A Shorten Labor Government would make it easier for commuters to use public
transport by investing $30.5 million to improve Park and Ride facilities at the
Mortdale, Panania and Hurstville train stations.
The investment would be drawn from Labor’s National Park and Ride Fund for new
or expanded car parks at public transport hubs, which was announced last June.
These three train station on the Illawarra and Airport Lines service commuters
across the suburbs of East Hills, Panania, Hurstville, Hurstville South, Allawah,
Penshurst, Hurstville Grove and Mortdale.
Each day the existing car parks at these stations are full by 7.30am, leaving
commuters to seek parking in nearby streets or instead simply drive to work.
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese said Labor
understood the way in which population growth was placing increased pressure on
the public transport system.
“We’ll invest in better public transport across the country, but also in expanding
parking facilities so commuters can catch their trains and get to work with a minimum
of fuss,’’ Mr Albanese said.
Labor candidate for Banks Chris Gambian said Labor’s commitment demonstrated
that it was listening to the community.
Over nearly six years of chaotic government, the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison
Government has cut infrastructure investment and allowed traffic congestion to
worsen on its watch.
A Shorten Labor Government would invest in better public transport, better roads
and improved park and ride facilities, an approach that will make a real difference to
the lives of Australians.