Passenger Rail

$15m for Park and Rides in SEQ

The Morrison Government has committed $15 million to build park and ride facilities at Mango Hill and Ferny Grove railway stations in South East Queensland.

Morrison, who has yet to announce an election which must take place before May 9, was in Brisbane’s north on Wednesday to announce $80 million in spending for “congestion busting projects”.

Two of those projects are for the new parking facilities at Mango Hill, on the Redcliffe Peninsula line, and Ferny Grove, the terminus of the Ferny Grove line.

“I want people to spend less time stuck in traffic jams and more time at home with their families and working int their businesses,” Morrison said. “That is what matters.”

Federal member for Petrie Luke Howarth said the projects showed the Coalition was delivering for local residents. “Because of our growing economy, we are able to deliver the services and infrastructure our community desperately needs.”

Cities, urban infrastructure and population minister Alan Tudge said the $80 million in commitments were from the Government’s Urban Congestion Fund. “The Urban Congestion Fund is helping to deliver a more reliable road network for commuters and freight, and support critical access to employment centres and freight hubs,” Tudge said.

“This is as much about hitting those local traffic headaches as it is about the major highways.”