A faster and easier commute is ahead for residents in Adelaide’s north east with a new Park ‘n’ Ride facility to be built at Tea Tree Plaza.
The $48.5 million project, contained in the State Budget 2021-22, will deliver at least 400 more Park ‘n’ Ride spaces making the daily journey into the city hassle-free for commuters.
Premier Steven Marshall said the project will encourage public transport growth in the North Eastern suburbs and support 215 full time equivalent jobs during construction.
“Our Budget for a stronger South Australia is creating jobs, building what matters and delivering better services to further secure our growing global reputation as one of the safest and most attractive places in the world to live, work and raise a family,” Premier Marshall said.
“The Marshall Liberal Government’s investment in Park ‘n’ Rides is delivering a better public transport network for South Australians.”
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Corey Wingard, said this new Park ‘n’ Ride facility at Tea Tree Plaza will be built near the existing 700-park facility substantially boosting the number of Park ‘n’ Ride spaces available to around 1,100.
“No longer will motorists be forced to drive around in circles at the existing facility looking for a free spot and no longer will they need to spill out onto suburban streets surrounding the plaza when they can’t find one,” Minister Wingard said.
“We’ve already delivered a new $23 million Park ‘n’ Ride in Paradise and the response from the community there has been fantastic.
“Construction is also well underway on the new $33 million Park ‘n’ Ride facility at Golden Grove, a project that’s supporting 150 jobs.
“This third new Park ‘n’ Ride in the north east will support even more local jobs and help us increase patronage on public transport by making it easier and more convenient to use O-Bahn services.
“It also takes the total number of new carparks delivered by the Marshall Liberal Government for residents in the north east to more than 1,000.
“Member for Newland, Richard Harvey, has been pushing for this project for many years and it’s in large part thanks to his advocacy that we’re able to get on with delivering it.
“This is another great example of the Marshall Liberal Government building the infrastructure that really matters to the people of South Australia.”
Member for Newland, Richard Harvey, said the north east community had been waiting a long time for the new facility.
“This new Park ‘n’ Ride will address significant concerns about the current capacity, security and overflow of parking into nearby streets,” Mr Harvey said.
“This is a terrific announcement for those living in Adelaide’s north east and will allow for a much easier and far more convenient commute.”
Construction on the new Park ‘n’ Ride is expected to commence early in 2022 and be complete in the second half of 2023.