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Offline richard

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Ferny Grove
« on: October 03, 2006, 09:36:32 PM »
One of the issues that we identified earlier is the lack of sufficient car parking at many stations.  THere are a number of options -

build multi-story car parks
build new stations where there is land (perhaps the Telegraph Rd level crossing, although we may be too late
improve the bus service from burbs to rail
build new lines to serve large car parks.

The latter may not be too logical, but (and I don't the details) if a decent tract of land could be found a couple of ks out of Ferny Grove, build a large car park track and station and perhaps offer a special fare deal from the station, it may take pressure of Ferny Grove, perhaps Keperra and maybe even Strrathpine and Bald Hills.  

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Re: Ferny Grove
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 02:29:15 AM »
Couriermail Quest --> Chaos looms after Brisbane City Council rejects plan for alternative parking during construction

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There could be 300 fewer parking spaces at Ferny Grove railway station during construction of a retail/ residential development there.

Brisbane City Council has refused to even accept an application by the developer Honeycombes to use the undeveloped part the 13,020sqm Movilla Street Park as a temporary car park for 300 vehicles.

State Labor MP for Ferny Grove Mark Furner blasted the decision as “just pure politics”.

“What we have seen here is a blatant disregard for the needs of the local community by the Brisbane City Council and in particular Councillor (Steve) Toomey,” Mr Furner said.

“The BCC have been banging on about needing more commuter parking for years, then when I deliver it, they block it at every opportunity.”

Cr Toomey (The Gap) did not respond to an invitation to comment.

Mr Furner said: “This is nothing more than revenue raising by a greedy council with an out of touch local councillor.”

Mr Furner said concerns about the future of the park were unfounded.

“Both the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Honeycombes are happy to sign an agreement with council regarding the use of the park,” he said.

“This will ensure that it is restored to its original state once the transit oriented development (TOD) was completed.

“This application had the full support of the Palaszczuk Government and the Department of Transport and Main Roads, but last week council refused.”

In refusing to even accept the application, BCC asset management manager Joe Bannan said the proposal was inconsistent with the purpose of the open space zone.

Mr Bannan’s letter said Movilla St Park would not be available to residents during construction, nor would it provide facilities “consistent with Council’s desired standards of ­service”.

Mr Bannan also said the proposed use had the potential to “negatively impact the amenity of the surrounding residential area”.

“The information and plans of the proposal presented to date have not demonstrated that the proposed transit oriented ­development at the Ferny Grove train station will provide an overwhelming community benefit that would justify sufficient grounds to overcome the conflict.”

Mr Furner said while this decision would not hold up the project, commuters would be inconvenienced by the council’s decision.

“The Ferny Grove TOD will be built,” he said.

But, Mr Furner said, residents would now have to pay the council for a residential parking permit.

There are currently 902 parking spaces for commuters at the station. A development application has yet to be lodged with the council for the project.
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Re: Ferny Grove
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2018, 08:37:02 PM »
Now's the time to create a couple of high frequency feeder bus routes to and from Ferny Grove station to compensate for the reduction in parking. BCC and Translink would have a breakdown of which Park n Riders come from where.

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Re: Ferny Grove
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 01:08:30 PM »
There’s a heap coming over the range from Samford. Maybe it’s time for the 399 to run more than 2 services per direction per day?

People from Bunya, Arana Hills, Everton Hills often go to Grovely/Oxford Park/Mitchelton (hypotenuse effect).

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Re: Ferny Grove
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2018, 04:44:06 PM »
Couriermail Quest --> Big boost for commuter parking in Ferny Grove railway station redevelopment plans



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Plans for the redevelopment on the Fenry Grove railway station carpark include about 760 more parking spaces for commuters as well as shops and a cinema complex.

Honeycombes Property Group (HPG) lodged an application for its $99.6 million Ferny Grove Central project with Brisbane City Council this week.

It also features a supermarket, 13,434 sqm of retail and commercial space, and 64 residential units.

HPG’s application said potential tenants included Woolworths, Dan Murphy’s and Majestic Cinemas.

If approved, the complex would have three buildings, ranging from 3-6 storeys, although HPG said these would appear to be 3-5 storeys when seen from the street.

