QLD Mango Hill Station park 'n' ride upgrade reaches new milestone

Monica Gameng   |   December 8, 2021
Mango Hill Station project site (cr: Department of Transport and Main Roads)

The Park ‘n’ Ride at Queensland’s Mango Hill Station will soon get a much-needed upgrade and the proposed designs for the project have been released to give a first glance of the improvements. 

The $10 million upgrade will not only deliver additional parking spaces, but it will also help relieve congestion in the area by providing commuters with better access to the rail. 

“The Morrison Government is getting on with delivering infrastructure projects that improve congestion and safety for commuters across Australia, making it easier for them to move around our capital cities and ensuring they get home quickly and safely. 

“Under the Urban Congestion Fund, we are delivering 182 packages of work nationwide. The total number of projects that are now completed or underway nationwide is 77. 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, 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline, which is helping to drive Australia’s economic recovery,” Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Paul Fletcher MP said. 

Mango hill train station upgrad park n ride_site 1Site 1 (source: Department of Transport and Main Roads)

The upgrade will include: 

  • Adding 280 extra parking spaces to the existing 220 parking spaces 
  • Lighting and CCTV for enhanced visibility and security 
  • Landscaping to provide visual amenity 
  • Pedestrian paths to improve pedestrian connectivity to and from the train station 
  • Additional accessible parking bays near the Mango Hill train station to improve access to public transport for customers with disability 
  • Swapping locations of the existing kiss ‘n’ ride facility and the existing bus stop 

“The land currently used as an informal car park next to Mango Hill Station and a vacant land to the north will be transformed into a park ‘n’ ride. 

“This will see the number of accessible parking bays near the station go up, with customer concerns around drop off also addressed in the upgrade,” Deputy Premier and Member for Murrumba Steven Miles said. 

Mango hill train station upgrad park n rideSite 2 (source: Department of Transport and Main Roads)

Upgrades such as the one at Mango Hill Station have delivered over 1,250 additional car parking spaces across the South East and these projects have been funded through the Queensland Government’s $27.5 billion road and transport plan. 

Over the next four years, about 3,200 new park ‘n’ ride spaces are set to be delivered as part of a $160 million park ‘n’ ride upgrade program. This multi-million-dollar program includes the Mango Hill Station park ‘n’ ride project. 

“Upgrading the facility is part of our commitment to expanding park ‘n’ ride facilities across the South East Queensland public transport network. 

“Providing better access and facilities at stations further encourages Queenslanders to choose public transport to get around and goes a long way in easing congestion on local road networks,” Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said. 

The community can get in touch with the project team to get more information on the project or to provide their feedback on the recently released designs. 

The detailed design for this project is due to be completed in early 2022 and construction to begin later in the year, subject to weather and construction scheduling. 

Source: Queensland Government – Media Statements; Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts; Queensland Government – Department of Transport and Main Roads 

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