$30M Upgrade for Dakabin Station
A $30 Million upgrade to Dakabin train station was announced today in order to improve accessibility, parking and security in response to significant growth in the region.
Acting Minister for Transport Steven Miles said the upgrade would be welcome news for the Dakabin community.
“I'm pleased to be able to deliver these funds to make this Dakabin a modern, functional, accessible station,” Mr Miles said. “It is a key station on the Queensland Rail network, with around 7,339 customers and 650 services using it each week.”
Member for Kallangur Shane King said the project was a win for the community.
“The upgrade will provide more customers with easier, seamless access to rail services and boost the local economy,” said Mr King. “It will support around 250 jobs for Queenslanders in the construction industry, including trades like electrical, carpentry, painting, plumbing, labouring, roofing, glazing and traffic control.
The project is likely to include a new footbridge with lifts, raising platform sections to provide easier access on and off the train and a range of other accessibility features, such as hearing aid loops.
The project will also provide increased parking for customers, new bus infrastructure and improved security features, such as upgraded lighting and CCTV.
Design and engineering work will begin immediately, with the concept designs to be publicly released in early 2018.
“We will ensure the local community is kept well informed of the project’s progress as we move through the planning, design and construction phases,” said Mr King.
It is anticipated that this project will be fully completed, including detailed design, tender and construction, in 2020.