Great news for those battling for a parking spot each morning: a new commuter car park at Williams Landing train station will be operational as of tomorrow.
A parking lot offering an additional 300 parking spots on Overton Road between Palmers Road and Kendall Street, adjacent to the train station, will be opened by Ace Parking as of 6am Thursday morning.
Ace Parking commercial business manager Richard Curtain said the project had been in the works for more than a year, with a goal of easing the stress of commuters who are forced to walk up to 700 metres each morning and evening.
“I started chasing this after seeing a media report about the lack of parking at the station,” he said.
“The situation was obviously upsetting for commuters, with the existing car park filling up by 7am.”
Mr Curtain said parking would be free of charge tomorrow, but a $2 fee would be introduced later this week, allowing cars for a 12-hour period.
Scope to expand
“The car park has scope to extend further depending on the demand, but at this point, it will be operational as of tomorrow morning,” he said.
A spokesperson for Cedar Woods said the car park would be in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the fee was an introductory offer but would increase.
Wyndham council’s transport portfolio holder Cr Glenn Goodfellow welcomed the news, saying it would help ease the parking issues and encourage people to use public transport.
The news follows a petition launched two months ago by Point Cook resident Nicole Puttyfoot, which gained the support of more than 1100 commuters.