THE long-awaited multi-storey car park at Frankston Station is moving closer to construction with community consultation underway.
Consultation is open now. The project is expected to cost $87 million with a projected completion date of 2024.
The car park project is expected to include 500 parking spaces, and CCTV. It will be delivered by the Level Crossing Removal Project.
The federal and state governments have each allocated $43.5 million to the project.
Consultation on the project originally closed on the Engage Victoria website on 18 March, despite a letter sent to local business owners seen by The Times reading that consultation would close on 25 March. Consultation reopened after the error was brought to the attention of LXRP, and will remain open until 26 April.
A Level Crossing Removal Project spokesperson said “the new multideck car park at Frankston Station will provide 500 new car parking spaces and free up local streets to make getting to work, schools, shops, the city or elsewhere more convenient for commuters.”
“We look forward to working with the community to build a space that everyone can benefit from for years to come.”
The Frankston commuter car park was an election promise made by the federal government in the leadup to the last federal election. Since then a number of car parking proposals made in other areas across Victoria have been scrapped, and the promises were investigated by the Auditor-General’s office (“Car parking promises ‘not appropriate’ – audit”, The Times, 6/7/21).
Proposed car parks at Seaford and Kananook were scrapped by the federal government last year, but plans were eventually revived. After the projects were abandoned, Frankston Council purchased a site near the Frankston Basketball Stadium which will now be used to build car parking on.