The Queensland Government is calling construction tenders for the Mango Hill Station park ‘n’ ride upgrade in the Moreton Bay region – aiming to increase park ‘n’ ride capacity at the station from 220 to 500 parking spaces.
The $10 million project is being funded by both the Australian and Queensland governments. The Australian Government is providing $4 million in funding through its Urban Congestion Fund, with the remaining $6 million contribution coming from the Queensland Government.
An additional 280 new parking spaces, including six accessible bays, will increase public transport access for surrounding suburbs and help manage parking pressures at nearby stations and local streets.
Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, said the procurement of a construction contractor has now started after the upgrade design was completed.
“The Morrison Government is getting on with delivering infrastructure projects that improve congestion and safety for commuters across Australia, making it easier for them to move around our capital cities and ensuring they get home quickly and safely,” Minister Fletcher said.
“Under the Urban Congestion Fund, we are delivering 185 packages of work nationwide. The total number of projects that are now completed or underway nationwide is 81. By the end of 2022, more than 80 per cent of all packages are expected to be completed or under construction.
More than 3,200 new park ‘n’ ride spaces will be delivered over the next four years in South East Queensland as part of the Queensland Government’s $160 million park ‘n’ ride upgrade program, which includes $60 million from the Australian Government.
Queensland Deputy Premier and Member for Murrumba Steven Miles said the park ‘n’ ride expansion would also provide a relocated kiss ‘n’ ride, taxi zone and bus facility to make it safer and more efficient for passenger drop-offs.
“The number of accessible parking bays near the Mango Hill Station will also be increased, cementing our commitment to ensuring easy access to public transport for all,” Mr Miles said.
“This follows the successful opening of park ‘n’ ride spaces across the SEQ rail network at locations like Geebung, Carseldine and Virginia on Brisbane’s northside.”
Construction is expected to start mid-2022 and, once underway, take 12 months to complete, weather and construction conditions permitting.
Further information is available at www.tmr.qld.gov.au/projects/mango-hill-station-park-n-ride.