New car parking bays open at Clarkson station
Transport Minister Simon O’Brien and North Metropolitan Region MLC Michael Mischin have welcomed the addition of 266 new parking bays at Clarkson Train Station.
Mr O’Brien said the Liberal-National Government was pleased to be fulfilling its commitment to build 3,000 new parking bays at train stations along the Mandurah and Joondalup lines at a cost of $49.5million.
“In the lead up to the last election I pledged that if elected, the Liberal-National Government would ensure more parking bays were built at Perth’s suburban train stations,” he said.
“The State Government, with the help of local Members of Parliament like Michael Mischin is delivering on that pledge - with an extra 266 new bays successfully installed at Clarkson Train Station.
“The station’s car park will now hold 698 vehicles.”
Mr Mischin said the enhanced parking facilities would assist people who currently battle for the existing number of parking spots on a daily basis.
“I am acutely aware of the pressures on the station’s parking infrastructure, particularly in the Clarkson/Mindarie area,” he said.
“It has been a pleasure to work with the Minister to ensure that the northern suburbs get their fair share of the new railways station parking bays the Government is delivering.”
Mr O’Brien said the future $240million extension of the Joondalup rail line and the construction of a new train station and Park ‘n’ Ride facility in the suburb of Butler would also assist commuters who live to the north of Clarkson in the years to come.