FORRESTFIELD TRAIN STATION
— MULTISTOREY CAR PARK
760. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the minister representing
the Minister for Transport:
I refer to the announcement of 11
September 2018 of a multistorey car park at Forrestfield rail station.
(1) Will the minister table a summary
of the benefit analysis that has guided this decision?
(2) Can the
minister advise the house how contingency funds of $32 million may be expended
on this variation without compromising other aspects of the wider contract that
may incur higher costs?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. The following information has been provided to me
by the Minister of Transport.
construction of the multi-deck car park will release six hectares of land out
of eight hectares that would otherwise have been used for parking around the
Forrestfield station future Metronet precinct. Construction of a decked car
park will occupy less space than at-grade parking and will allow better use of
the land close to the station, thereby improving the development outcomes for
the mixed use precinct. This approach will enable creation of a transit-oriented
development, making the space more liveable and connected for people. It is
assumed that a car park was included in the Forrestfield–Airport Link
business case. The multistorey car park is an alternative form.
(2) Funds will be provided from
current uncommitted contingency.