The Ferny Report

A monthly column from State Member for Ferny Grove, Mark Furner MP

Fantastic News!

On Friday the first of May, the final plans to provide extra car parks, shops and many local jobs was submitted to Brisbane City Council (BCC).

The State Assessment and Referral Agency and the Department of Transport and Main Roads have given their tick of approval to the plans drawn up by Honeycombes Property Group.

The approval sought from the BCC is the final hurdle before the $120 million project can proceed.

The Ferny Grove Transit Oriented Development, located at the Ferny Grove Railway Station, will transform the site and will boost local infrastructure while providing hundreds of local jobs.

Underground and multi deck commuter carparks, kiss ‘n’ ride, pedestrian links and bicycle store are among the first elements to be delivered as part of the project.

The Palaszczuk Government and the Morrison Government have agreed to jointly fund an extra 500 carparks for Ferny Grove Railway Station commuters.

The project plans are available on the BCC’s PD Online site and can be accessed here: bit.ly/2WYUgez.

I will provide a further update when the Council makes its determination on this much-needed local project.

Ferny Grove State High School to go solar!

Education Minister Grace Grace has made the exciting announcement that Ferny Grove State High School will be our first local school to receive an array of solar panels as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Advancing Clean Energy Schools (ACES) program.

The ACES program is not just important for local jobs and for reducing school energy costs but is an essential step towards Queensland’s clean energy future.

Ferny Grove State High will receive its funding allocation in June, while Mitchelton State High School, Mitchelton State Primary School and Mitchelton State Special School are the next schools in line to receive funding locally, with Patricks Road, Ferny Hills and Grovely State Schools to follow.

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