Works to Begin for Burpengary Railway Station’s $53-M Accessibility Upgrade

Did you know that updates and improvements on the Burpengary railway station is now underway? The planned improvements will improve accessibility and enable all customers to access the train, station and platforms using ramps, lifts, or paths, without the need to use stairs.

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The project is estimated to cost around $53 million. One of the key enhancements is the installation of full-length high-level platforms, which will allow passengers to board and alight trains more easily. 

Additionally, a new footbridge equipped with lifts will be constructed, ensuring that individuals with mobility challenges can navigate the station effortlessly. To further enhance accessibility, the project includes improved parking facilities designed to accommodate those with disabilities.

Burpengary Railway
Station View (Photo credit: Queensland Rail)

The upgrade will also address the needs of individuals with hearing impairments by installing upgraded hearing loops and surface indicators. Furthermore, to ensure the safety of passengers, the project entails the installation of upgraded security cameras and lighting throughout the station.

Burpengary Railway
Photo credit: Queensland Rail

To improve wayfinding for commuters, new platform signage and wayfinding features will be implemented. A new station office and facilities will also be constructed, providing a more comfortable and convenient experience for passengers.

Hutchinson Builders has been entrusted with the responsibility of delivering the main construction for this project. Early works, such as relocating overhead lines, were completed towards the end of last year and earlier in 2023.

Meanwhile, minor foundation work is scheduled to take place in June 2023, followed by the installation of masts for the overhead wires. Unfortunately, as part of the upgrade, four trees will need to be removed.

To facilitate the construction process, a site compound is being established from July 3 onwards. Consequently, a section of the car park will be closed to accommodate the compound and its operations. This particular area will remain inaccessible for parking until the upgrade work is completed.

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These improvement efforts for Burpengary Railway Station are part of Queensland Rail’s Station Accessibility Upgrade Program, which aims to enhance station infrastructure across the region.

Published 21-June-2023

Harcourts North Lakes Merges with Harcourts Unite, Expands Reach in Moreton Bay

Changes are afoot at Harcourt North Lakes after its merger and expansion with Harcourts Unite to widen its reach in areas covering the Redcliffe Peninsula, North Lakes and Burpengary. 

The merged offices will be headed by three industry leaders, Steve Hawley, Tara Hawley and Ange Morris, who will ensure sustained success for the company’s next chapters.

Mr Hawley had his start at the North Lakes offices, whilst Ms Hawley has taken care of the business in Redcliffe. Ms Morris joined as a business partner in 2020.

As part of its expansion plans, the trio will open a new office to help the Moreton Bay community and attract more skilled and capable real estate professionals.

The expansion also comes at the right time, as the current market is enthusiastic about making changes. 

“We have sellers on the Redcliffe Peninsula looking to make a ‘tree change’ to the Burpengary/Narangba regions, sellers from North Lakes looking at making a ‘sea change’ to the Redcliffe Peninsula, and so on,” Ms Hawley said of their network.

Harcourts Unite has grown from two agents and personal assistants to 25 people, with women making up the majority.

As a result of this merger, Harcourts Queensland chief executive Mitch Peereboom looks forward to witnessing the growth and supporting the firm.

Café 63’s Latest Branch to Open Soon in Burpengary

Burpengary Station Village is about to become home to numerous new tenants, including a branch of the iconic Café 63, which expects to provide 25 new job openings for staff positions when it opens.

Café 63, which has been around for a little over 15 years, is finally coming to Burpengary. The café-restaurant takes pride in not only its food and beverages, but also the flowers up for sale in every branch. The café also happens to be pet-friendly, meaning dog-owners are free to bring their canine companions inside while they order a hot cup of coffee. 

With a wide range of drinks to choose from, there’s no shortage of options at Café 63 — whether someone’s after shakes or smoothies, beer or cider, or coffee and frappes, this chain restaurant has them covered. The restaurant also offers a variety of pastas, burgers, and salads; some of which are plant-based, low in gluten, or vegetarian to cater to those with dietary restrictions.

The PAB, a pasta made with prawns, avocado, and bacon.
Photo credit: Facebook

The Burpengary branch is set to open by the end of March under the ownership of Suman Ranabhat, Diwash Ranabhat, Suman Shrestha, and Rajan Koju. Be sure to follow Café 63 on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates on their meals, deals, and special events.