More parking for St Marys Town Centre

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

More than 50 extra parking spaces have been created in the heart of St Marys, benefitting local shoppers, businesses and the community.

The extra parking is a result of new marked spaces along Queen Street and adjoining side streets and the reopening of a section of the Kokoda Place car park, with an increased number of parking spots.

Penrith Mayor John Thain said Council is finding smart ways to increase parking in St Marys and Penrith and provide easier access to local shops and services.

"Following the Queen Street upgrade works, a section of the Kokoda Place car park was closed during construction; this has been reopened. There are now 70 parking spaces in the car park; 43 more spaces than before the work commenced," said Cr Thain.

"This was an opportunity for Council to increase the availability of parking in the Town Centre, in a location that allows people easy access to local shops, businesses and services.

"Additionally, we've made the most of available parking space along Queen Street and surrounding roads by completing new line marked parking bays; making it easier for people to find a spot close to where they need to go.

"Line marking parking bays along our streets not only saves space but results in more orderly and safer parking arrangements for the community.

"A number of off-street car parking options, such as the Kokoda Place car park, are also available immediately behind Queen Street along East and West Lanes.

"This off-street car parking is readily accessible and linked to Queen Street by a series of public arcades, providing access to many local businesses offering a unique shopping experience.

"Council is committed to providing smart parking solutions that support the community and businesses of St Marys and Penrith, now and in the future," Cr Thain said.

For further information, go to the St Marys Town Centre off-street parking map page.


Information contained within this news release was correct as at Wednesday, 4 July 2018.