If you travel on the south west rail line, from Glenfield to Edmondson Park and Leppington, it’s almost raining new carparking stations.
But senior Labor MP Greg Warren says he would love some of that for his electorate of Campbelltown.
Mr Warren is urging transport minister Rob Stokes to address the commuter car parking crisis engulfing stations throughout the Campbelltown local government area.
He says that prior to the 2015 election, Gladys Berejiklian in her capacity as minister for transport promised to construct 450 commuter car parking spaces at Campbelltown train station.
However, in November 2018, then transport minister Andrew Constance officially broke that promise.
Mr Warren recently submitted a notice of motion in the Parliament of NSW calling on Mr Stokes to:
- Acknowledges the promise by former Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, in her capacity as Minister for Transport in 2015, to build 450 extra commuter car parking spaces at Campbelltown Railway Station;
- Notes in November 2018, the former minister for transport, Andrew Constance, officially broke that promise;
- Recognises the dire lack of commuter parking at all railway stations in Campbelltown;
- Urges the government to fulfil its promise and build at least 450 new commuter car parking spaces at Campbelltown Railway Station.
“It is very difficult to explain the perils of public transport to Liberal MPs who spend their days being chauffeured around Sydney,” says Mr Warren.
“If you are a Campbelltown commuter and you don’t arrive at the station before 7am, it is near impossible to find a parking spot.
“It’s just as difficult at Leumeah and Macarthur stations.
“I have made sure the new minister for transport is aware of the issues surrounding commuter car parking in Campbelltown and I have urged that his government once and for all address this crisis.”