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$5.2 Million Park n Ride Upgrade – Varsity Lakes, Gold Coast


The Queensland State Government has announced the Varsity Lakes Station park ‘n’ ride is now open to commuters.

Mark Bailey, Minister for Transport and Main Roads outlined the new 350 new parking spaces was built in two stages to minimise impacts to public transport customers using the existing parking spaces.

“This project formalises the current overflow car park which is a legacy of the 2018 Commonwealth Games”.

“Commuters now have access to new parking with security lighting, CCTV and improved connectivity to the station”.

“This project is another example of the Palaszczuk Government providing better public transport on the Gold Coast and supporting construction jobs through the Covid-19 pandemic”.

“The Palaszczuk Government’s record $27.5 billion roads and transport investment over four years is creating 24,000 jobs, supporting tourism, and helping to drive Queensland’s economic recovery plan”.

Project Details
– 350 new parking spaces
– Accessible parking spaces for people with disability.
– Improved security measures including lighting and CCTV
– New access on Coromandel Drive
– Improved connectivity to train station,
– New pedestrian footpath, stairs and ramps

Mr Bailey said improved transport infrastructure in growth areas, such as the southern Gold Coast, was a key priority for the Palaszczuk Government”.

“Park ‘n’ ride facilities are an important part of the transport network and we prioritise investment to where it will create the largest positive impact”.

“This investment enables more people to connect with frequent public transport to access jobs, education and other important services in their communities,” Mr Bailey said.

Mr Bailey said more than 3200 new park ‘n’ ride spaces would be delivered over the next four years as part of the $160 million park ‘n’ ride upgrade program.

Mr Bailey said Varsity Lakes Station was the last stop on the rail line and one of the busiest park ‘n’ rides on the Gold Coast.

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Source: Information, Drawings and Images
All article information is sourced and available for review from linked referenced locations.
– Media Release: Improved Varsity Lakes park ‘n’ ride opens
– Images: DTMR Project Page         
– Information: DTMR Project Page                    
– Images: Google Streetview and Aerial

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