Transport for NSW thanked the local community for their feedback in reaching the preferred location for the new commuter car park at Eastwood Station as work on the preparation of planning documents continues.
“Finding a preferred site for a new commuter car park is never an easy task, especially in an established area like the one that surrounds Eastwood Station,” said a Transport for NSW spokesperson.
“We know that this area needs more commuter car parking and over the last 15 months we’ve invested close to $900,000 on studies to find possible sites for the new car park. This has included extensive community engagement, as well as site investigations, geotechnical work, preliminary planning and environmental studies.
“The feedback from the community, including businesses and council, was an especially important part of the project. The new preferred location, beneath the main oval at Eastwood Park, is based on the desire of local residents to maintain the natural green spaces that already exist in the area.
“The new solution is for a single level car park with around 300 car spaces, with an entrance on Lakeside Road to help keep traffic away from West Parade. This option would allow a natural grass oval to be re-instated at the existing level above the facility, including a turf cricket wicket, while a new path with lighting would be built between the station and car park. A priority will be to ensure high quality urban design with landscaping treatments that enhance visual amenity.”
“Planning for the new car park is continuing. Transport for NSW has started compiling a Review of Environmental Factors document which will outline the scope of the project, how it could impact the local area and how these impacts will be mitigated.
“This document will be placed on public display later in 2017 with the community able to provide feedback as part of the planning approval process.”
Source: NSW Government