Construction tenders have been called for the $10 million Mango Hill Station park ‘n’ ride project, following the completion of the design process.
Construction is due to start mid this year and take 12 months to complete, weather permitting.
The project will add 280 parking spaces, including six accessible bays, increasing access to public transport and helping to manage parking pressures at nearby stations and local streets.
The $10 million project is jointly funded by the Federal and State Governments, with the Federal Government providing $4 million via the Urban Congestion Fund, with the remaining $6 million contributed by the State Government.
Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher said projects that are part of the Urban Congestion Fund were designed to improve “congestion and safety for commuters”.
“Under the Urban Congestion Fund, we are delivering 185 packages of work nationwide,” Mr Fletcher said.
“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.”
The State Government will also deliver more than 3200 new park ‘n’ ride spaces during the next four years as part of its $160 million park ‘n’ ride upgrade program, which includes $60 million from the Federal Government.
State Deputy Premier and Member for Murrumba Steven Miles said the park ‘n’ ride expansion would be welcomed by Mango Hills locals who relied on public transport.
“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,” 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.”