Transport hub opens
IT WAS a sunny start for the $10 million Noosa Junction Station after heavy rain clouds lifted on the gala opening day on Sunday.
And after the official opening, the new public transport hub began operating yesterday under blue skies.
Annastacia Palaszczuk welcomed the addition of this state-of-the-art facility
With TransLink officers on hand and Sun shine Coast councillor Debbie Blumel cutting the ribbon, Sunday was a chance for locals to familiarise themselves with the new facility and also the bus services operating from the station.
“In line with the opening, there will be additional changes made to some of these routes and passengers are urged to visit the TransLink website or call the call centre for more detail.”
Councillor Russell Green said coaches and tourism operators will also benefit from the new station, providing a convenient and central location for public transport and tourism in the region.
“This station will help revitalise Noosa Junction and cater for future public transport growth,” Cr Green said.
Ms Palaszczuk said the State Government, through TransLink, has provided $5 million for the project, along with $3 million from the Federal Government’s $1 billion Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council with $2 million,” she said.
Federal Infrastructure and Local Government Minister Anthony Albanese said the $3 million in federal funding was part of the Labor Government efforts to create local jobs while building the infrastructure the region needs for the long term.
“This new transit hub will provide residents, visitors and tourists with a more seamless transfer to local transport networks,” Mr Albanese said.
“It will improve safety and accessibility for passengers and cater for future public transport requirements in the growing region.”