THE $29.5 million multi-storey car park at Edgewater station opens this Sunday.
Development started on the project last January and will provide 1450 parking bays across three levels, increasing the site’s total number of bays by 560.
The open deck car park features 75 CCTV cameras, 445 lights and three duress buttons, as well as two vehicle entrances and four pay machines.
Former Transport Minister Dean Nalder had said it was due to open at the end of last year but current Minister Bill Marmion said it was being completed on time and under budget.
“Practical construction of the multi-storey car park at Edgewater Station was completed in December 2016 as planned,” he said.
“Final testing and commissioning of various safety and service systems including the SmartParker and CCTV systems is nearing completion in alignment with the scheduled opening date of January 22, 2017.”
The Public Transport Authority website called Edgewater a “test project” and said it would investigate whether multi-storey car parks were needed at other stations. It also stated Joondalup Line services would easily cope with the projected increase in passengers.
A second right-hand turning lane was built from George Grey Place on to Joondalup Drive as part of the project and the City of Joondalup is creating additional lanes at the Joondalup Drive and Ocean Reef Road intersection.
Joondalup MLA Jan Norberger told the Weekender the station would be officially opened this Saturday.
Earlier in the week, it was reported the State Opposition claimed the station was ready to be opened and that the Government was putting it off until an official opening took place.