Work starts on new multideck car park

Artist impression of new car park at Sunbury.
Artist impression of new car park at Sunbury.

Work on a new multideck car park in Sunbury is about to start. The new car park, to be completed in late 2024 at a cost of around $25 million, will create 300 additional car parking spaces for commuters, as well as more parking for shoppers and visitors.

The new car park, on the corner of Station St and Evans St, will also provide storage for cyclists and improved access for pedestrians.

The project is being delivered by Hume City Council and is jointly funded by the Victorian Government’s Car Parks for Commuters Program, the Victorian Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution, the Australian Government’s Urban Congestion Fund and Hume City Council.

The existing car park, to the south-east of Sunbury station (accessed via Evans St) will close from 20 June.

While work is underway there will be some restrictions to pedestrian access near the site and alternative parking spaces created.

Alternative parking  

From 5 June a portion of the car park on Brook St (near the Sunbury Global Learning Centre) will be converted to a commuter car park with all-day free parking available. The Brook St car park is approximately a seven-minute walk  or two-minute bus ride from Sunbury train station. 

Other free all-day commuter car parking around the station will continue to be open and available during these construction works.

For shoppers and visitors to the centre, it is recommended to use: 

  • The 200 on-street car parking spaces south of Evans St – these spaces are within 400 metres of the existing car parking site 
  • The 120 parking spaces available in council’s carpark on Barkley St.

What has happened so far 

  • September 2020 – Project is announced. 
  • July 2021 – Council undertook a statutory planning process to get approval to build the car cark.  
  • July 2021 – July 2022 – Council worked with State Government and landowners to resolve complex site issues.
  • September 2021 – Council completed a design and feasibility study and publicly released concept images.   
  • July 2022 – Council undertook an RFP process to find a developer to build the car park.  
  • September 2022 – State Government and Council unveiled car park site to announce construction dates. 
  • December 2022 – Council awarded contract. 
  • January – June 2023 – Site preparation and finalisation of documentation.  
  • June 2023 – Construction to commence. 

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