The site of the Palaszczuk Government’s $21 million Greenbank RSL park ‘n’ ride upgrade will soon become a hive of activity when early works start on 600 new car parks.
Browns Plains-based business, Logan City Demolitions has been contracted to carry out the early works as Queensland unites and recovers from COVID-19.
Their crew will join the more than 50 jobs up for grabs to build additional car parking spaces, a new service road linking Corporate Place and Blackwell Street, and a new bus stop with three bays.
Member for Algester Leeanne Enoch said shovels hitting the ground would be a welcome sight for many commuters returning to work, especially for families in suburbs like Forestdale, Regents Park, Browns Plains and Hillcrest.
“I’ve worked with the local community for years on transport and road solutions and this upgrade will help keep cars off the road and get commuters home faster and safer to their families,” Ms Enoch said.
“This is a great opportunity for our area that will mean 840 parks in total, better accessibility to local businesses and it’s one I’m proud to deliver for my community.”
Member for Logan Linus Power said it was part of a larger transport investment strategy in the City of Logan, including delivering upgrades for Mount Lindesay Highway and a business case for a new passenger rail link between Salisbury and Beaudesert.
“Locals told me they want better transport and roads. That’s why we’re investing in two new bus services, and investments in four-laning local state roads,” Mr Power said.
“The park ‘n’ ride will add to $100 million already committed to the Mount Lindesay Highway and the new announcement last week of a further $37.5 million to duplicate the section of highway between Stoney Camp Road to Chambers Flat Road, as part of a $400 million COVID-19 roads package.
“Building these new spaces will take pressure off Browns Plains Bus Station and give our local job market a boost at a time when we need it most.”