Major construction works have begun on the $33 million Golden Grove Park ‘n’ Ride facility, supporting 150 jobs in Adelaide’s north east.
The new facility will comprise three levels of parking and bring the total number of carparks to around 450. The Public Transport Projects Alliance is delivering the project.
It will also include 10 Disability Discrimination Act 1992 compliant car parks, provision for secure bike storage and a safe and convenient drop off area.
SA Infrastructure and Transport Minister Corey Wingard said the new temporary parking area for commuters accessing O-Bahn services will offer free and convenient parking while construction works on the new facility are underway.
“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,” Wingard said.
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,” 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 is expected to be open in early 2022.