking spaces to the rail network since 2008.
- Construction of the car park's ground plus two-deck structure began in late 2015
- On an average weekday, 1,900 passengers board at Edgewater Station
- In 2015 there were almost 17 million passenger boardings on the Joondalup Line
- More than 2,700 bays have been added at stations along the Joondalup Line since 2008
- Weekday commuters using the car park will only pay $2 per bay, per day. Weekend parking is free
- Parking is free for ACROD permit holders parking in accessible bays