The number of commuter parking spaces would be increased from 973 to 1732 – an increase of 759.

This would include building a three-level parking station on the most western part of the site which HPG said would be set back 3m from the northern and southern boundaries.

According to the application the townhouses to the north are orientated towards and internal driveway and present mostly blank facades to the proposed car park.

It said the houses to the south were set back from the boundary, providing 15-18m separation.

There would be another 469 spaces for the proposed retail and residential components.

The application also contains plans for an access through the site to Samford Rd from Conavalla St, which HPG said would reduce congestion at the Arbor St level crossing.
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Re: Ferny Grove
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2018, 12:11:03 PM »
https://twitter.com/RuthMcCosker/status/1033897835576549376
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Re: Ferny Grove
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2018, 12:11:35 PM »
Large Scale TOD Proposed for Ferny Grove Station

https://brisbanedevelopment.com/large-scale-tod-proposed-for-ferny-grove-station/







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Re: Ferny Grove
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2018, 02:42:26 PM »
As long as it’s all above the floodplain, lol.

Kedron Brook goes over the Samford Rd bridge once every few years.

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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2018, 02:17:59 AM »
Couriermail --> Ferny Grove’s new plaza is all about the journey

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IT’S the beginning of a new era for the end of Brisbane’s Ferny Grove train line.

The end-of-route train station, just 10km northwest of the CBD, is set to be transformed into a major transport, retail and residential hub featuring a subtropical architectural design.

On completion, the Ferny Grove transit-oriented development will comprise retail space spanning 7425sq m, a cinema complex and 64 apartments over four levels, as well as parking for more than 2200 vehicles.

The $10 million project is an initiative of Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads, and is to be developed by Honeycombes Property Group which formally lodged a development application with Brisbane City council last week.

Ferny Grove Central already has formal expressions of interest in place for almost 90 per cent of its retail and commercial premises, subject to the DA approval.

HPG managing director Peter Honeycombe said the high level of early interest being shown in the site from major supermarkets, national retail chains and allied health providers confirmed the project’s outstanding potential.

Ferny Grove Central’s retail component will be anchored by a 3400sq m supermarket.

Majestic Cinemas will take up an additional 2117sqm to open an eight-screen complex while a national fitness centre has provided a formal expression of interest to occupy 1995sq m and terms have been agreed in principle with a child care centre to operate a 123-place facility from a 1820sq m space.

The residential component comprises a four-level apartment building of one, two and three-bedroom units.

The TOD has been designed by Brisbane-based architects bureau^proberts with a light-filled entryway as well as open and screened facades to capture cool breezes and filter the summer sun.

In a nod to Ferny Grove’s heritage and the claypit and tile factory that operated just south of the train station, the design of its external panels borrow from the original roof tiles once made nearby.

“Through our design, we’re determined to deliver greater connectivity between this major transport hub and the wider community it serves, and offer vendors and shoppers an alternative to traditional retail environments,” said bureau^proberts managing and creative director Liam Proberts.

An economic assessment of the mixed-use project estimated it would inject $287 million into the area during construction and a further $199 million a year on an ongoing basis.

Construction of Ferny Grove Central is expected to commence in early 2019, subject to securing development approval from the Brisbane City Council.
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Re: Ferny Grove
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2019, 11:49:59 PM »
So Peter Dutton has several large billboards booked out on Samford Rd, and at the moment they're crowing about how he's secured funding for 350 new car parks at Ferny Grove.

... this is hilarious, because only a few months ago they were about his campaign for more parking at FG... and I'm pretty sure those ads went up AFTER the FG TOD proposal was released.

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Re: Ferny Grove
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2019, 08:58:36 AM »
^ Politicians never let facts get in the way of any story they want to tell.

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Re: Ferny Grove
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2019, 09:34:23 AM »
^ Politicians never let facts get in the way of any story they want to tell.


How do you know if a politician is lying? Their lips are moving.............

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Re: Ferny Grove
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2019, 04:29:07 PM »
Called up the electorate office today. Apparently this funding is $11M for 350 "commuter-only" (paraphrase) carparks additional to whatever else is built as part of the TOD.

 

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