23/04/2021 | Corey Wingard MP | More Jobs | Better Services

More convenient temporary parking is now available for commuters in the north east as major works get underway on the new $33 million, approximately 450-space, Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride facility.

Major construction on the project, which is supporting 150 full time equivalent jobs, has officially begun, delivering on an important election commitment and providing a much-needed upgrade for the local community.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Corey Wingard, said the new temporary parking area for commuters accessing O-Bahn services will be open from Tuesday 27 April.

“The new temporary carpark is next to the SA Districts Netball Association and will offer free and convenient parking while construction works on the new facility are underway,” Minister Wingard said.

“The Marshall Liberal Government’s investment in Park ‘n’ Rides is delivering a better public transport network for South Australians.

“The old Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride, located on The Grove Way, contained 177 off-street parking spaces and could no longer meet the demand for north eastern public transport commuters.

“The new facility will comprise three levels of parking (ground floor and two upper levels) bringing the total number of car parks to approximately 450.”

Member for King, Paula Luethen, said the community has been waiting a long time for the new facility.

“This upgrade will address significant concerns about the number of parks available, the security of parked cars and the overflow of parking into nearby streets,” Ms Luethen said.

“The new Park ‘n’ Ride will provide a safe and convenient option for local commuters including a ‘kiss and go’ drop-off solution.”

The new Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride will include 10 Disability Discrimination Act 1992 compliant car parks, provision for secure bike storage and a safe and convenient ‘kiss ‘n’ go’ area.

To be delivered by the Public Transport Projects Alliance (PTP Alliance), the Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride Project is set to improve access for South Australians by providing better connectivity between modes of transport and localities.

The new Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride is expected to be open in early 2022.

The temporary carpark can be accessed via Atlanta Drive at Golden Grove until the project is complete.