Increased parking boost for Ferny Grove rail customers
Published Friday, 10 November, 2023 at 02:02 PM
Minister for Transport and Main Roads and Minister for Digital Services
The Honourable Mark Bailey
SENATOR THE HON ANTHONY CHISHOLM
FEDERAL ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
THE HON MARK BAILEY MP
MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT AND MAIN ROADS AND MINISTER FOR DIGITAL SERVICES
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE
A key milestone has been reached on the $22 million, jointly funded Ferny Grove Transit Oriented Development (TOD) park ‘n’ ride upgrade.
From today, public transport customers have access to a new multi-storey commuter car park with 905 parking spaces, completing Stage 1 of the project.
Access to and from the new multi-storey commuter car park will be via Ferny Way while upgraded lighting and CCTV cameras will bolster car park security.
Stage 2 of the project now commences to allow construction of the new retail and residential apartments, as well as the start of the connecting internal roads, new bus stop, Kiss ‘n’ Ride and taxi ranks.
Once completed, the park ‘n’ ride will be one of the largest in Southeast Queensland – with over 1,400 parking spaces.
Park ‘n’ ride sites in South East Queensland can be found at https://translink.com.au/travel-with-us/parking.
For more information on public transport, download the MyTransLink app, visit translink.com.au or phone 13 12 30.
Quotes attributable to Federal Assistant Minister for Education and Regional Development, Senator the Hon Anthony Chisholm:
"The Australian and Queensland governments are working together to invest in the infrastructure projects that will deliver what Ferny Grove residents need.
“This exciting project is jointly funded with a total investment of $22 million, comprising $12 million from the Australian Government and $10 million from the Queensland Government.
“Queensland’s population is growing at a rapid rate, and we’re committed to keeping up with that growth by investing in infrastructure projects like this across the state.”
Quotes attributable to Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey:
"Park ‘n’ rides are a great way to encourage people onto public transport, which helps manage road congestion.
“The upgrade will improve parking conditions to benefit motorists, bike riders and public transport customers.
“Investing in park ‘n’ ride expansion projects supports the population growth in Southeast Queensland.
“Once finished the new TOD at Ferny Grove will create a local “neighbourhood village” that will provide food and beverage operators, a full-line supermarket, cinema complex, childcare facility, and medical practitioners, as well as increasing local housing supply with the construction of 82 new residential units in a location that has excellent rail and bus connections, reducing reliance on motor vehicles.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Ferny Grove, Mark Furner:
“When I first campaigned to win the seat of Ferny Grove in 2014 the number one issue locals raised with me was insufficient parking at Ferny Grove Railway Station. I made increased parking at Ferny Grove my priority.”
“Locals wanted more parking at Ferny Grove Station, and today, we have delivered more parking.”
“People told me they wanted to use public transport more but didn’t have enough parking at the station to be able to use it effectively. Today we have provided a huge boost to parking at Ferny Grove Station so people can better access public transport.”
Quotes attributable to Honeycombes Managing Director Property Group, Peter Honeycombe
“We know that this facility has been eagerly awaited by residents of north-west Brisbane especially around Ferny Grove and we’re delighted to open the Park ‘n’ Ride today and to deliver it as an asset to Transport and Main Roads.
"As everyone knows, the past few years have seen some of the most challenging conditions for the entire construction industry, but I want to pay tribute to our project partners Broad Construction, a subsidiary of CPB Contractors (part of the ASX-listed CIMIC Group) and Transport and Main Roads.
“Stage 1 has only been possible because of their great work and commitment, the collaboration with the Queensland Government and the support of the Federal Government.
“The local community of Ferny Grove has been very patient and supportive while this has been under construction, and we thank them for that support. The Park ‘n’ Ride is a signature asset for the people of Queensland in a fast growing region and we know it will make a big difference to people of Ferny Grove in their transport and travel.
"With Stage 1 now complete, work will start in the coming weeks on Stage 2 of the project with 'The Fernery' apartments and the new retail centre, which are all expected to be open in Q2 2025.”