Just when you thought it was safe to look at the federal budget – because there was nothing in it for Campbelltown – think again.
It seems up to 500 extra car parking spaces will be built at Campbelltown railway station with money allocated in the budget delivered last Tuesday night in the parliament by the treasurer.
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor says the 2020-21 Federal Budget contains an allocation for $22.1 million that will go towards construction of an additional 500 car parking spots at Campbelltown station.
This is in addition to $15 million committed to further spaces at Macarthur station as part of promises made by Mr Taylor as part of the 2019 election campaign.
The federal energy minister says the extra car parking spaces – once built – would benefit rail commuters from across South Western Sydney.
“This is fantastic news for locals, benefiting commuters from Camden, Narellan, Wollondilly and right through to the Southern Highlands,” Mr Taylor said earlier today.
“It will mean fewer vehicles on the road, reduced travel times and an improved experience for people in South Western Sydney travelling by rail.”
The budget allocation ahs also been welcomed by the mayor of Campbelltown, George Brticevic.
“The provision of extra commuter car parking will help alleviate the demand for spaces for the many residents from across Campbelltown and the wider Macarthur region who regularly use Campbelltown Station to commute to work and university,” he said.
“Our region is continuing to experience significant growth so this expanded car park has been designed in a way that considers potential future uses of this strategic site in our CBD, while ensuring we meet the needs of our growing community,” Cr Brticevic said.