Pacific Motorway, Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill Upgrade (Rochedale bus station and park 'n' ride)

As part of a rolling program of Pacific Motorway (M1) upgrades, detailed design for the Rochedale bus station and park 'n' ride is now complete.

A new bus station and park ‘n’ ride facility with capacity for approximately 485 vehicles will be constructed at the corner of School and Underwood Roads in Rochedale. 

The new bus station and park 'n' ride will connect with the South East Busway extension to provide local residents with greater access to public transport and improve travel time reliability. 

This project is being delivered as part of the Pacific Motorway, Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill Upgrade (Stage 2).

Benefits

  • Contributes to economy
  • Better active transport
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network reliability

Key features

  • A new bus station at the corner of School and Underwood Roads.
  • Kiss 'n' ride bays, pedestrian bridge and entry plaza
  • Park ‘n’ ride facilities with capacity for around 485 vehicles, including 9 accessible parking spaces.
  • Signalised intersection to connect with the future extension of Gardner Road
  • Pedestrian and bicycle connectivity to the bus station.
  • Undercover storage for 30 bicycles.
  • Solar panels for sustainable energy production and 24/7 CCTV camera surveillance for security.

Funding

The project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments. $750 million – Stage 2: Pacific Motorway, Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill Upgrade. Investment ID 852345

Total investment
$750 million
Australian Government
$510 million
Queensland Government
$240 million

Current status

Following early investigations and preliminary design, detailed design for the Rochedale bus station and park 'n' ride was completed in December 2021. 

A series of community drop-in sessions will be held to share the detailed design to the public. Come along to any of the drop-in sessions to learn more about the project.

Date and times Locations
Thursday 23 June 2022
10am–12 noon
Logan North Library
Corner of Sports Drive and Springwood Road
UNDERWOOD
 
Saturday 25 June 2022
10am–1pm
Rochedale Shopping Village
549 Underwood Road 
ROCHEDALE

Thursday 30 June 2022
3–6pm

Saturday 2 July 2022
10am–1pm

Arndale Shopping Centre
17–27 Cinderella Drive
SPRINGWOOD

Detailed design - artist impression

Aerial view of the artist impression of the park n ride.

  1. Bus station
    • Undercover storage for 30 bicycles
    • Solar panels for sustainable energy production
  2. Bus platforms
    • Accessed via pedestrian overpass, lifts and stairs
  3. Parking
    • Parking for around 485 vehicles, including 9 accessible parking spaces
  4. Kiss 'n' ride (drop-off and pick-up) bays
  5. Lighting and CCTV throughout car park and bus station
  6. Accessible shared use path for pedestrians and bicycle riders
  7. Bicycle lanes
  8. New signalised intersection to connect with the future extension of Gardner Road

Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade flythrough

Video Transcript

The Queensland and Australian Governments are continuing to upgrade the Pacific Motorway to bring you safer and more reliable motorway travel.

This $750 million project will upgrade an 8km section of the M1 between the Gateway Motorway and Watland Street, including improvements to public transport and cycling routes.

By building a better M1 you will spend less time on the roads and more time at home.

The Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade started construction at the completion of the M1/M3 Gateway Merge in mid-2020.

The upgrade will include improvements to public transport and cycling routes with busway extensions through to Springwood.

A new bus station and park 'n' ride facility at Rochedale will provide better transport connections. The South East Busway will be extended from Eight Mile Plains to Springwood, providing more transport options for commuters.

The motorway will be widened to a maximum of 5 northbound lanes between Watland Street and the Gateway Motorway, increasing capacity of the motorway, improving traffic flow and minimising congestion.

We'll also be improving pedestrian facilities along the way with better access to safer walking routes.

The project will upgrade and widen the Rochedale Road exit, allowing for safer access from the M1. By widening Rochedale Road to 3 lanes the project will create greater capacity, better connectivity, and less congestion on local roads.

A new on-ramp at Lexington Road will create easier and safer entry to the M1 and help to reduce merging congestion.

Upgrading connections such as the intersection of Logan and Compton Roads allows for smoother travel onto the M1 and utilising existing infrastructure such as Fitzgerald Avenue to ensure greater public transport connections and reliable travel times.

By upgrading the multi-modal facilities along the M1 corridor, you will have more options than ever for finding your way home sooner.

We are giving you safer options for accessing the M1 and creating increased capacity for less congestion.

We are building you a better M1 jointly funded by the Queensland and Australian Governments.

Sustainability

We are committed to delivering on our sustainability policies and targets and to continually improving on our design and construction methods to achieve net positive impacts.

Throughout design and construction for this upgrade, and in line with the project’s Infrastructure Sustainability Strategy, we will:

  • ensure people’s health and wellbeing are put first
  • explore available clean energy options for both design and construction
  • reduce the project’s reliance on potable water by exploring alternatives
  • promote workforce development opportunities
  • reduce waste to landfill by reducing, reusing, recycling or refusing
  • pursue and reward innovation in design and construction
  • consider environmental, social, economic and governance outcomes in significant decisions
  • engage with suppliers and subcontractors to procure materials and use the materials responsibly
  • work with the local community to leave a positive legacy
  • include strategies for adaptation to climate change into the project’s design
  • advance diversity and inclusiveness
  • respect and value the natural environment and enhance biodiversity.

For more information on our sustainability measures for the project contact the project team.