The $8.15 million upgrade of the Redland Bay Marina bus station has officially been opened thanks to a recent ribbon cutting ceremony.
Assistant Minister for Transport Glenn Butcher performed the task, stating the improved station provided state-of-the art facilities which ‘reflect its status as a key hub for public transport in the region’.
“The $8.15 million upgrade has delivered an impressive new facility that will be a huge asset for the Redlands community for many years to come,” Mr Butcher said.
“The Palaszczuk Government is passionate about public transport and that means delivering great local infrastructure like we see here in Redland Bay.
“The bigger, better station improves the public transport experience for customers by providing modern, secure, accessible and comfortable facilities.
“It will also be the gateway to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands providing a seamless link between the bus and ferry as well as an improved waiting area at the new station.
“I’m also very happy to confirm that there will be a café in one of the retail spaces, so customers can top up their Go Card at the new machine and grab a flat white while they wait for the bus or the ferry.
“I would like to thank customers and the local community for bearing with us while we improved their station.”
The upgraded station in the Redland Bay Marina carpark off Banana Street, features:
• a landscaped public plaza and terrace area
• a dedicated sheltered passenger kiss ‘n’ ride area with weather-proof waiting areas
• improved lighting and security cameras with 24-hour video recording
• seven new public toilets (three male, three female and one wheelchair accessible)
• go card purchase and top-up facilities
• bicycle storage racks
• two separate spaces available for retail activity
• two bus layover bays
• driver facilities on Banana Street for bus drivers to take scheduled breaks.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads consulted with the local community to ensure the upgraded station would meet the needs of local commuters and residents.
The station currently serves four urban bus routes as well as 10 school routes and the increased bus capacity at the station caters for current and future demand.
The Friendly Bay Islander believes that Translink will soon announce two new businesses to be established at the complex.
One, adjacent to the jetty ramp, will provide island information and possible GoCard upgrade facilities.
The other, at the southern end, will contain a coffee shop/cafe, with seating overlooking Weinam Creek.
For more details on public transport and services available from Redland Bay Marina bus station, visit www.translink.com.au
, download the MyTransLink app, or phone 13 12 30, anytime.
• Assistant Minister for Transport Glenn Butcher performs the ribbon cutting at Redland Bay Translink Marina Bus Station.