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BUILDING on a new $10.8 million Syndal Railway Station multi-storey carpark is set to begin this month with the public invited to choose between two concept designs.
Watpac Construction Victoria was chosen to build the four-storey, 250-space carpark, which will bring the number of parks at the station to 590 by the end of next year.
Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder said the project would create work for a construction team of up to 70 people, including 10 new jobs, and would enable more people to use public transport.
“This is a great project that will provide a massive car parking boost for commuters and free up parking in nearby streets,” Mr Mulder said.
Mr Mulder has released two designs for the carpark on the corner of Blackburn Rd and Coleman Pde, for public comment.
Option one was inspired by 1970s Australian landscape art and uses modular folder metal panels of various sizes with alternating colour patterns.
Option two was inspired by 1950s and ‘60s op art and kinetic art and uses folded metal panels with a 3D effect, and a muted colour palette.
The project will also include a secure bicycle cage with room for 26 bikes, natural air circulation, lighting and CCTV cameras, and an enclosed glass stairwell.
Mt Waverley state Liberal MP Michael Gidley said Syndal was one of the busiest stations on the Glen Waverley line, with more than 2600 commuters passing through every week day.
“Building the decked carpark is a smart use of limited railway land that will take the hassle out of finding a car park at the station,” Mr Gidley said.
The project is being delivered by Metro Trains on behalf of Public Transport Victoria.
Environmental testing and relocation of services are due to begin by the end of the month.
Information sessions will be held at the station on Saturday, October 25, 10am-1pm, and Thursday, October 30, 6-9pm.
This article first appeared on www.heraldsun.com.au
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