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Jobs secured for Lawnton station upgrade

June 08, 2020

Jobs secured for Lawnton station upgrade


Major works on the $10.4 million Lawnton station parking project are on-track to begin in coming months with the contract now awarded for construction.


The Palaszczuk Government will partner with Queensland Bridge and Civil to build more than 250 new commuter parks, supporting more than 15 jobs.


Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd, who last year unveiled designs for the upgrade, said she looked forward to seeing jobs being created and works get underway on to bring parking capacity at the station to more than 400.


Located on the corner of Slater Avenue and Ebert Parade, the facility will include CCTV and lighting for commuter safety and security, as well as secure lock-up facilities for bicycles. 


“Investing in Queensland infrastructure means creating Queensland jobs,” Ms Boyd said.


“We’re wrapping up works on the Strathpine station upgrade, building the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail, moving forward with a $371 million smart ticketing system – and now local commuters will benefit from new parks.”


Member for Kurwongbah Shane King said With the train line connecting our community to many parts of Moreton Bay, the new university and the rest of the south east, it’s critical that we continue to invest in public transport.


“Seeing this project create jobs is especially important now as we move from a public health response to COVID-19 to an economic response,” Mr King said.


Construction is expected to begin July, weather permitting, with commuters able to use the facility by mid-next year.