The community will have an opportunity to learn more about the State Government’s $44.5 million Springfield Central park ‘n’ ride upgrade at two information sessions.
The sessions will be held at Springfield Central Station on:
• Thursday, 25 July between 4pm and 6pm; and
• Friday, 2 August between 6.30am and 8.30am.
Confirmation of the sessions comes with the release of an artist’s impression giving commuters their first look at the facility.
Member for Jordan Charis Mullen encouraged the community to come along and learn more about the multi-level carpark, which will mean more than 650 additional car parks for local commuters.
“This is a big and complex project – in a location which is already quite constrained,” she said.
“We only have one opportunity to plan and design this properly and I want to ensure that we deliver the best outcome for the community.”
Ms Mullen said she understood the current frustrations felt by commuters at the station.
“The current carpark is overstretched – and I understand how frustrating it is to turn up at the station and not be able to find a carpark,” she said.
Detailed design on the facility is expected to be completed by early 2020 with construction to follow.
In preparation for the carpark build and nearby AFL stadium project, the Department of Transport and Main Roads will begin work in coming weeks on 300 temporary car parks along Eden Station Drive.
These works are expected to be complete by the end of September.
A artist’s impression of Springfield Central park ‘n’ ride. Note: indicative only.
Construction of the car park facility is the responsibility of the State Government.
Interim administrator Greg Chemello encouraged all residents to view the plans and to express any thoughts they might have to the state government.
Mr Chemello said Ipswich City Council would continue to work with Brisbane Lions and the Department of Transport and Main Roads during and after the consultation phase of the project.