13 Labor’s $18m promise for 200 new parking spaces
April 30 2018 - 6:19PM
EDMONDSON PARK STATION | Labor’s $18m promise for 200 new parking spaces
Article by Madelaine Wong
More car spaces: Anne Stanley, Anoulack Chanthivong, Luke Folley, residents Wayne Prio & Surinder Singh; Charishma Kaliyanda. Picture: Natasha Sky
Following a resident’s petition in March, the Labor Government has announced plans for an $18-million multi-storey carpark at Edmondson Park train station if they win the next election.
The petition by Prestons resident Michael Andjelkovic got more than 5500 signatures with many commuters reporting their frustration at the lack of parking, often forcing them to park illegally and be fined.
Mr Andjelkovic said: “I’m pleased to announce a win for residents of Edmondson Park and Leppington. Thank you, Liverpool mayor for giving me a letter of support regarding the carparking crisis at Edmondson Park and Leppington stations. Labor leader Luke Foley announced he’s committed $18 million to a multi-storey carpark at Edmondson Park station. It’s an election promise but it's the first on this from either party.”
It was supported by Macquarie Fields MP Anoulack Chanthivong, federal Werriwa MP Anne Stanley and Labor Holsworthy candidate Charishma Kaliyanda.
Mr Foley said: “I’m fully committed to giving Edmondson Park an $18-million-dollar multi-storey commuter carpark to help ease the headache for those just trying to get from A to B. Carparks shouldn’t be a battleground for people who just want to get to work on time.”
Mr Chanthivong said: “As soon as we’re elected we’ll seek advice from the experts to deliver a multi-storey car park which should be built as soon as possible.”
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