Parking upgrades for Watergardens

Natalie Hutchins and Brimbank Mayor Ranka Rasic. picture supplied

Tara Murray

Nearly 100 new commuter carparks will be built on Sydenham Road near Watergardens railway station.

The state government announced the construction of 95 new car parking spaces and safety upgrades on Sydenham Road will be started later this year.

The works are part of state government’s car parks for commuters program and will be delivered by Brimbank council.

Works will include the construction of asphalt roadside car parking bays and a shared user path along Sydenham Road.

New kerbs, drains, and pedestrian areas will also be constructed between Roseleigh Boulevard and Ondella Way, as well as a new safety fence to be installed along the railway line.

Landscaping work including tree planting will be completed along Sydenham Road as a part of the works.

Sydenham MP Natalie Hutchins said this is the first stage works to improve car parking at Watergardens.

“[It] will benefit the entire community– with more commuter car parking, improved safety, and creating better accessibility for Sydenham residents to get to Watergardens station.”

Brimbank Mayor Cr Ranka Rasic said getting more car parking spaces built around Watergardens Station and infrastructure improvements along Sydenham Road was vital.

“The new car parking spaces and improved infrastructure along Sydenham Road will provide more commuter car parking, improve pedestrian and cycling safety, and make it easier for Brimbank residents to get to Watergardens Station.

“The additional car parking will help ease the parking pain in this area that our community’s reported for many years now.

“It’s great to see what can be achieved when council and state government work together.”