Parking promises pile up at station

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THE state Labor government have also come to the recent Frankston Station parking promise party, pledging to construct a multi storey car park with up to 500 free spaces if they win the November state election.

Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke was joined by Jacinta Allan MP, Anthony Albanese MP, and Dunkley candidate Peta Murphy at the station to make the announcement.

“We’ve removed level crossings and almost finished rebuilding the brand new station at Frankston. Now, we’ll make it easier for Frankston commuters by delivering an extra 500 new carparks,” Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan said.

Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke said “we promised to deliver a new Frankston Station, and we have. We promised to remove those dangerous and congested level crossings, and we are. It means that when it comes to building 500 new parks, only Labor has the track record locals can rely on.”

The promise follows an announcement by the Victorian Liberal party to contribute $30.3 million to the construction of a multi storey car park at Frankston station. The potential construction of the car park was first announced in a 22 January 2015 statement from the Premier’s office. The statement outlined the development of a “fast-tracked master plan” for Frankston station, which would include planning for “a new retail and café strip and multi-level car park”.

Both promises are reliant on changes of government in upcoming state and federal elections. The Victorian Liberals will commit funding $30.3 million if elected at the November state election, while Labor’s promise is reliant on a $17.5 million contribution from a federal Labor government should they win next year’s federal election.

First published in the Frankston Times – 1 October 2018

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