Boondall residents to help shape local station upgrade
Boondall residents are invited to have their say on the concept designs of a multimillion dollar upgrade of their local train station, bringing them closer to an easier, more accessible commute.
Member for Nudgee Leanne Linard released the concept designs at a meet-and-greet at the station today.
“Boondall is a key station on the rail network, not only for local commuters but also for crowds coming to and from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. In the last financial year, more than 310,000 people passed through the station,” Ms Linard said.
“However, the ramps that provide access to the platforms are quite steep, meaning the station is not currently independently accessible for everyone in our community.
“I am proud to be delivering this upgrade that will turn Boondall station into a modern and accessible station, ensuring that everyone can travel safely and easily.
“We’re looking at Improvements like a new footbridge with lifts, raising the height of platform sections to provide easier access on and off the train and a range of other accessibility features, such as hearing aid loops.
“The project will also provide accessible parking and improved security features, such as upgraded lighting and CCTV.
“I want to encourage everyone who uses Boondall station to have their say on the plans.”
“Design work is scheduled for completion by the end of the year, and we expect preliminary works to commence in early 2018.
“As we move through the design and construction phases, we will ensure the local community and train customers are kept well informed of the project’s progress.”
Ms Linard said the Boondall Station Accessibility Upgrade Project was part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $212 million investment over five years to upgrade train stations and improve accessibility across the South East Queensland network.
“As South East Queensland’s population continues to grow, we are committed to improving the accessibility of stations across the South East to ensure all customers can travel without barriers,” she said.
Feedback forms will be available at Boondall station for customers to fill out and return to the station office, or residents can complete an online form at queenslandrail.com.au.
Additionally, customers can also call Queensland Rail on 1800 722 203 or email [email protected] with any comments or feedback.