New parking arrangements to be introduced to the Billington Place car park will improve access to local shops for Emu Plains residents, Penrith MP Stuart Ayres said today.
Mr Ayres said 24 car spaces in the car park would be given a four hour time limit following requests from local businesses and shoppers, who raised the issue with him.
“It was clear the community and local businesses were becoming frustrated by the all day use of the Billington Place car park by rail commuters,” Mr Ayres said.
“The decision by Transport for NSW to time limit 24 of the car spaces is a good outcome for everyone.
“Commuters are of course able to use the other car parking spots as well as the recently constructed dedicated commuter car park at Railway Street.
“It is a sensible compromise which will benefit transport users, the community and local businesses.”
Mr Ayres said the new arrangements will be implemented by Penrith City Council as soon as practical.
Karen Ingram of Kazaz Hair welcomed the changed car park conditions.
“This is a fantastic outcome for the businesses and residents of Emu Plains. I’ve now seen first hand Stuart’s ability to get results for the Emu Plains community,” said Ms Ingram.