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    Assistant Minister for Public Transport
    Mr Steve Minnikin

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    Parking win for Carindale commuters

    Assistant Minister for Public Transport
    Mr Steve Minnikin

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    Parking win for Carindale commuters

    Carindale commuters will soon be able to park and ride with the Newman Government committing to a 300-space park ‘n’ ride at one of the Eastern suburbs’ major transport hubs.

    Assistant Minister for Public Transport Steve Minnikin said the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council had agreed to use the existing council-controlled site on the corner of Creek Road and Old Cleveland Road.

    “The local community has lobbied hard for a solution for the hundreds of commuters who park at Carindale bus station and I’m pleased that we will be able to deliver it as part of our program to expand park n ride facilities across South East Queensland,” Mr Minnikin said.

    “We saw the previous government put its head in the sand when it came to the issue meeting the parking needs of public transport users at major shopping centres, but this is a sensible solution.

    “The creation of an official park ‘n’ ride at Carindale will mean commuters will no longer need to use space within the shopping centre or ‘park n hide’ in the surrounding residential streets.”

    The Carindale bus station is located in the shopping centre and is serviced by more than 22 bus routes, including high-frequency routes 200 and 222 and a number of peak-only services.

    “The new park ‘n’ ride will give Carindale residents a real alternative to car travel and take pressure off the shopping centre and local residents.”

    The new park ‘n’ ride will include upgraded pavement and line marking, new lighting and signage.

    Final designs are being completed. Work is expected to start in early July and will take about a month to complete.

    [ENDS] 27 June 2012

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