WESTFIELD TO PROVIDE MORE ONSITE PARKING

A parking tower development will compensate for the closure of  temporary offsite parking areas and help relieve pressure on side streets and the Municipal grounds. 

Westfield have a planning permit to develop the land on the eastern side of the Westfield Doncaster shopping centre at 619 Doncaster Road, Doncaster with a new freestanding five level car park adding 570 car spaces to total on site parking. The additional car parking spaces are to be made available for visitor parking to the shopping centre.

                                                              Plans of Multi Deck Car Park

According to the table below Westfield Doncaster will still have the second lowest parking ratio, compared to other major shopping centres, even when the multi deck car park is completed.

                                                              Click to enlarge attachments below.

Westfield Parking Tally

Eastland has extra 2,214 off-street spaces around its centre plus 1,o16 in railway station car parks.

View from Grosvenor Street

                                            View of parking tower from Grosvenor Street west.

 

 

3 Responses to “WESTFIELD TO PROVIDE MORE ONSITE PARKING”

  1. westbound says:

    This is a brilliant plan by Westfield. But one issue could be the distance from its entry points, approximately 300 metres, from either Doncaster or Williamsons Roads.
    I am also concerned at how the Council/Goodson Street (entry only), reconfigured through the development to the Shopping Centre, will coexist with traffic from the huge Bunnings development who will also be using Council street, its widening notwithstanding.

  2. L.D. says:

    Full credit to Westfield for this huge undertaking.
    The big worry is the distance the multi deck car park will be from the heart of the shopping centre.
    The lack of initiative by Manningham Council to create more public parking areas to support local projects has added to the urgency for this development.
    Precinct two, south of Doncaster Hill, where more than 26% of development is planned, has no public off street parking except for 26 timed car spaces in front of some strip shops.
    Parking opportunities are becoming so scarce that traffic and parking Consultants are now identifying privately owned areas to claim a credit for lowering their client’s onsite parking!
    LD

  3. FedUpWIithTraffic says:

    Congratulations to Westfield too. However I think Westfield is still stuck in 70’s mentality regarding car park design. Why not build a 21st century car stacking system such as from Klaus Multiparking, for the long term car parking such as for shopping centre staff? Imagine a futuristic automatic parking system of the scale not seen in this country. This would be an icon of Melbourne celebrating the advancements in technology and human design whilst practically saving space and allowing so much more parking per area than the proposed concrete jungle. Westfield could even add more shops or apartments with the space they save!! Manningham Council have approved car stacking in other areas of the municipality too so why not go to greater scale and be a leader in sustainable and green design as seen in Doncaster Hill. Westfield can really put themselves at the forefront of proper and well executed shopping centre design with this idea. And well, for the users? Drive in, drive out…so easy.

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