Finding a parking space at Craigieburn station has become a little bit easier, after 30 spaces were created on land near the station.

The new carpark was created at 79 Potter Street and was opened last week.

The 30 extra spaces are stage two of a three-stage project by the state government to improve parking at the Hothlyn Drive station.

Stage one involved 55 new spaces at the station last year.

There are now 350 parking spaces within the station precinct.

The government and Hume council are also considering using land near the station for parking as part of stage three of the project.

Yuroke MP Ros Spence said the government and council were assessing their options to provide a significant number of extra spaces in the near future.

The work is part of a $20 million fund to expand station carparks in Melbourne’s outer suburbs and regional Victoria.

It follows years of community campaigning for more commuter parking in Craigieburn.

“These new parking spaces are another step in the right direction in making access to Craigieburn station easier for local commuters,” Ms Spence said.

“I know how important better parking is to our community and I’ll keep working hard to deliver further improvements.”