Redcliffe Rail Line: Carparks Aplenty With Permit Trial Parked
Published 27 October 2021
Anyone who parks near the Redcliffe Peninsula Line stations will no longer be required to apply for on-street parking permits, with Moreton Bay Regional Council’s commitment to deliver more park ‘n’ rides reaping benefits for both commuters and locals.
As commuters make the most of the train line’s 2,850 car parks, council has announced it will conclude the trial of an on-street permit system.
Mayor Peter Flannery said plenty of capacity close to stations meant that residents were not impacted by commuters using nearby streets to park and catch a train.
“Right off the bat, the community told us they wanted more car parking when the train line was built - and we delivered,” Mayor Flannery said.
“That additional parking has benefitted both commuters who use the trains, as well as residents who live near the train line because it means commuters aren’t parking in residents’ streets.”
The permit trial was introduced prior to the opening of the line in response to community concerns, but the geographical area of the permit system was reduced in 2018 following further community feedback showing it wasn’t required in streets further out.
There has since been minimal daily use of the permits across the trial area.
Division 6 Councillor Karl Winchester said it’s good news for residents who want to have visitors over and tradies who are carrying out work, as it means they won’t have to jump through a number of hoops in order for them to be able to lawfully park on the street.
To coincide with the conclusion of the trial, parking signage will be replaced to allow for general parking for up to five hours.
New arrangements will be in place from 31 October, 2021.
“Council staff on-the-ground have seen both currently and pre-COVID, that there are more than enough car parks for people to use, in addition to other modes of transport like connecting buses, walking and riding to a station,” Cr Winchester said.
“In fact, I encourage people if they’re looking to travel within the region or outside to use the park ‘n’ rides and use the Redcliffe Peninsula Line.”