Hope Island station consultation summary
Cross River Rail is transforming the way we travel across all of South East Queensland. The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority is continuing with planning of three new rail stations on the Gold Coast Line to help connect South East Queensland’s growing population. Stations are being planned for Pimpama, Hope Island and Merrimac.
In August 2021, we sought community feedback on the detailed design and proposed name change of Hope Island station. Consultation was undertaken from Monday 23 August until Saturday 18 September 2021.
Overall, feedback from the community and stakeholders indicated support for the design and for the station to be renamed Hope Island.
During the consultation period over 1,400 people provided feedback through online surveys, community drop-in sessions, stakeholder meetings, emails and phone calls to the project team.
Summary of feedback
Key themes raised during the consultation period included:
- Support for changing the station name from Helensvale North to Hope Island station.
- Increase car parking capacity for all methods of travel (cars, motorcycles, bikes, accessible and senior parking), including consideration for future expansion options.
- Maintain overflow parking for existing users of the area.
- Preserve Mangrove Jack Park as a community space, including the off-leash dog area.
- Improve active transport connections to the station and surrounding community.
- Changes to the signalised intersection on Hope Island Road, including a right hand turn and a slip road out of the station.
- Additional weather protection coverage over the Kiss ‘n’ Ride, and from the bus drop-off area to station entrance.
- Consider mitigation measures for environmental, construction and operational impacts (flooding, vegetation removal, dust, noise).
- Feedback noting the importance of safety and security elements included in the current design and request for additional CCTV within Mangrove Jack Park.
- Integration with existing public transport services, including bus connections.
- Additional bike infrastructure including casual bicycle storage.
All feedback received during the consultation period will be considered as the design is finalised in preparation for construction. The final design will be released prior to major construction on the station commencing.
Major construction on the new station is scheduled to commence in 2022. Residents and businesses will be
notified prior to construction commencing.
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