A transformational project that will enhance and reshape the Ferny Grove community in Brisbane’s north-west is off and running as construction has officially commenced.
The much-anticipated Ferny Grove Central, which has been in the planning phase by Honeycombes and MaxCap Group in collaboration with the Queensland Government and is supported by the Federal Government, is a mixed-use development adjoining the Ferny Grove Railway Station.
Peter Honeycombe, managing director of Honeycombes Property Group was joined by Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey and local MPs, State Member for Ferny Grove Mark Furner, Federal Member for Dickson, the Hon Peter Dutton MP and Federal Member for Ryan, the Hon Julian Simmonds at the official launch at the Ferny Grove project site on the 27th July, 2021.
The project will comprise a 12,000sqm retail centre with a new multi-level parking facility for retail customers and commuters, with 1,400 car parks for commuters (about 900 undercover), an increase of an estimated 450 parks. The station caters for more than 5,000 passengers per day from the end-of-the-line transport hub.
Ferny Grove Central will also become a desirable residential hub through construction of The Fernery, comprising 82 luxury apartments (featuring 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments) and a recreational deck for residents.
More than 800 full time jobs will be supported by the development, including about 285 directly tied to the construction project.
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WHAT IS COMING TO FERNY GROVE?
Upon completion, Ferny Grove Central will incorporate:
An increase in commuter car parks by approx. 450.
80% of commuter carparks will be undercover.
Lifts and escalators servicing the new parking facilities.
Surveillance to all commuter carparks.
Provision for disabled commuter carparks and safe bike storage.
Approx. 320 separate retail carparks.
Separate residential carparks.
Increased laydown area for buses.
NEW LOCAL AMENITY
Ferny Grove Central is set to transform the current bitumen car park at the "end of the line" into a suburban destination. The improved amenity for commuters and the wider Ferny Grove community will include:
New transport facilities, the majority undercover.
Retail offering to focus on flexibility, service providers and entertainment.
Landscaped pedestrian plazas and air conditioned retail plaza.
Improved vehicle and pedestrian connections.
Safe meeting place for members of the community.
The vision is to create a local
Ferny Grove Central will provide the following:
Full line Woolworths
Cinebar Ferny Grove
Goodstart Early Learning childcare
Goodlife Health Club
Combined medical practitioner service providers
Food & beverage operators
With more operators to be announced soon.
A vibrant collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, The Fernery has been thoughtfully designed for modern-day living. Flooded with natural light, residences feature flexible, open plan living to create spaces of sophistication and comfort.
Communal amenities are second to none with a recreational rooftop deck and pool, secure parking and abundant outdoor dining. Vertical gardens, landscaped corridors and serene open spaces work to transform The Fernery into a green oasis.
During construction, will there be any disruption or changes to the Ferny Grove train timetable?
The development and construction of Ferny Grove Central will not cause any disruption to the train timetable. Access to the station for pedestrians may be altered from time to time to ensure safe passage to the station is available.
Will there be any changes to the bike cages that are currently on site?
Some of the blue storage boxes will remain, however an area with undercover cages will also be provided.
What will happen to the kiss 'n' ride, commuter facilities and disabled carparks?
The kiss 'n' ride has been conveniently located adjacent to the station and the bus stop, all other facilities will be reinstated within the new development, many in improved locations with better connections to the station and buses.
Is motorbike parking still available?
Yes, the 10 motorbike spaces have been relocated undercover
Will the new development cause more traffic issues for the surrounding roads?
The new connection to Samford Road, the relocation of traffic lights and new access points for the commuters will ensure that traffic is managed efficiently. There have been many traffic reports undertaken to ensure that the development does not cause increased impacts on the surrounding road network. The new connection to Samford Road will assist with the movement of all traffic through and round the site.
Will there be a separate carpark for the supermarket and do you have to pay?
Yes, there will be a secure basement carpark, containing about 320 cars which is free for the first 3 hours. If you intend staying at the centre longer there will be a cost. If you are visiting the cinema and your movie extends over the 3 hour limit, your ticket will be validated for this additional time.
Will the shops be open for extended trading hours therefore creating noise for surrounding residence?
The council has restricted the trading hours for the outdoor dining to ensure that residents surrounding the development are not disturbed.
Will there be bike parking and end of trip facilities provided for retail customers?
Yes, secure bike parking, showers and lockers are available for the staff and visitors to the centre.
When is construction of Ferny Grove Central starting and when will it be complete?
Construction of Ferny Grove Central is subject to Brisbane City Council and Department of Transport and Main Roads approvals. Construction is expected to begin in July 2021 and the build is anticipated to take approximately 28 months.
Where will I park during construction? Will any access be restricted?
The majority of car parks will still be available at the station. The Developer will work with the local authority and State to seek temporary car parking for commuters during construction.
Will there be notice that changes to the parking are happening?
Yes. Signage advertising the timing for the removal of the carparks will provide advanced notice of the impending closure of the affected areas.
What are the construction hours for the builder?
The builder has been approved to carry out construction work from 6.30am - 6.30pm, Monday - Saturday.
Will the new retail and residential apartments at Ferny Grove Central have their own car parks?
Yes, both the residential and retail portions of Ferny Grove Central will have their own dedicated car parking bays - these will be separate to commuter parking.
Where can I find more information about The Fernery apartments?
More information about The Fernery can be found at https://theferneryresidences.com.au/
What is Ferny Grove Central going to include that will benefit me as a local?
Honeycombes Property Group's vision for Ferny Grove Central is centered on reviving the heart of Ferny Grove to provide a sense of community and purpose. This will be achieved by creating a diverse range of residential accommodation set amidst retail, commercial and public facilities that can be enjoyed by residents, commuters and people in both Ferny Grove and surrounding communities.
Will the Ferny Grove Markets be closed during construction?
During construction, a safe section of the carpark will be made available for the Ferny Grove Markets. This may change to different locations through the site as construction progresses. The public will be notified accordingly when these changes will occur.