56 Push continues for extra parking at Leppington and Edmondson Park train stations
September 18 2018 - 1:00PM
Community campaigner Michael Andjelkovic is calling on the state government to rectify what he describes as a “car park crisis” outside Macarthur’s newest train stations.
Mr Andjelkovic has been advocating for more parking spaces to be made available at Leppington and Edmondson Park train stations since 2016.
The Prestons resident met with state Transport Minister Andrew Constance to discuss his concerns in May.
Now, nearly four months later, Mr Andjelkovic said nothing had been done to fix the issue.
“Commuters are struggling in so many ways and the government is doing nothing,” he said.
“They need to fix the car park situation at Leppington and Edmondson Park stations.
“I’ve spoken to commuters who can’t park at either station by 7.30am and the roads are still lined with cars at 7pm.”
Mr Andjelkovic said 850 parking spots were currently available at Leppington station.
“A million people are expected to come into south-west Sydney in the next 20 years – how does 850 spots cater for that,” he said.
“There are only 400 spots at Edmondson Park station too.”
The state government allocated funding to investigate the overcrowding issue in its 2018/19 budget.
However, Mr Andjelkovic believed this was a “taxpayer-funded smokescreen” to hide the issue in the lead-up to next year’s state election.
“The car parking crisis affects the lives of Leppington and Edmondson Park commuters every day,” Mr Andjelkovic said.
“The lack of response by the government is very disappointing.”
However, a Transport for NSW spokesman has watered down concerns and said investigations into the issue were continuing.
The spokesman said the government was working to provide more than 1200 car spaces at Leppington and Edmondson Park train stations, and investigations were still in their early stages.
“Transport for NSW recently met with Camden and Liverpool councils to gather further information to identify appropriate short, medium and long term car park options for these stations,” he said.
“We are committed to making travel for our customer easier.”
The spokesman said the government was trialling ‘on-demand transport services’ for customers at Edmondson Park station.
“Services are operating during the morning and afternoon weekday peak periods,” he said.
“On-demand public transport allows customers to book transport from or near their home to a local transport hub or landmark for a low set price.
“This will allow them to leave their cars at home.”
The on-demand service, provided in Edmondson Park by Interline Bus Services, allows commuters to book a trip, via an app, as close as five minutes before their intended departure time, subject to availability.
One-way trips cost $2.60. Concession prices are available.
Petition Update Link
Letters to the Editor Published - You can do this too.
Sep 18, 2018 —
Good Afternoon Fellow Residents, Commuters and Petition Supporters.
This week both Lenore Symons (a mum from Leppington Primary School) and I had our Letters to the Editor published in the Macarthur Advertiser - See Opinions on page 14 using the link below http://specialpubs.fairfaxregional.com.au/fcn/cta/3dissue/
This is just one example of how to draw public attention to the Car Parking Crisis at Leppington and Edmondson Park Stations.
This is just one of the ways that YOU can also HELP.
Share your personal stories to the Local papers via letters to the editors of the MacArthur Advertiser, Macarthur Chronicle, Liverpool Champion and Liverpool Leader. EMAIL ADDRESSES Editor@MacarthurChronicle.com.au Rdickens@fairfaxmedia.com.au Editor@LiverpoolLeader.com.au Ihorner@fairfaxmedia.com.au (I as in Ian) There is a chance that your letters will be turned into News Stories the following week especially IF 3 or 4 parents write in at the same time - WHICH is what has happened this week.
IF You need some help and would like me to review your letter EMAIL ME AT Michael.Independent1@gmail.com SOCIAL MEDIA - PLEASE CONTINUE TO SHARE THE VIDEO CLIP on Facebook remember it's a 2 step process.
Step 1 - SHARE the Video Clips below - SEPARATELY - this means 3 Separate posts say every 3 or 4 days
You can use the following COMMENT - Please help fix the Car Parking Crisis by watching and sharing this video and by signing and sharing the Petition for Multi Level Carparks to be Built at Leppington and Edmondson Park Stations which is posted in the comments section.
VIDEO 2 OF 5 This Video Focuses on the Issues and Problems around Edmondson Park Station. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1142172762587801&id=726441754160906
VIDEO 3 OF 5 This Video Focuses on the issues Surrounding Leppington Primary School. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1142175582587519&id=726441754160906
VIDEO 4 OF 5 This Video focuses on the Problems at Leppington Station. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1142178452587232&id=726441754160906 Step 2 MAKE SURE YOU POST THE PETITION LINK IN YOUR COMMENTS SECTION AFTER YOU SHARE THE VIDEO
The CAR Parking Crisis is impacting Leppington Primary School PLEASE sign this petition to help lobby for parking at Leppington station. https://www.change.org/p/increase-commuter-parking-at-edmondson-park-and-leppington-train-stations
Keep sharing posts from my Facebook Page www.facebook.com/Michael.Independent/ Please share the update emails to your family and friends.
Please share the news links from this update this will give you a number of things to post https://www.change.org/p/increase-commuter-parking-at-edmondson-park-and-leppington-train-stations/u/23056478
Your assistance in the campaign is needed to expose the Car Parking Crisis to the public and the media. Yours sincerely Michael Andjelkovic JP Community Campaigner for the Greater Liverpool Area