Government looking for contractor to build Springfield Central multi-storey car park

BIG BUILD: It is expected that 44 jobs will be up for grabs as part of Springfield Central's $44 million multi-storey car park is due for construction to star later this year.
BIG BUILD: It is expected that 44 jobs will be up for grabs as part of Springfield Central's $44 million multi-storey car park is due for construction to star later this year.

Springfield Central's $44 million multi-storey car park is on-track with construction to begin later this year, as the state government announces that it is looking for contractors to build the major project.

Member for Jordan Charis Mullen said 44 jobs would be up for grabs at a time when supporting local employment had never been more important.

"The Springfield Central Park 'n' Ride is a very important and much-anticipated project for our region - which will deliver around 1100 car parks in the station precinct," Ms Mullen said.

Ms Mullen said with detailed design now finalised, securing contractors to build the project was the next critical step for the project.

"COVID-19 has had far-reaching impacts on our community, and it's important that we don't let our foot off the pedal when it comes to projects like this," she said.

"Not only will this type of upgrade provide the infrastructure families need when we resume life as usual, but they'll provide an important catalyst for jobs as we begin to recover from the economic challenges of coronavirus."

"Not only will this type of upgrade provide the infrastructure families need when we resume life as usual, but they'll provide an important catalyst for jobs as we begin to recover from the economic challenges of coronavirus."

Jordan MP Charis Mullen

Ms Mullen said by 2036, more than 150,000 people would call Springfield home.

"That's why we're introducing more public transport services and investing in major transport infrastructure projects," Ms Mullen said.

"With major projects like the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail and $371 million smart ticketing program well underway, this project is another important element to our public transport strategy for the region.

It follows the introduction of new local bus services earlier this year, including the Spring Mountain 533 service as well as the new 527 and 528 services.

Design details include work on pedestrian movements, access arrangements and ensuring the overall design complements the area.

For more information regarding the tender process, contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads on metropolitanregion@tmr.qld.gov.au or call 3066 4338

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