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Monday, 21 August 2017

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Tender awarded for Guildford parking boost

A $2.9 million contract to almost quadruple the number of parking bays at Guildford train station has been awarded to Jaxon Civil, providing local residents with more choices in Perth’s integrated transport network.

The company will begin construction in early May to provide space for an extra 350 cars directly opposite the existing 118-bay car park.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the contract included construction of a bike and pedestrian path linking Johnson Street and the western pedestrian crossing.

“These extra parking bays will make public transport an even more attractive option for the residents of Guildford and surrounds,” Mr Nalder said.

“Now that the tender has been awarded, the project can kick into high gear and be completed later this year.

“Adding parking bays and making public transport an even more attractive option is just one of the ways this Government is improving the transport network.”

The Minister said the State Government had a strong record in adding car bays to the Transperth network, already exceeding the 3,000 bays committed at the 2008 election by more than 2,000.

No existing bays will close, and there will be no changes to the entry or exit points of the car park during construction.

When completed, passengers will be able to access the new car park from Johnson Street.

Fact File

  • Car park bays at Guildford to jump from 118 to 468
  • New bays will be built on an unsealed area near the existing car park
  • State Government has delivered more than 5,000 car bays since 2008
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