The Australian Government will invest $368 million towards Commuter Car Parks (CCP) across Melbourne as part of their Urban Congestion Fund to encourage greater community use of public transport.
Car park locations
Four suburbs have been identified within Boroondara for potential CCP investment. These include Hawthorn, Camberwell, Canterbury and Surrey Hills.
While the Federal Government is in discussions with the State Government regarding parking at Surrey Hills, we have been allocated funding to conduct further feasibility assessments in Hawthorn, Camberwell and Canterbury.
Possible CCP site locations being investigated within each suburb have recently been identified and include:
- Existing Junction West multi-level carpark
Address - 24 Camberwell Grove, Hawthorn East, VIC 3123
(Located west of Camberwell Shopping precinct)
- Existing Harold Street carpark
Address - 70-76 Harold Street, Hawthorn East, VIC 3123
(Located north-west of Camberwell Shopping precinct)
- Existing Wattle Valley Road carpark - Proposed underground car park
Address - 3 Wattle Valley Road, Canterbury, VIC 3126
- Existing Bryson Street carpark - Proposed underground car park
Address - 8A Bryson Street, Canterbury, VIC 3126
- Existing Canterbury Train Station carpark
Address - Railway Place, Canterbury, VIC 3126
Note: This location is not a Council-owned asset and investigation works for this site have been undertaken by the State Government directly.
- Glenferrie Oval - Proposed underground multi-level car park
Address - 1 Grace Street, Hawthorn, VIC 3122
- Liddiard Street Carpark - Proposed aboveground multi-level car park
Address - 4 Liddiard Street, Hawthorn, VIC 3122
- Wakefield Street Carpark - Proposed aboveground multi-level car park
Address - 1 Wakefield Street, Hawthorn, VIC 3122
A budget of $750,000 has been initially allocated per suburb to conduct further feasibility assessments on the identified locations.
This funding will support resourcing, community consultation, and the investigations works required to determine the viability of each project and possible location.
From late July 2021, a number of activities will take place including:
- analysis and feasibility of current traffic and parking activity
- soil testing and geotechnical investigations
- land surveying
- assessment of existing trees on potential sites
- exploration of existing underground services
- cultural heritage assessments.
Interacting, working and engaging with the community will be a vital component in the development and successful delivery of these projects.
Extensive community engagement and consultation will take place for each suburb from mid-to-late 2021, to ensure community feedback is both considered and incorporated into the development of these proposed projects.
Commuter car parks can deliver a number of benefits to the surrounding community, including:
- increased access to car parking
- reduced traffic congestion on Boroondara roads leading into Melbourne’s CBD
- improved economic and trading conditions for surrounding shopping, retail and hospitality businesses, with use of these facilities available outside of peak commuter periods for shoppers and visitors.
- reduced parking pressure and impact on surrounding residential streets near railway stations
- reduced travel time for commuters
- improved parking safety and surveillance.
- increased supply of disabled parking at the transport interchange.
- no loss of parking with restricted parking in the development of sites
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