Hughes Street Car Park

  • Project typeBrand new multi-deck car park at the corner of Hughes Street and Dutton Lane, Cabramatta.
  • Project scheduleDue for completion end of 2020.
Artist's interpretation of completed Hughes Street car park

The construction of a brand new multi-deck car park at the corner of Hughes Street and Dutton Lane, Cabramatta, has commenced.

The new 220-space car park will connect to the existing multi-deck car park with access to a new lift and pedestrian connection to the Dutton Plaza lifts.

The existing Hughes Street car park will close with a date yet to be determined. Alternative car parking will be available in the Dutton Lane, John Street, Hill Street and Fisher Street car parks.

Temporary changes will be made to traffic flow in Dutton Lane. All drivers using the car parks or the Dutton Lane loop will be able to exit onto Hughes Street between 11am and 3pm. Drivers will be required to exit onto Hill Street at all other times.

There will also be changes to traffic flow within the Dutton Lane car parks. Motorists are asked to follow all signage and the direction of staff. Signage will be displayed throughout the car park and Dutton Lane advising motorists of the changes.

The new car park will include bicycle and motorcycle parking in addition to the car parking, bringing the total number of parking spaces in the Dutton Lane precinct to 992. The car park will feature rainwater harvesting and solar energy collection, motorcycle and bicycle parking, and electric car charging bays.

The new car park and adjoining car parks will receive an eye-pleasing façade, with tasteful coloured panels and bamboo planters adding to the vibrancy of the Cabramatta town centre.

Improvements to the information signs are planned with advice for motorists on available parking brought forward to the Hughes Street frontage for the convenience of drivers.

With more than 1,300 off-street car parking spaces provided by Council in the Cabramatta town centre, in addition to the 1,600 on-street spaces nearby, Council continues to support the economic health and ongoing vibrancy of the town centre.

The current Dutton Lane precinct has a parking turnover of 1.1 million per year. With the addition of this new car park, Council expects to provide an additional 350,000 parking spaces per year.

All of the car parks in the Dutton Lane precinct will operate under the same timed and paid system – prices starting at $2 for the first two hours.

The new Hughes Street car park is due for completion by the end of 2020.


What is Council building?

Council is building a new three level multi-storey car park on the site of the existing Hughes Street car park. Ground floor of the new car park will provide for loading for 12 small rigid service vehicles and seven accessible parking spaces.  The second and top-level will provide general parking and will have direct connection to the existing Dutton Lane car park.

The new car park creates 219 parking spaces. The project also includes construction of a new lift, pedestrian links to Dutton Plaza and improved ‘live’ parking availability information signage.

The new building will have a brightly coloured façade to reflect the vibrancy of Cabramatta. The east and west-facing facades will have a ‘green wall’ to help keep the building cool in summer. It will also have rainwater tanks to collect water, solar panels to generate power for electric vehicle charging and environmentally sensitive treatment of stormwater. CCTV cameras will be installed to maintain security.

Will there be any new shops or commercial spaces?

No. The approved Development Application is for car parking only.

When will work commence?

Construction has commenced. The construction period will approximately take nine months. Work hours will be 7am to 6am weekdays and 8am to 1pm Saturdays. There will be no work on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Existing car park improvements

The internal circulation of traffic in the existing car parks will be changed. This is to improve access into the car park and make movement of pedestrians on the ground floor safer. During the change, new line-marking and signs will be installed and car park staff will be on hand to help as we make the change. Dutton Lane car park will get a new accessible toilet and bike parking.

What will happen to parking and deliveries during construction?

Temporary on-road loading spaces will be provided in Hill Street. Council car parks at John Street, Hill Street and Fisher Street remain open for public use.  

How does circulation around Dutton Lane change?

Access into the Dutton Lane loop is unchanged. All drivers using the Dutton Lane car parks or the Dutton Lane loop will be able to exit onto Hughes Street between 11am and 3pm. Drivers will be required to exit onto Hill Street at all other times.

Will the entry and exits from the existing car park be changed during construction?

The entry arrangements remain unchanged. Exit gates will move with one providing an exit via the lane to Hill Street and the other to Hughes Street. During construction, the exit to Hughes Street will only be available from 11am to 3pm during the week, with the exit to Hughes Street more broadly available on the weekends.

There will be some days when the exit to Hughes Street is unavailable.

Where can I get more information?

•    Council website
•    Visit Whitlam Library and try out our ‘virtual reality’ headset showing a 3-dimensional artists impression of the new Hughes Street car park
•    Email:
•    Call Customer Service: 9725 0222


Cnr Hughes Street and Dutton Lane, Cabramatta 2166  View Map

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