ALTERNATIVE car parking spaces will be made available to commuters while Frankston train station is redeveloped.
Works will see 120 spaces at the Beach Street end of the station car park unavailable from Sunday 10 March until late 2018.
The Old Law Courts car park, at the corner of Playne and Young streets, will have 120 free all-day parking spaces and Frankston Council will make 50 free all-day spaces at the Mechanic’s Institute car park available.
“Careful planning has been undertaken to minimise disruption and while there will be some temporary changes to regular parking, we have worked to offset these impacts,” Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke said.
The Level Crossing Removal Authority will lease 50 parking spaces at Bayside Shopping Centre for construction workers and LXRA staff.
“I thank the Frankston City Council and Bayside Shopping Centre for their participation in making the transition to building a new Frankston Station as easy as possible on our community,” Mr Edbrooke said. “In simple terms, the loss of 120 free spaces has been replaced with 170 free spaces.”
LXRA has also leased the 50-space private car park at 122-124 Young Street for construction site use.
A temporary train station will be opened while the main train station is demolished and rebuilt to a new design.
After the new station is complete late next year, the Old Law Courts will revert to paid all-day and short-term parking, and 122-124 Young Street will revert to paid short-term parking.