Construction works will recommence soon on new commuter parking on Junction Road, in Winston Hills, when COVID-19 restrictions are eased.
Once complete, the new car park will provide more than 100 much-needed car parking spaces for people using the bus services along the M2 motorway.
Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said more parking would make it safer on our local roads.
“Easy, safe and convenient parking not only benefits those who drive part of their journey to access the bus services, it’s also an incentive to use public transport,” Mayor Byrne said.
“Another benefit of this car park is that it will create 60 jobs across a variety of fields, which is particularly important to drive the local and national economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m looking forward to seeing construction recommence on this project, which will deliver benefits to both Hills and Parramatta residents,” Mayor Byrne added.
City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer said he was excited to see work progress on the much-needed project.
“This car park is going to make a big difference for many residents who have long been asking for more safe and convenient commuter parking in Winston Hills,” Cr Dwyer said.
“The City of Parramatta is proud to have worked with Transport for NSW and The Hills Shire Council to get this project off the ground and deliver the upgrade on this busy stretch of road.”
State Member for Seven Hills, Mark Taylor MP said he was pleased to see the carpark – a NSW Government election commitment – being delivered for the Winston Hills community.
“More car parking spaces means better access to M2 buses for all commuters,” Mr Taylor added.
The Hills Shire Council is delivering the new spaces, drainage and footpaths upgrades as part of a $2.5 million NSW Government grant.
So far, the detailed design is complete and preliminary site works have commenced.
Meanwhile, community consultation was completed by the City of Parramatta Council, as the adjoining residents reside within their Local Government Area (LGA).
During construction, there will be no parking on either side of Junction Road, between Romulus Street and Hillcrest Avenue. Alternate parking is available nearby.
For further details and alternate parking locations, visit: www.thehills.nsw.gov.au.