After years of studies and deliberation, the plans for a $10-million park ’n’ ride upgrade of the busy Mango Hill Station, badly needed by commuters in the Redcliffe Peninsula Line, have been finalised.
This project will see an addition of 280 car parking spaces that will relieve the parking pressures and increase the efficiency of such a high-frequency transport network.
Aside from the increase in parking spaces, the Meyer Circuit kiss ‘n’ ride and taxi zone will be replaced and relocated with a bus stop for approximately four buses. The facilities will also include lighting and CCTV for enhanced visibility and security, pedestrian paths to and from the station, additional disabled parking bays, and landscaping of the area.
In a joint statement, Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP said that the Commonwealth has committed $4 million for the upgrades under the Urban Congestion Fund, whilst the Queensland Government will provide $6 million.
- Plans have been finalised for the Mango Hill Station upgrades with 280 additional car parking spaces.
- The Meyer Circuit kiss ‘n’ ride and taxi zone will be replaced and relocated with a bus stop.
- Final designs will be unveiled in early 2022 with construction set to start in the latter part of the year.
“The Mango Hill Station upgrade is just the latest example of us delivering on our commitment to progress critical infrastructure projects across the country under our record $110 billion 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline, which is helping to drive Australia’s world-leading economic recovery,” Mr Fletcher said.
“When we opened the Redcliffe Peninsula line a few years ago we knew it would be popular but we were all shocked at just how quickly locals took to their new train line,” Deputy Queensland Premier and State Member for Murrumba Steven Miles said.
“Here at Mango Hill Station the carpark gets full nearly everyday before 8, people are missing their trains or just driving into work. So we’re building a massive upgrade to the carpark, boosting the number of parks to 400. Soon you’ll be able to spend less time looking for a park and more time with your family.”
According to Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister, the Hon Mark Bailey MP, the Mango Hill upgrades will reduce traffic congestions as more people will be able to easily take the train or bus. The upgrades will also see through the creation of 20 direct jobs during the construction.
Design details for the improved Mango Hill Station will be released in early 2022 with construction to follow in the latter part of the year. For more information about this project, visit the Transport and Main Roads official site.