The Kingswood Commuter Car Park upgrade seeks to provide commuters with additional car spaces adjacent to the train station, encourage greater use of public transport, and help ease urban road congestion.
Community consultation on the Review of Environmental Factors report for the proposed Kingswood Commuter Car Park upgrade at 6 Cox Avenue, Kingswood, is now closed. Thank you to everyone who shared their feedback and ideas.
The next stage of the project will include construction of the development, with timing of this stage to be advised.
Summary of Community Consultation
The Kingswood Commuter Car Park Review of Environmental Factors (REF) Report was on Public Exhibition from 25 July – 5 August 2022 at Penrith Council Civic Centre, St Marys Business Office and all Penrith City Library branches. The REF Report can be viewed below.
Council appointed a community engagement consultant, WSP Australia, to undertake community engagement and stakeholder consultation, which occurred from 25 July – 5 August 2022.
A public webinar was held on 1 August 2022 where more information was shared about the upgrade and the community had the opportunity for their questions to be answered.
Community consultation has now closed, and we thank you for your feedback.
For more information, including project updates, visit the Kingswood Commuter Car Park page.
About this project
The Kingswood Commuter Car Park upgrade is an important infrastructure project that will provide commuters with a safe way to transition from private vehicles to public transport and reduce congestion.
The upgrade will support the growing community by providing the following features:
- 410+ commuter car spaces in a multi-level structure
- Approximately 350 sqm cold-shell commercial space (subject to separate DA approval) to support further local employment opportunities
- Technology integration
- Sustainable design, including solar panels and electric vehicle charging and integrated waste collection infrastructure
- Vertical planting & enhanced landscaping to help reduce urban heat in the City
The project forms part of Council’s commitment to planning for future growth in Penrith City and reducing the urban heat island effect. It is funded by the Australian Government, with $32 million committed through the Urban Congestion Fund, and Penrith City Council’s contribution of the land towards the project, valued at approximately $2.3 million.
The Bureau of Transport Statistics predicts daily patronage at Kingswood Station will increase to 7,576 trips by 2036, up from 4,637 trips in 2017—making the provision of additional commuter parking vital in supporting the future needs of the community.
The project will be delivered in stages to minimise disruptions for residents and the community.The proposed Kingswood Commuter Car Park is just one of the many city-shaping projects underway across the Local Government Area, to create a thriving and prosperous city with further employment opportunities closer to home.