Major works to create hundreds of car parks

Major works are underway at Victoria's Frankston Railway Station (south of Melbourne) to build a new multi-deck car park with 500 additional spaces – providing better access to rail services for local commuters.

The Australian and Victorian governments are each contributing $43.5 million to the carpark, which will include additional accessible car parks, improved CCTV and lighting, and new secure bike parking facilities.

The upgrade will support public transport usage, improve efficiency and network reliability, and reduce congestion and travel times.

The car park design will integrate with existing local pedestrian, cycling and vehicle connections, and will include additional trees and plants in the area.

The new multi-deck car park is expected to open in late 2024.

Quotes attributable to Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Catherine King:

“Frankston Railway Station is a major transport hub, with more than 700,000 passenger trips on the line each year.

“As Frankston continues to grow, this new multi-deck carpark will deliver widespread benefits to the community, helping ease congestion on local roads.”

Quote attributable to Victorian Minister for Public and Active Transport Gabrielle Williams:

“This new carpark is all part of making it easier for locals to catch the train on the Frankston line which will be level crossing free by 2029.”

Quote attributable to State Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke:

“This is a massive investment in car parking at Frankston Station that will provide better, safer access to train and bus services for local commuters.”