THE HON JOSH FRYDENBERG MP
Federal Member for Kooyong
Treasurer of Australia
1 May 2019
CONGESTION BUSTING PROJECTS ANNOUNCED FOR KOOYONG
$65 million for commuter car parks across Kooyong
The Morrison Government is investing $65 million in park-and-ride facilities at Surrey Hills, Canterbury, Camberwell and Glenferrie stations. The increased capacity of up to 2000 new car park spaces across Kooyong will make it easier for commuters to get to and from home safely and on time.
The car parks are part of a targeted plan to take up to 13,000 cars off the road in Melbourne’s growth corridors, with the Morrison Government building or expanding 30 park-and-ride facilities across seven train lines.
At $383 million, it is the largest investment in park-and-ride facilities Melbourne has ever seen, easing access to public transport in some of the fastest growing areas in the nation.
Camberwell station services approximately two million commuters per year, with Surrey Hills and Canterbury stations each servicing approximately 1.5 million commuters per year respectively. Glenferrie station in Hawthorn – one of Kooyong’s busiest stations – services more than three million commuters per year.
The funding is being made available through the Morrison Government’s $500 million Commuter Car Park Fund announced in this year’s Budget, which means planning for these works with the relevant authorities can commence immediately.
Relieving congestion on our local roads
The Morrison Government is also investing $2.85 million to upgrade Camberwell Road, Burwood Road and Balwyn Road, further busting local congestion and helping Kooyong residents get home sooner and safer.
A $1.8 million investment in the Camberwell Road, Monteath Avenue and Redfern Road intersection in Hawthorn East will better manage traffic flow, with full signalisation of the intersection.
The Government will also ease congestion along Burwood Road, with $600,000 in funding for upgrades to both the Glenferrie Road and Auburn Road intersections in Hawthorn.
Furthermore, with locals raising concerns about congestion hotspots in the Balwyn area, an additional $450,000 will go towards traffic signal improvements at intersections along Balwyn Road.
Today’s announcements are in addition to the $260 million invested by the Morrison Government to fully fund the removal of the Glenferrie Road level crossing at Kooyong station.
Victorians will continue to benefit from a record $21 billion in Commonwealth infrastructure investments over the next decade. It is part of our plan to bust congestion and for a stronger economy.