What is happening at Epping Station?
The Victorian Government is delivering up to 74 new commuter car parking spaces at Epping Station.
Two car parks will be built: one on Wedge Street and one on Campbell Street, and will be connected to the station entrance via a footpath.
The car parks will include lighting, CCTV and landscaping.
There will also be new bicycle storage for cyclists.
When will the new car park be built?
Planning, detailed design and approval processes will be taking place during the rest of 2019, with construction to be completed in 2020.
How much will it cost?
The new car park at Epping Station has been funded as part of the Getting Passengers to Stations Program.
This funding commitment has been allocated to key metropolitan station across the network including Craigieburn, Belgrave, Sandown Park, Hurstbridge, and Sunbury.
How have you engaged on the project to date?
Since identifying the proposed site, VicTrack has liaised with key stakeholders and nearby local businesses and organisations.
VicTrack has spoken with St Monica’s College, Homestyle Aged Care Green Gables and Vicky Driving School who are located in close proximity to the site.
Whittlesea City Council, Victoria Police and other transport stakeholders have been involved in the planning and design phases to ensure the car park meets the necessary standards and regulations.
Door knocking neighbouring residents, stakeholder meetings and a station pop-up session will be held while this survey is open.
Has safety and security been considered in the design?
Yes, installation of CCTV and lighting will be included in the new car parks to improve security and safety of the station area.
What will the impact of construction be?
Some vegetation and tree removal will be necessary to deliver the new car parks.
There has been a thorough environmental assessment to assess the sensitivity of plants and animals in the area.
VicTrack will work with Whittlesea City Council to ensure the landscaping that occurs at the ends of the work fits with the neighbourhood character of Epping.
As the project is still at an early phase, the exact dates and extent of construction disruptions are yet to be finalised.
When construction begins, VicTrack will work to minimise the impact of works on commuters, local residents and businesses, and will notify people impacted by the works ahead of any potential disruption.
Train schedules and travel times will not be impacted by the construction of the new car spaces.