The Ferny Report – October 2020

A monthly update from your State Member for Ferny Grove Mark Furner MP

The latest concept art for the Ferny Grove TOD

Ferny Grove Transit Oriented Development

The Transit Oriented Development (TOD) at the Ferny Grove Railway Station is due to start construction shortly (pending Brisbane City Council approval).

The TOD is an exciting new development which will utilise the existing Ferny Grove Railway Station site to build extra parking spaces and extra residential options as well as cinemas, retail, dining spaces and a new day-care centre.

Most significantly, the TOD will inject around $120 million into our local economy and will boost local employment by more than 1,400 full time jobs. Over 700 of those jobs will be during the build with over 700 extra ongoing jobs in the precinct once the build is complete.

The TOD is a unique investment in our local economy with private enterprise contributing $100 million and the Federal Government and the State Government working together to fund 400 extra car spaces for commuters. This increase in parking will ease the parking pressure on all stations on the Ferny Grove Line – from Grovely to Windsor.

Reduction of train horn noise

Following community feedback, Queensland Rail has implemented changes to reduce horn use at Grovely, Mitchelton, Newmarket and Alderley stations on the Ferny Grove Line. These changes will not eliminate the use of the horns entirely, but it will reduce the horn frequency while not compromising safety.

Mobile offices

Drop in and have a chat about the things which matter most to you.

  • 10 October 10:30am Macchiato Me, 73 Wardell Street, Ashgrove
  • 11 October 7:00am Ferny Grove Markets
  • 18 October 10:00am Dorrington Park

Ferny Grove pre-poll booth

The Electoral Commission of Queensland has advised me electors may cast their ballots at the pre-poll poll booth located at 8 Dallas Pde, Keperra QLD 4054.

Prepoll will open on 19 October and will operate from 9:00am to 6:00pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9:00am to 9:00pm Tuesday and Thursday; and 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday 24th October.

Mitchie Special School upgrades

I am pleased to announce the Palaszczuk Government has provided $10.4 million to construct twelve new learning spaces and two new specialist spaces at Mitchie Special School. These new classrooms will meet the needs of the growing student population at Mitchie!

Have you seen the murals Queensland Rail have installed at Mitchelton Station?

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