Work starts on $10m park 'n ride expansion

Published 12:00pm 13 June 2022

Work starts on $10m park 'n ride expansion
Words by Nick Crockford

Work on the Mango Hill park ‘n’ ride expansion has officially started following a $10 million funding injection.

Deputy Premier and State Member for Murrumba Steven Miles said there would be 500 spaces for commuters when work finishes mid next year.

“We’re investing heavily in improved transport infrastructure and actively demonstrating the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to the people of Queensland,” he said.

“This project will deliver Mango Hill commuters better access to high-frequency public transport services, improve safety and security and give locals a new area to stop and drop off passengers.

Work starts on $10m park 'n ride expansion
A map of the new Mango Hill park 'n ride area.

“We’re also providing six accessible spaces to improve access for those who need them.”

State Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey welcomed the expansion which would help more people access public transport.

“As our communities grow, we need to see more people utilising the transport services around them to reduce the number of cars we’re seeing on the road,” he said.

“Better park ‘n’ ride facilities will encourage locals to leave the car at the station and hop on the bus or train to work or school.

Work starts on $10m park 'n ride expansion

“We’re delivering more than 3200 park ‘n’ ride spaces over four years as part of the $160 million park ‘n’ ride upgrade program – adding to the 32,600 spaces already available at our train and bus stations.”

Mr Miles said Ertech (Queensland), at Seventeen Mile Rocks, was on board to build the expansion, which is expected to finish mid-next year (2023) and create 20 jobs.

The $10 million Mango Hill Station park 'n' ride project is jointly funded under the Urban Congestion Fund, with the Australian Government contributing $4 million and State Government $6 million.

For further information, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/projects/mango-hill-station-park-n-ride.

For a full list of park ‘n’ ride sites in South East Queensland, visit www.translink.com.au/travel-with-us/parking.

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