The State Government has committed to 150 new spaces in a bid to clear congestion caused by their new train timetable, which makes Thirroul a hub station, and diverts services from the smaller stations in the Northern suburbs.
Community groups have made repeated calls to then-Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian in a bid to have the timetable revised, however the Government has opted to keep the timetable, and build a car park.
Parking has been a serious issue in Thirroul since the introduction of the timetable in October 2013, with retailers claiming to have suffered as shoppers avoid the Southern end of town, where finding a park can be challenging.
Heathcote MP Lee Evans says the new car park will be of benefit to those who park and ride from Thirroul. “It will return street parking to those who live, work and shop locally,” he says.
The new Church Street car park will feature security fencing, lighting and CCTV and is set to open later this year.