A $38 million upgrade of Bundamba train station will deliver improved parking, disability access, platform alignment and safety.
State Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum announced the investment today, as the Palaszczuk Government launched the new accessible transport advisory council to consult on road and transport upgrades across Queensland.
“I’ve been listening to feedback from our local community, including those who signed my online petition calling for an upgrade, and this is a real win for Bundamba commuters,” Mr McCallum said.
“The upgrade will include a new footbridge with lifts, raised platforms, accessible carparks and a new bike enclosure.
“It will create 250 local jobs during construction, and follows upgrades at Redbank and Ebbw Vale stations.
“We’re committed to making Queensland’s publicly-owned train network accessible for everyone – we’ve recently launched new services on our local Ipswich and Springfield lines – and I thank Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey for being so responsive in his continued support of our local community.”
Mr Bailey said the government’s record $23 billion transport and roads program was supporting 21,500 Queensland jobs.
“Queenslanders have stepped up when it comes to managing the health impacts of COVID-19, and as a result we’ve been able to get on with delivering better public transport as part of our plan for economic recovery,” Mr Bailey said.
“Building roads and transport doesn’t just benefit the community when it’s done, it also supports jobs during construction and offers improved connectivity to work, school and essential services.
“With funding for Bundamba now locked in it means we can get the ball rolling on the necessary planning that needs to be done, consult with the community on what they’d like to see, and get shovels in the ground as soon as possible.”