Any commuter will tell you that the current level of commuter car parking at Campbelltown station is frustratingly inadequate.
Campbelltown MP Greg Warren recently urged the new Minister for Transport, Rob Stokes MP, to address this commuter car parking crisis.
“If you are a Campbelltown commuter and you don’t arrive at the station before 7am, it is near impossible to find a parking spot,” Mr Warren said.
“It’s just as difficult at Leumeah and Macarthur stations.”
Prior to the 2015 election, Gladys Berejiklian – in her capacity as Minister for Transport – promised to construct 450 commuter car parking spaces at Campbelltown station.
Fast forward to November 2018: former Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance, officially broke that promise.
Last year, Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor confirmed that the Morrison Government would build up to 500 new multi-deck commuter parking spaces at Campbelltown station, to which Mr Warren famously retorted, “To be frank if Angus Taylor or the NSW Liberals told me it was raining outside, I wouldn’t bring an umbrella. I’ll believe it when I see it.”
Campbelltown’s population growth is placing increased pressure on the public transport system and all that surrounds it, leaving commuters desperate for some kind of relief to their parking nightmares.
But, as Mr Warren says, “it is very difficult to explain the perils of public transport to Liberal MPs who spend their days being chauffeured around Sydney.”
Mr Warren recently submitted a notice of motion in the Parliament of NSW calling on Minister Stokes to:
- Acknowledges the promise by former Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, in her capacity as Minister for Transport in 2015, to build 450 extra commuter car parking spaces at Campbelltown Railway Station
- Notes in November 2018, the former Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance, officially broke that promise
- Recognises the dire lack of commuter parking at all railway stations in Campbelltown
- Urges the government to fulfil its promise and build at least 450 new commuter car parking spaces at Campbelltown Railway Station.
“I have made sure the new Minister for Transport is aware of the issues surrounding commuter car parking in Campbelltown and I have urged that his government once and for all address this crisis,” Mr Warren said.