Transport for NSW has delivered over 1,000 new car parking spaces for commuters at Leppington Station as part of the NSW Government’s Commuter Car Park Program which provides more convenient access to public transport at key transport interchanges.
“Apart from easing road congestion and providing a more convenient option for people wanting to access public transport, this carpark makes use of modern technologies,” Member for Camden, Peter Sidgreaves said, officially opening the new facility.
Mr Sidgreaves pointed out that the new car park is built with a range of sustainable features including 10 electric vehicle charging stations and capacity for more to be added in the future.
Other key features include:
- A rooftop with 1300 solar panels to power the car park
- 21 accessible parking spaces
- Road pavement and pedestrian pathway upgrades
- CCTV and LED lighting with motion detection and daylight sensors to increase accessibility
- Free parking for up to 18 hours with for commuters through the Park & Ride boom gates using their Opal Card.
“The car park construction averaged a 37% recycled concrete mix material and reinforced steel with an estimated 65 to 80% of recycled scrap,” Mr Sidgreaves said.
An immense artwork by Dharug man, Shane Smithers, adorns the exterior of the new car park representing the sky and earth coming together to create life.