Current transit oriented developments
The Department of Transport and Main Roads undertook an open market process to identify a developer to purchase the land at Coorparoo Junction and deliver a TOD, along with public transport infrastructure on the site. Coorparoo Square was completed in early 2018 and comprises 366 units in three towers with cinemas and retail below.
The Buranda TOD is a private sector development adjacent to the Buranda Busway and rail station which will integrate the development with the existing public transport infrastructure. Stage 1 is complete with Stage 2 to follow. The development is a mix of residential, retail and entertainment spaces.
The Cleveland TOD is a mixed use development located at the Cleveland rail station. The proposed development will consist of residential and short term tourist accommodation, and a retail outlet servicing commuters and residents.
Ferny Grove Station Precinct TOD
As part of the Keperra to Ferny Grove rail upgrade project, a community consultation exercise was completed to identify a vision for the station precinct. In line with this vision, the Ferny Grove station precinct will be developed into a landmark suburban transit oriented development (TOD) that integrates the Ferny Grove train station with a range of uses including residential, retail and office space.
The department sought the involvement of the private sector in the planning, design and delivery of a mixed-use TOD outcome at the Ferny Grove train station. The private sector consultation presented an opportunity for organisations with experience in the development of medium to large scale, mixed-use developments and construction of transport infrastructure to:
- design and develop a mixed-use development on the site that supports the public transport facilities
- work with the department to jointly optimise the design of the commuter car parking
- construct/reinstate the necessary commuter car parks to ensure no net loss of park 'n' ride capacity.
The department has committed $9 million, with a further $11 million from the Australian Government, to provide over 400 additional commuter car spaces as part of the development.
The site is placed in the Brisbane City Council local authority and includes approximately 2.5 hectares directly adjacent to the Ferny Grove train station.
A competitive procurement process is now complete with a project agreement being executed with a proponent to deliver the project. The process included:
- invitation for Expressions of Interest (completed)
- invitation to Offer (completed)
- best and Final Offer (completed)
- negotiation of contract and project agreement executed (completed)
- obtaining Development Approval (completed).
The proponent is required to reinstate any transport infrastructure affected by the development as part of the project. This includes but is not limited to commuter car spaces, bus stops and bike lockers.
The TOD will be delivered in stages. From August 2021 commuters can expect early works in the form of site establishment followed by the start of major construction late August 2021.
- Stage 1 is construction of the multistorey commuter carpark
- Construction is expected to start in August 2021
- Commuters can expect changes to bus stops and the commuter car park during construction, including a reduction of available car parks at Ferny Grove train station (as below diagram)
- Stage 1 is expected to be completed by late 2022—weather and construction conditions permitting.
The entire mixed-use TOD is expected to be completed by late 2023—weather and construction conditions permitting.
More information on the project is available on the developer's website.
Albion Train Station Precinct Redevelopment Opportunity
The department owns a number of properties in Albion which were acquired for the Northern Transport Corridor in the 1970s. These properties are no longer required and TMR undertook an open market process to identify a developer to deliver station access improvements and transit oriented development on the sites. The tender process is now complete and a development agreement has been executed by TMR, Queensland Rail and the successful developer – Albion TOD Pty Ltd represented by Geon Property.
The developer will:
- design and construct a mixed-use transit oriented development integrated with Albion Train Station and the wider area
- work with the state to design improved Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) compliant access to Albion Train Station and construct at no cost to the state
- work with the state to optimise the design and location of commuter car parking (to ensure no net loss of park'n'ride) and undertake construction of the necessary works at no cost to the state
- integrate with a section of North Brisbane Bikeway through the precinct.
The developer is responsible for obtaining all necessary approvals for the project, including development approvals from Brisbane City Council. Their stage one development application was approved in January 2020 and a preliminary approval for a number of future stages was also approved by Brisbane City Council in October 2020.
Detailed design work for the transport infrastructure is now underway.
For more information on the project please visit the developer's website.
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