State Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres joined Federal Member for Lindsay and Assistant Treasurer, David Bradbury and Penrith Mayor Greg Davies to open the new Penrith commuter car park this morning, offering 1000 free car spaces to transport customers.
Mr Ayres said the new facility offers a safe and accessible centre to drive, park and commute throughout the transport network.
“Residents have told the NSW Government one of the main factors influencing their decision to use public transport is the ability to access commuter parking at the origin of their trip,” Mr Ayres said.
“We have heard this message loud and clear and expect the local community will welcome this new commuter car park and take advantage of improved access to train and bus services in the Penrith area.”
This Government is committed to investing in modern, secure and accessible transport infrastructure where it is needed most.
Earlier this year the Premier announced $170 million in funding for an additional 1,200 additional car spaces at train stations across the CityRail network.
Mr Ayres said the Penrith facility is equipped with the right security and accessibility features to ensure the whole community can use the car park.
“The new facility provides 1000 free car spaces, complete with security lighting and CCTV,” Mr Ayres said.
“In terms of accessibility, there are designated accessible parking spaces and a lift that cater to the whole community but importantly the elderly, those with limited mobility, and families with prams.”