What’s with the fencing at Landsborough?

HAVE you noticed the fencing and government hoarding on the northern side of Caloundra Street, just before the railway crossing at Landsborough?
The fencing surrounds the houses and land along Caloundra Street, Dyer Street, up to Gantry Road and along the top boundary of the light industrial site and back to the railway line.

The land and houses were identified as being required for the Beerburrum to Nambour railway upgrade project and have been acquired by the state government.
An enquiry to the Department of Transport and Main Roads confirms that work is to start soon on a new park ‘n’ ride facility planned as part of the upgrades.

“The Landsborough Station park ‘n’ ride will be expanded as part of the Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade (B2N),” a departmental spokesperson said.
“Properties between Dyer Street and the train line have been bought to allow for this upgrade. Fencing has been installed to secure these properties in preparation for demolition and clearing.
“This will be completed as part of the stage one early works, which are expected to start later this year, subject to environmental approvals.”

The new facility will provide about 300 additional parking spaces on the eastern side of the train station, eliminating the need for commuters to travel over the level crossing to find a parking space.
Plans also show that a new bus interchange will be built on this eastern side of Landsborough Station.
“Park ‘n’ ride expansions at Landsborough, Nambour, Beerburrum and Palmwoods are planned as part of the B2N project,” the spokesperson said.

“The upgrades will help meet current and future demand for commuters. They will also encourage people to use public transport to help manage congestion on the road network.”
For more information on the proposed upgrades, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au and search ‘Beerburrum to Nambour rail upgrade’.