Menangle Park: Thousands of People Not One Parking Space

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren said thousands of residents moving to Menangle Park

would be left in a public transport abyss under the NSW Liberals.

Mr Warren recently put a number of Questions on Notice to the Minister for Transport

and Roads, Andrew Constance, about the future of Menangle Park Train Station.

Minister Constance said there were no plans to provide “additional commuter parking”

at the train station, however, he failed to acknowledge there was not one allocated

commuter parking space currently.

Commuters are instead forced to park on the grass and dirt on the eastern side of the

station while private land owned by Club Menangle is located immediately to the west.

Minister Constance also said NSW’s Future Transport 2056 Strategy identified the

“need for passenger rail improvements south of Macarthur”, but he refused to provide

any guarantees about the electrification of the line south of Macarthur.

Campbelltown Council’s 2020 Menangle Contributions Plan 2020 stated around 3500

dwellings and almost 10,000 people will eventually call Menangle Park home as part of

the NSW Government’s Greater Macarthur Land Release.

Mr Warren said this was another case of the government dumping thousands of people

in one area without access to adequate infrastructure.

“Menangle Park Train Station and Macarthur Train Station are about seven kilometres

from each other, yet it feels like they are worlds apart,” Mr Warren said

“The landscape of Menangle Park will change forever due to this government’s land

release strategy, yet that same government refuses to provide residents with access to

basic 21st infrastructure like commuter parking or an electrified train service.

“The Minister said the NSW Liberals won’t provide ‘additional’ commuter parking spaces

– in other words, they won’t provide any commuter parking spaces.

“Those commuters will instead have to jostle for the limited spaces at Macarthur,

Campbelltown and Leumeah stations.

“The NSW Liberals don’t understand that there is a big difference between building

houses and creating a community.

“A community cannot exist or thrive without adequate access to schools, hospitals,

roads and public transport links.”

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