Whitehorse City Council

Harrow Street Car Park Redevelopment

About the Project

Whitehorse City Council is redeveloping the old Harrow Street car park in Box Hill into an attractive and light-filled multi-deck car park comprising of 562 car parking bays, bicycle parking, dedicated community space and welcoming plaza adjoining the local Pioneer Park.

The new five-level car park will provide workers, shoppers and other visitors to Box Hill with flexible, accessible and safe car parking opportunities while enhancing the commercial sustainability and vibrancy of Box Hill Central.

As a designated Metropolitan Activity Centre by the Victorian Government, Box Hill is growing as the second most important retail, commercial and residential precinct outside central Melbourne. In planning ahead for this growth, the new car park is a key element of Council’s Box Hill Structure Plan and Box Hill Car Parking Strategy. This strategy was informed by a detailed study of car parking across the Box Hill activity centre, examination of growth forecasts and community consultation.

The project’s go ahead was dependent upon the sale settlement and finalisation of the planning permit process for redevelopment of the nearby Cambridge Street Car Park site. Council sold the Cambridge Street Car Park site to a developer in 2016 who is redeveloping it into a mix of commercial and retail spaces, residential accommodation, 104-place child care centre and large public open spaces.

Construction Program

Council awarded the building contract to leading Australian construction firm Buxton Construction (Vic) Pty Ltd in September 2018.

Construction of the car park is expected to take place from mid October 2018 to mid 2019.

Alternative parking during construction

Note:  The existing Harrow Street and Station Street Car Park will be fully closed as the builders mobilise ready for the commencement of construction from 10 October 2018 until completion of the project.

See attached map for directions to all alternative parking in the vicinity while the Harrow Street and Station Street car parks are closed during construction of the new car park.

Traffic movements and parking associated with the project will be planned, managed and monitored throughout the construction period as follows:

  • to ensure workers and visitors to this part of Box Hill Central have continuity of car parking, the Cambridge Street Car Park, on the opposite side of the road, will continue to operate
  • part of Pioneer Park will be sectioned off and appropriately resurfaced for parking by staff and patients of the Medical Centre
  • there will be no exit from the laneway leading from John Street on the east of the site through to Station Street on the west; entry and exit will be from John Street only
  • Council’s parking officers will continue to patrol the area and enforce parking restrictions as needed for the safety and convenience of everyone.

Buxton Constructions will keep local traders and residents informed of any changes to pedestrian or traffic movements, and mitigate against any potential construction impacts such as noise and dust, in accordance with their Construction Management Plan.

The project budget is $16.7 million and will be fully funded by Council over two financial years.

Learn More and Stay Informed

For more information on this exciting project, send an email to harrowstreetcarpark@whitehorse.vic.gov.au or call the project team on 9262 6129.

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