Frustrated rail commuters unable to find parking at Ferny Grove rail station will be helped by an $11 million funding allocation for additional park and ride facilities.
Hundreds of new car parking spaces will be provided at Ferny Grove with the funding from the Morrison Coalition Government.
The Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said the funding was part of an $80 million congestion busting package for Brisbane’s northern suburbs announced by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
“Additional parking spaces are urgently needed at Ferny Grove station where commuters are now forced to find parking in adjoining streets – spreading the frustration to local residents.” Mr Dutton said.
“I’ve been fighting for additional facilities, but the Queensland Government seems to be deaf to the needs of commuters. I’m very pleased to secure this funding from the Federal Government.
“This $11 million could provide more than 300 additional car spaces and if it were to be matched by the Queensland Government – double that.
“If Anastasia Palaszczuk isn’t prepared to put in any money, her government can plan and build extra parking with this federal funding.
“The money is on the table – all the Palaszczuk Government has to do is get cracking and provide new parking spaces as quickly as possible.
“With growing populations in Ferny Grove area, the Hills district and Samford the use of rail services at Ferny Grove will continue to intensify and we need to provide for that.
“The Queensland Government should have moved on this, but given their inaction the Federal Coalition has stepped up to fund additional parking facilities.”