Improved disability access for Nambour

23 June, 2014
Author: Charles Hodgson

Passengers with mobility issues will find it easier to access public transport following the Queensland Government’s recent installation of new disabled parking bays at Nambour train station.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said better access for passengers with a disability delivered on the Government’s election promise to revitalise frontline services.
“We have listened to feedback from the community and have changed the four existing car parks on Mill Street into two disabled car parking bays,” Mr Emerson said.
“This will make rail travel and access to Nambour station much easier for drivers with a disability, separated by a shared zone with no time limit.
“It’s part of the Queensland Government’s strong plan to improve public transport, creating a brighter future for passengers.
“Improved disability access at Nambour station is just another example of how the Queensland Government is delivering on its promise to deliver better infrastructure and revitalise front line services.
“Labor’s only plan for public transport was to increase fares by 15 per cent a year, but we are improving affordability, reliability, frequency and now access where it is needed.”
Mr Emerson said the additional disability parking followed an announcement last year to boost parking at this station.
“Initial work on the car spaces is already underway and is scheduled to be finished later this year,” he said.
“The extra car spaces, additional disability parking, signage and line marking will be a massive boost for passengers and residents accessing this station.”
Two current long-term parking bays in the Price Street car park will be converted to short term parking as a result of changes to improve access to passengers with a disability.