The Palaszczuk Government’s plan for economic recovery is ramping up in the Moreton Bay region with shovels to hit the ground on the $6 million Morayfield bus station upgrade.
State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan announced local crews would start work this month, to build greater capacity for buses and easier access at the station.
This upgrade is part of the government’s $50 billion infrastructure guarantee included in Queensland’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan, with more than $3.6 billion being rolled out across the region for better roads and transport.
“We’ve upgraded the train station, we’re making Morayfield Road safer and we’ll see local construction jobs right here with a better bus station for our community,” Mr Ryan said.
“With work about to start, it means the new station will be ready for use later this year.
“It’ll feature six bus bays, a better sheltered waiting area with seats, and importantly greater accessibility for people with a disability.
“It’s also great to see that a Queensland company will build this project for Queenslanders using Queensland skills and tradies.”
Mr Ryan said the bus station would continue to operate during the upgrade, although some services will be diverted to a new bus stop on Morayfield Road.
"Customers should be aware that some services will stop at a temporary bus stop on Morayfield Road, south of Devereaux Drive,” he said.
"This temporary stop will be used for all southbound buses for the duration of the construction period, starting from 22nd February.
"Northbound services will relocate to a temporary stop within the station area.
"TransLink Customer Liaison Officers will be on hand at the start of construction to assist and direct customers.
“This has been a long time coming for our community, and I want to thank people in advance for their patience while our new bus station takes shape.”
Construction is expected to be completed by late 2021, weather and construction conditions permitting.
For more information head to www.tmr.qld.gov.au and search Morayfield bus station upgrade.