Construction Commences on High Street Carpark

Published on 23 February 2024

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Final construction works are planned to commence next month on Mansfield’s much-anticipated High Street carpark.

The site at 34 High Street has been in use as a temporary gravel carpark from late 2022 after Council acquired the land. The final carpark will include 84 marked parking spaces, a fully sealed surface, in-ground drainage, landscaping and solar lighting. Two spaces will be allocated for disability parking and conduits will be installed to provide for the future installation of an electric vehicle charger. An expression of interest process will be conducted to find a provider for the EV charger in the coming months.

Council made the strategic decision to purchase the former Caltex service station site in 2022, investing $1.3m to address a lack of parking in Mansfield during high visitation periods. Later in 2022 the temporary gravel car park was constructed to allow the site to be used while designs for a permanent car park were being finalised, including a community consultation. Following initial community feedback on the carpark access and design, Council decided to acquire a laneway to provide both pedestrian and vehicle access to Collopy Street, to help mitigate potential traffic impacts and provide a better traffic flow through the new carpark.

Mayor Cr Steve Rabie said the final car park design responds to the needs expressed by the Mansfield community during the consultation.

“We’re making sure the community’s long term needs and expectations are being met. We’ve asked what parking options work well for users, and Council has listened and finalised the design of the carpark to meet these needs,” said Mayor Rabie.

“Congested parking in the main street has been a longstanding frustration for our community, business operators and visitors alike, and on completion of the carpark new signage will be installed to make it easier to find, so that everyone can enjoy shopping, leisure and other activities in Mansfield.”

For any enquiries, contact Council at or on (03) 5775 8555.


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