Northgate station park 'n' ride business case

The park 'n' ride at Northgate station is being expanded.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is planning for the expansion of the Northgate station park 'n' ride. 

As a key location for customers accessing the public transport network, Northgate station experiences high demand for commuter parking, resulting in significant overflow into surrounding streets. Currently, there are 4 existing park ‘n’ ride facilities at Northgate station, with around 380 parking spaces.

Preferred design

TMR's current preferred design option is to expand park 'n' ride facilities at Northgate station. The preferred option includes replacing an existing carpark with a multi-storey parking facility on Ridge and Holland Streets. 

This upgrade option provides:

  • around 350 additional car spaces
  • new bike storage facilities
  • improved passenger amenities
  • enhanced lighting and Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV)
  • additional Persons with Disability (PWD) parking spaces.

The project is currently in the business case phase, with community consultation underway.

There is currently no funding for design and construction, with funding determined on a statewide priority basis.

Project background

As a key location for customers accessing the public transport network, Northgate station experiences high demand for commuter parking, resulting in significant overflow into surrounding streets. Currently, there are 4 existing park ‘n’ ride facilities at Northgate station with more than 380 dedicated car parks. 

TMR has investigated a range of options to expand parking for customers accessing the station. Of the 4 sites reviewed, the Ridge Street and Holland Street (site D) is currently the preferred site for a multi-storey carpark, due to its:

  • large, rectangular shape, providing efficiency and reduced construction costs
  • separated entry and exit points, minimising localised congestion and traffic delays
  • close proximity and good access to the train station, local bus stops and major roads 
  • existing adjoining land use (mostly light commercial), which would have less impact to the community.
The 3 park 'n' ride sites on the western side of Northgate station (sites A, B and C) are less preferable, as they are located in a low-medium density residential area, meaning that development would have a greater impact on the local community. Two of these sites (sites B and C) are considerably smaller and irregular in shape, leading to higher construction costs. While site A offers a large shape, in contrast to site D, its shape is irregular which would result in a complex and less efficient design and higher construction costs.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Increases car parks
  • Contributes to economy

Key features

  • Around 350 additional car spaces.
  • New bike storage facilities.
  • Enhanced lighting and Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV). 
  • Additional Persons with Disability (PWD) parking spaces. 

Funding

The Queensland Government has been allocated $480,000 under the Transport System Planning Program to undertake business case planning for Northgate station park 'n' ride upgrade.

Further funding is required to progress the project to delivery (design and construction).

Total investment
$480,000
Queensland Government
$480,000

Current status

Project timeline with Planning starting in 2021.

Northgate station park ‘n’ ride site for potential expansion

Map of potential sites