$3M Ebbw Vale station upgrade officially opened

02 August 2020

The Palaszczuk Government has completed the $3 million Ebbw Vale station park ‘n’ ride upgrade, supporting 16 jobs during construction.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey today joined Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum to officially mark the completion of 70 additional parking spaces at the station.

Mr McCallum said the move meant the station now had about 140 parks to support a growing community.

“Global economies have been impacted by COVID-19, and we know Queensland hasn’t been immune,” Mr McCallum.

“Our ongoing health response has meant we’ve been able to continue delivering a plan for economic recovery, and in our community that means getting on with much-needed infrastructure projects like the commuter parking upgrade, which has provided crucial employment during the pandemic.

“The upgrade also includes new bike racks for 24 bikes, improved lighting and security cameras.

“The bus shelter outside the park 'n' ride was upgraded to improve accessibility.”

Mr Bailey said the investment in Ebbw Vale was part of a record $23 billion transport and road program across Queensland, supporting 21,500 jobs.

“COVID-19 has had far-reaching impacts on our community, but it’s important that we don’t let our foot off the pedal when it comes to projects like this,” Mr Bailey said.

“With major projects like the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail and $371 million smart ticketing program well underway, these new parks will complement more services and better public transport for Queenslanders.”