We explored 3 sites on Council-owned land near Canterbury Station to find the most suitable location for additional car parking.

    The sites we explored included:

    • the existing car park at Bryson Street
    • a combined car park at Bryson Street and Wattle Valley Road
    • the existing car park at Wattle Valley Road.

    Bryson Street and Wattle Valley Road, Canterbury

    We looked at the existing Bryson Street car park to pair it with the Wattle Valley Road car park to find out if it was suitable for a basement car park with:

    • 2 levels of car parking
    • around 58 spaces at the Bryson Street car park.

    Feasibility studies showed us that the cost of building car parking at this site would be outside of our budget. This is because Bryson Street can’t be a standalone project as it fails to achieve enough car parking spaces to meet the Federal Government’s requirements.

    Other feasibility research

    Council engaged an independent research agency to undertake initial market research in August 2021 to better understand the level of demand for additional car parking spaces in the local area. A summary of the findings can be requested, with highlights including:

    • 32% of the 65,358 people living locally (within 5km) said they are likely to use the additional car parking to catch the train on weekdays or weekends.
    • 74% of people surveyed felt positively about additional car parking spaces near the station.

    Results of a Traffic Feasibility and Assessment Report undertaken as part of the feasibility studies can also be requested.

    More information is available by opening the report from the Document library below.