Logan commuters are being invited to share their ideas for the multimillion-dollar, Loganlea station relocation.
A survey has been launched asking the community to contribute their experiences about public transport from Loganlea and what improvements they would like to see.
The station will be located close to health and education precincts resulting in an improved and integrated public transport hub for the area.
Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the project would deliver huge benefits to the local community, and provide local jobs at every stage of development and construction.
“The road and rail transport corridor between Brisbane and the Gold Coast is one of Australia’s busiest inter-city commuter corridors,” Mr Tudge said.
“This project will lead to longer-term planning improvements on the Gold Coast and Beenleigh rail lines and it’s so important we get feedback from local people so we can deliver them the best result.”
Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said community feedback would play a vital part in the development of the business case.
“Relocating the station east will improve that all-important access to the hospital, TAFE and high school, and in the long term set up future upgrades on the Gold Coast and Beenleigh rail lines,” Mr Bailey said.
“But it’s vital we work with the families and workers who use it every day to get it right.
“We’re building the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail, delivering a $371 million smart ticketing and we’re getting the ball rolling on a better Loganlea station – three job-creating, congestion-tackling projects that have been possible because of Queensland’s strong, ongoing health response to COVID-19.”
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said project benefits will include improving pedestrian connections and support future capacity improvement works on the line from Gold Coast to Brisbane.
“Community consultation on the Loganlea Station will be via an online survey and over the phone,” Mr Van Manen said.
“Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face-to-face consultations are not being held.
“I encourage everyone to complete the online community survey to provide their ideas for the new station.”
“This is all part of the Morrison Government’s plans to deliver safer and faster commutes for Logan residents.”
State Member for Waterford Shannon Fentiman encouraged the community to fill out the survey and share their thoughts on the new improvements including; disability access upgrades, better access to Loganlea TAFE for students and improved access to Logan Hospital for frontline health workers.
“It’s clear that the Palaszczuk Government backs Logan, backs public transport and backs jobs as part of our plan for economic recovery,” Ms Fentiman said.
“To help shape the final station design tell us your thoughts on better access, amenities, pedestrian and bike-riding connections and a potential park ‘n’ ride expansion.”
For more information or to have your say on the Loganlea Station Relocation and park ‘n’ ride Expansion, visit the project webpage at https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/LoganleaStation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 957 066.
Note: Photo taken prior to social distancing