FYI, this station is planned to serve as a public transport hub with a bus interchage, taxi stands, quick drop off bays, bicycle access so the main focus is on access via public transport. Therefore the 500 car spots to them is less of an issue. The plan is for this station to have the ability to service (particularlt via public transport) well beyond Williams Landing, into Point Cook, Truganina and many of the new suburbs being built or proposed around the are. Also have the facilities to accomodate disabled commuters.
Like many others I do not know what the budget break up is and weather it is realistic or over the top, however if they build what they are proposing (including beyond the station) it will be a very valuable asset for Western Melbourne. Could they build something right the first time???? I guess we will see.
Also Palmers road has already been linked to the Freeway from Point Cook direction. only 1 lane each way, however the plan is to increase to 2 each way down the track and provissions are in place. The overpass will be extended under this development over the railway lines linking up with Pamers rd in Williams landing which will be 2 lanes each way. North of Sayers road, Palmesr Rd will be realigned with Palmers south of Sayers in Williams Landing. This road will be a major North / South route to the Freeway and as the are develops further, will be very buisy. I think a lot of the general public underestimate the scale of the development that will happen out there beyond just a train station.
Perhaps a little bit of forward thinking from this Government for a change and a chance to do it right the first time. We'll just have to wait and see.