New multi-storey car park for Cabramatta proposed
Published Friday, 29th September 2017
Council will investigate the potential to provide an additional multi-storey car park in Hughes Street, Cabramatta.
Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said that one of Council’s priorities is to provide extra car parking across the City.
“Council recently built the Dutton Plaza precinct, where Council delivered an extra 118 car parking spaces,” Mayor Carbone said.
“Council had also been looking at opportunities to add an extra level of car parking at Dutton Plaza, but at last week’s Council meeting I asked staff to investigate building a new multi-storey car park at Hughes Street instead.
“There are almost 4,000 on street parking spaces in and near the Cabramatta town centre. Unlike many other local government areas, Fairfield City does not use parking meters on our streets and provides parking free for residents and this will continue.
“However, the Hughes Street car park would be a multi-million dollar investment. Council is investigating funding models to make sure the car park is self-sufficient and does not impact on residents.
“Building the Hughes Street car park will encourage tourists to continue to come to experience all Cabramatta has to offer, including the amazing shopping and dining, which supports local small business, helps boost the local economy and create jobs.
“The Hughes Street proposal could also provide loading zones on the ground floor for trucks, reducing congestion and making our local roads safer. The multi-storey car park would also improve pedestrian connections and access to the town centre.”