Ferny Grove TOD right on track

Local Member for Ferny Grove and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Mark Furner inspects the plans for the new TOD

Construction on Ferny Grove Railway Station’s Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is one step closer, after receiving sign off from the Queensland Government.

Member for Ferny Grove Mark Furner said the Ferny Grove TOD would positively transform the local community.

‘The station’s value to the community will be enhanced beyond the single-level car park and train platform it is today,’ Mr Furner said.
‘Once built the TOD will offer eight cinemas, multiple dining options, a supermarket, retail spaces and a residential development. Jobs in both the construction and ongoing retail phases will provide a great boost to the local economy.’

‘The Palaszczuk Government has committed to funding 253 exclusive commuter car spaces for the project, at a cost of $9 million.’

Mr Furner said the government-funded car spaces will be in addition to over 300 car spaces provided for residential, retail and cinema customers, taking the total car spaces to more than 1500 once construction is complete.

‘As well as the greater availability of car parks, the ability to combine retail with travel will be of enormous convenience for time-poor commuters.’

Queensland’s own Honeycombes Property Group were selected as the preferred developer to undertake the $100 million project, following a competitive tender process.

Mr Furner said Honeycombes will now start a detailed design and approval process which will take place over the next 12 to 18 months.

Work is expected to commence in 2018 and the community will be continually updated about this important project throughout the development process.

For more information, please visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Community-and-environment/Planning-and-development/Transit-oriented-developments.

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