Construction tenders called for Mango Hill park ‘n’ ride upgrade
Construction tenders have been called for the Mango Hill Station park ‘n’ ride upgrade.
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, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, 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.
“This is just the latest example of us delivering on our commitment to progress critical infrastructure projects across the country under our record $110 billion infrastructure investment pipeline, which is helping to drive Australia’s economic recovery.”
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 be welcomed by Mango Hills locals who rely on public transport.
“More car parks mean locals will have more access to the great, high frequency transport services we have to offer at Mango Hill station, all delivered as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $160 million park ‘n’ ride upgrade program,” Mr Miles said.
“What’s great is this upgrade will 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.
“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.
“As more and more people choose to call Queensland home, it’s infrastructure like this that will make a real difference in the everyday lives of commuters on the northside.
“I look forward to seeing construction kick-off this year, which will take about 12 months to complete.”
Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the $160 million upgrade program would see 3,200 new park ‘n’ ride spaces delivered over the next four years.
“This investment will add to the 32,600-plus spaces already available across our public transport network and will help to reduce congestion on our roads by encouraging more people onto public transport,” Mr Bailey said.
“We are creating jobs and building quality infrastructure now and for the future, all thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s record $27.5 billion road and transport plan.”
This project will provide an average of 20 jobs to be supported over the life of the project.
Federal Member for Petrie, the Hon Luke Howarth MP, said construction on the project is expected to start mid this year.
“Once underway, it will take 12 months to complete, weather and construction conditions permitting,” Mr Howarth said.
“We are getting on with delivering this critical project for residents and commuters in Mango Hill and the surrounding area.”
Construction is expected to start mid-2022 and, once underway, take 12 months to complete, weather and construction conditions permitting.
The majority of works will be undertaken during the day between 7.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.
Further information is available at www.tmr.qld.gov.au/projects/mango-hill-station-park-n-ride.
The list of park ‘n’ ride sites across South East Queensland can be found at www.translink.com.au/travel-with-us/parking.
Minister Fletcher: Erin Forster | 0448 207 414 | Erin.Forster@communications.gov.au
Minister Bailey: Courtney Thompson | 0433 585 570 | Courtney.Thompson@ministerial.qld.gov.au