Qld bus hub designed

Design for Redland Bay Marina bus station complete, with construction to start next year

A construction start date of early 2016 is now set for Brisbane’s new Redland Bay Marina bus station, the Queensland Government announced this week.

The final design is also complete, taking in feedback from the community, Redland City Council and other stakeholders.

Because the station is right on the water front, it is exposed to the elements so a key aim is to improve the waiting environment for those who transfer between ferry and bus services.

After much debate, the station will be upgraded at its current location, with a capacity for three buses at a time plus additional bus-waiting bays.

It’s unlikely that there will be changes to bus and ferry timetables during construction, but current bus stop areas at the site will be temporarily shifted to make way for construction.

Features of the new design  include a landscaped public plaza, new public toilets, go card top-up facilities, bicycle storage, improved lighting and security cameras, bus layover bays and driver facilities and two retail shop spaces to be leased out.

The project has been in the pipeline since July 2012, when public submissions on an initial draft design were sought.

A number of ideas raised in 2012 have been incorporated into the latest design including more windows to allow passengers to keep an eye on services arriving and departing and improved bus and vehicle access to the car park.

Onsite information sessions are scheduled next week and the design will be on display at the station throughout this year.

Redland Bay Marina bus station should be complete and operational by the end of next year.

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