First look at Mango Hill commuter park 'n' ride
Commuters will have their first look at the Mango Hill station car park upgrade that will boost parking capacity to more than 400 spaces.
Preferred options for the car park upgrade have been released for public feedback until 5 June.
Following a $4 million investment from the Morrison Government and a Palaszczuk Government-funded study to expand the station’s park ‘n’ ride, the upgrade will improve accessibility, connectivity and productivity, improve safety and travel times, and network reliability.
Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the upgrade was part of the Morrison Government’s Commuter Car Park Fund.
“Mango Hill is at capacity during normal peak periods and there is minimal on-street parking around the station,” Mr Tudge said.
“This upgrade will not only boost parking but strip hundreds of cars off the road.”
Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said no time was being wasted on the upgrade with detailed design due to start in the coming months.
Detailed design will confirm construction timeframes and overall project cost.
“Steven Miles is a strong advocate for this project with his Mango Hill community hungrier than ever for new transport infrastructure to join the 1,000-plus commuter parks already available at Murrumba Downs station and connecting bus routes like the 681, 682 and 687,” Mr Bailey said.
“We’re rolling out more than $23 billion for roads and transport across Queensland including new car parks for Mango Hill, to back local jobs and commuters.”
Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth said new artist impressions reveal the project will see close to 200 new parking spaces built as part of this project.
“It was great to have been able to secure the $4 million of federal funding needed for this project in January 2019, it’s even more welcome news to see progress from the State Government to get this project delivered for our local community,” Mr Howarth said.
“The completion of this project will increase Mango Hill’s parking capacity and improve community access to public transport and help ease local road congestion and parking concerns in the surrounding suburbs."
“Planning is expected to be completed by mid this year.”
State Member for Murrumba Steven Miles said the project would mean families and commuters in the booming community would have greater access to Mango Hill station.
“When the Redcliffe Peninsula line finished a few years ago it opened up our region, with Mango Hill in particularly benefiting from the regular trains,” Mr Miles said.
“Mango Hill Station has proven hugely popular, with the carpark often full well before 9am which is frustrating for locals.
“We’re going to fix the car parking problem and build an extra 200 parks so that you’ll never have to struggle to find a park again.
“I’m proud that both the state and federal governments are delivering this much-needed project for our community, alongside other major transport projects like the Dakabin station upgrade.”
For more information, visit https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Projects/Name/M/Mango-Hill-Park-n-Ride-facility.
Mr Tudge – Michael Bennett 0434 782 923
Mr Howarth – 07 3284 8008
Mr Bailey – Toby Walker 0439 347 875
Mr Miles – 07 3035 6100