Blue Mountains News

$2 Million for Blaxland Commuter Parking Upgrade

Source: Susan Templeman MP, Member for Macquarie
Archived 9 Jul 2019 - Posted: 13 May 2019
Parking problems which have plagued Blaxland residents and commuters will be alleviated with a $2 million upgrade to the Blaxland commuter carpark, under a Shorten Labor Government.

Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development Anthony Albanese today confirmed that if elected, a Labor Government would in its first budget lock in $2 million funding for an expansion of commuter parking at Blaxland train station.

Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman said "Any commuter knows Blaxland Commuter Carpark desperately needs an upgrade.

"Not just for the benefit of commuters, but all the residents who live near the station.

"Since I started catching trains from Blaxland Station 25 years ago, the volume has grown and now more than 700 commuters use it each day, yet it does not have an adequate parking facility to cope with that many cars or people.

"This is something the community has been crying out for and I'm delighted that if elected, a Shorten Labor Government will provide the necessary funding to make it a reality."

Member for Blue Mountains, Trish Doyle MP and Blue Mountains Mayor, Mark Greenhill welcomed the announcement.

Ms Doyle said "Labor wants to make it easier for more people to get out of their cars and on to public transport and what Susan and I have been hearing year-in and year-out from residents in Blaxland, is that they desperately need more parking capacity near the station to cope with the increased patronage on our rail network."

Mayor Mark Greenhill said Blaxland is very much a commuter village. "This announcement will make a meaningful difference to many local workers.

"Susan Templeman has shown that she understands the needs of our community. "This project will be deeply appreciated and I offer her my full support."

Joint media release from:
Anthony Albanese MP, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development, Shadow Minister for Tourism

Susan Templeman MP, Member for Macquarie  
Authorised by Noah Carroll, ALP, Canberra.
 

 
Australian School of Mountaineering Australian School of Mountaineering Australian School of Mountaineering Australia's Leading Adventure Team!

Recent News

Blue Mountains - Plenty to See and Do Post-Bushfires
Blue Mountains - Plenty to See and Do Post-Bushfires
The Blue Mountains region has prepared a jam-packed calendar of festivals...
NSW Government Ministers Visit Lithgow to Assist with Bushfire Recovery
NSW Government Ministers Visit Lithgow to Assist with Bushfire Recovery
The Hon Damien Tudehope, Minister for Small Business and the Hon Paul...
Last Chance for Extra Green Waste Services
Last Chance for Extra Green Waste Services
The extra green waste services being offered by Blue Mountains City Council...
Further Donations Needed for Local Bush Fire Relief Fund
Further Donations Needed for Local Bush Fire Relief Fund
The Blue Mountains Bush Fire Mayoral Relief Fund advisory committee elected...
Blue Mountains Mayor Urges Visitors to Return as Council Prepares Local Economy Recovery Program
Blue Mountains Mayor Urges Visitors to Return as Council Prepares Local Economy Recovery Program
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill is urging visitors to return to th...

What's New

Lindsay's: Open Sat, Sun & Monday
Lindsay's: Open Sat, Sun & Monday
Lindsay's Cafe Lindsay's Cafe is open this long weekend for breakfast & lunch. Next to Norman Lindsay Gallery, Faulconbridge
Katoomba Ghost Bus Tour
Katoomba Ghost Bus Tour
Blue Mountains Mystery Tours Join Paranormal Pete on the Ghost Bus to investigate the reports of Ghosts & Hauntings in Blue Mountains. 0418 416 403
Lunch @ Lindsay's - Relax & Enjoy
Lunch @ Lindsay's - Relax & Enjoy
Lindsay's Cafe Lindsay's Cafe - The perfect lunch stop going up or down the mountains. @ The Norman Lindsay Gallery.
Short Break special
Short Break special
Blue Mountains YHA Short Break Inc Scenic World Tickets! 2 nights accomm in an ensuite family room, breakfast, Scenic World Discovery Pass.
Aust Day Long Weekend
Aust Day Long Weekend
Woolshed Cabins 2 or 3 night stay avail. 2 nts for 1 cple $570. 3 nts for 1 cple $770. Incl. first breakfast & 1pm checkout
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
Aust Day Long Weekend2 or 3 night stay avail. 2 nts for 1 cple $570. 3 nts for 1 cple $770. Incl. first breakfast & 1pm checkoutView Woolshed Cabins »