Friday 29 June 2012
Construction on the final stages of the $9.6 million Slacks Creek park 'n' ride is underway and progressing well as part of the Newman Government's commitment to improved public transport.
Assistant Minister for Public Transport Steve Minnikin said the new park 'n' ride featuring over 200 car parking spaces is being constructed on the corner of Loganlea and Nujooloo roads at Loganlea, adjacent to the Pacific Highway.
"This new park 'n' ride will provide a central hub for fast and frequent bus services, encouraging people to use public transport for the majority of their journey and improve timetable reliability," Mr Minnikin said.
"We're providing an alternative for customers who would normally drive on the Pacific Motorway to other park 'n' rides, such as Eight Mile Plains, Springwood or the Logan Hyperdome.
"Early works including relocation of utility services, drainage and removal of roadwork materials started earlier this year with the main phase of construction currently underway.
"These works will take about six months to complete, weather permitting."
Member for Waterford Mike Latter said TransLink would continue to inform nearby residents of any expected impacts from the construction. He said every effort would be made to keep disruptions to a minimum.
TransLink identified the area surrounding Slacks Creek and Daisy Hill as a high priority location for a park 'n' ride which will improve access to public transport for local residents," Mr Latter said.
"The Slacks Creek park ‘n’ ride is being delivered in conjunction with the Pacific Motorway upgrade between Springwood (south) and Daisy Hill."
The project includes:
- a fully-sheltered indented bus station on Nujooloo Road with capacity for two buses
- passenger pick-up and drop-off area, known as a kiss 'n' ride
- bicycle access and storage facility
- seven motorcycle and disabled parking spaces close to the bus station
- lighting and security cameras with 24-hour video recording
- a signalised pedestrian crossing for safe access across Nujooloo Road.