The Andrews Labor Government has commenced works on a new car park at Beaufort Station, which will make it easier for people in the areas surrounding Beaufort to access public transport.
The new car park is being constructed on rail land to the west of the station building, south of the tracks, and is set to deliver 40 new car parking spaces, two accessible parking spaces, and 15 bicycle hoops.
It will also feature lighting and CCTV for the safety of car park users as well as wayfinding signage, improved pedestrian access and landscaping.
The project is being delivered by VicTrack as part of the Labor Government’s Car Parks for Commuters Program.
Civil construction company Ace Infrastructure is constructing the car park on behalf of VicTrack, following a competitive tender process. Ace Infrastructure has significant experience in delivering station car parks and is also delivering new and upgraded car parking at North Shore, Gisborne, Kyneton, and Riddells Creek stations.
Construction of the new car park is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022.
Since 2014, 14,000 new and upgraded parking spaces have been delivered at metropolitan and regional stations across the state, with almost 7,000 new and upgraded spaces to be delivered.
For more information on the Car Parks for Commuters Program visit carparks.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll
“New car parking at Beaufort Station supports our recent Ballarat Line upgrades and the increased rail services delivered on the Ararat Line since 2018.”
“Through our Car Parks for Commuters Program, we are delivering thousands of new and upgraded parking spaces at stations across the state making travel more accessible and convenient for all passengers.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford
"The new parking at the station will provide locals with a safer and more secure place to park their car or bike.”
“With accessible parking, better lighting, and improved pedestrian access - these upgrades will make it easier for the elderly and disabled to catch the train.”
Reviewed 20 September 2022