Ferny Grove Park n Ride Opens
The Ferny Grove Central development has hit a major milestone with the opening of a new congestion-busting free commuter Park ‘n’ Ride car park at the Ferny Grove railway station.The project will transform Brisbane’s north-west with the new transit oriented development combining the new Park ‘n’ Ride, as well as future apartment living, a major retail centre (with a total of 1,400 car parks for commuters) and an entertainment precinct.
Maxcap Group and Honeycombes Property Group are developing the entire Ferny Grove Central project.
It’s the first suburban train station to be included in a mixed-use development since the Toowong development almost 40 years ago.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey was joined by local State Member for Ferny Grove Mark Furner and Peter Honeycombe, managing director of Honeycombes Property Group at the official opening of the Ferny Grove Park ‘n’ Ride on Friday 10th November. The project is jointly funded with a total investment of $22 million, comprising $12 million from the Australian Government and $10 million from the Queensland Government.
More than 800 full time jobs are being created by the development, including about 285 jobs directly tied to the construction project.
Peter Honeycombe said he was very pleased that the new parking facility was open.
“We know that this facility has been eagerly awaited by residents of north-west Brisbane especially around Ferny Grove and we’re delighted to open the Park ‘n’ Ride today and to deliver it as an asset to Transport and Main Roads.
“As everyone knows, the past few years have been some of the most challenging conditions for the entire construction industry but I want to pay tribute to our project partners Broad Construction, a subsidiary of CPB Contractors (part of the ASX-listed CIMIC Group) and Transport and Main Roads. Stage 1 has only been possible because of their great work and commitment, the collaboration with the Queensland Government and the support of the Federal Government.
“The local community of Ferny Grove has been very patient and supportive while the car park has been under construction and we thank them for that support. The Park ‘n’ Ride is a signature asset for the people of Queensland in a fast growing region and we know it will make a big difference to people of Ferny Grove in their transport and travel.
With Stage 1 now complete, work will start in the coming weeks on Stage 2 of the project with The Fernery apartments and the new 12,000 sq m retail centre, which are all expected to be open in Q2 2025.”
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Construction Is Underway
A transformational project that will enhance and reshape the Ferny Grove community in Brisbane’s north-west is off and running as construction is underway. 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.
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.
When will construction of Ferny Grove Central be complete?Construction of Ferny Grove Central is anticipated to be completed by mid 2025.
Where will I park during construction? Will any access be restricted?Approximately 570 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 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.
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.
Do I have an opportunity to provide my input into the design and planning of Ferny Grove Central?Honeycombes Property Group welcomes any suggestions or feedback you may have. It is important that the community assist in contributing to the various parameters of this exciting development. As plans advance, Honeycombes will undertake public consultation at local Ferny Grove venues.