Funds allocated to Edgewater car park

Troy Buswell at the post-budget lunch at Joondalup Resort.
Troy Buswell at the post-budget lunch at Joondalup Resort.

The car park, promised during the State election campaign, will provide an extra 564 bays, taking the total to about 1400 once completed.

Construction will start this financial year with $5.2 million allocated, followed by $27.4 million and $13.85 million in the next two financial years.

Treasurer and Transport Minister Troy Buswell, who spoke at a post-budget lunch at Joondalup Resort last Friday, said the car park would cater for the increasing number of people using public transport in the northern corridor.

‘Last year alone, there were an extra 750,000 boardings on the northern line, adding to what was our busiest year on the public transport network,’ he said.

He said there were more than 164,000 people now living in the City of Joondalup.