Penrith City Council is inviting your feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors of the proposed Kingswood Commuter Car Park upgrade at 6 Cox Avenue, Kingswood.
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.
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. You can also view the REF Report, further 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 scheduled for 1 August 2022.
How the upgrade will support the growing community
- 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
About this project
The project forms part of Council’s commitment to planning for future growth in Penrith City and reducing the urban island heat 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.
As a popular station for commuters, 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.