Works are beginning to notch up on the $6 million heritage restoration of Shorncliffe station.
“Following the planning and design phases and significant community consultation, it is very exciting to see the works gaining traction on the restoration,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“A temporary ticket office and alternate platform entrance have already been constructed, which will service customers while the existing station building is closed for renewal works.
“From next week, construction will begin on the new traincrew facility located west of the station building, which will incorporate solar panels on the roof and tall plants to screen the building.
“Throughout the consultation process, it was clear to me that a lighter colour was preferred for the facility rather than the dark grey initially chosen.
Which is why I am pleased to advise that after having listened to this feedback, a lighter shade of grey has now been selected.
“I want to thank everyone who took the time to share their thoughts during community consultation, and assure them that we listened, and we will continue to listen.”
Mr Hinchliffe said throughout the project, the heritage listed station building would be returned to its original appearance and the heritage listed parcel room and World War II air raid shelter would be restored.
“These works will enhance the historic character of the station and are designed to preserve its place in the local history of Shorncliffe for future generations,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“Works to the station building are planned to include repairing extensive water and termite damage, replacing the existing roof and renewing the interior of the building.
“To further improve the safety and security of Queensland Rail customers, the $6 million project will also renew the lighting and CCTV at the station and new fencing will be installed.”
In order to safely undertake construction and generate sufficient space for the traincrew facility, eight car spaces will be removed and a further 14 will be temporarily unavailable until completion.
“I would like to thank customers for their understanding and patience while works are underway,” Mr Hinchliffe said.