The Palaszczuk Government has almost finished work on a significant upgrade to the bus station at Strathpine Shopping Centre Bus Station.
Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd said the $45,000 investment was a fantastic example of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to public transport across South East Queensland and in the Pine Rivers community.
“The Palaszczuk Labor Government’s investment is delivering three new bus shelters, improved signage and new accessibility paving,” Ms Boyd said.
“The improvements mean more comfortable facilities and protection from the elements as they’re heading home after doing their shopping or connecting to other services.
“I worked with Translink to ensure the work was done in a way that minimised disruption to commuters, with two bus shelters installed in early June and the remaining shelter completed and ready to use from August 11th.
“I know that the bus station plays a key role in connecting locals to Strathpine Shopping Centre, with almost 200,000 commuters using the service every year.
“This upgrade is just one of the ways we’re improving public transport in Pine Rivers. The Strathpine Station accessibility upgrade has been announced in our first Palaszczuk Government budget and early works are commencing on the project this year. We have also introduced our Fairer Fares package, slashing fares and saving Pine Rivers residents $570 000 to date” she said.
Ms Boyd is currently running a transport survey asking the locals for their views on how they get around the community and what road, rail and bus upgrades they want to see. The survey can be accessed via www.nikkiboyd.com.au/transport
“Improvements for this major bus interchange is something the community has been telling me was needed, I remain committed to working together to continue to deliver better services for our community.
“This is a great result for local residents and makes our community and even better place to live.”