A new multi-storey car park at the Prince Charles Hospital will see parking costs reduced for patients and visitors.
The recently announced Queensland Budget included funding for the car park, expected to open in 2024.
Aspley MP Bart Mellish said the car park was an $81.9 million investment, which would deliver a new nine-level car park and 1503 spaces.
“Additionally, the project will also include a new end-of-trip facility to accommodate 90 bikes and 120 lockers to ensure that active transport options are made available,” Mr Mellish said.
Mr Mellish said the Queensland Government was committed to making hospital parking as affordable and accessible to the community as possible.
“The new rates will see parking costs decrease from $22 for stays over two hours, to $13 for stays over six hours. This is a significant reduction for patients and hospital visitors,” he said.
A design team is currently being procured, with the design process to commence in August.
Mr Mellish said the car park was an issue many locals were passionate about.
“Visiting the hospital for treatment or to see a sick or injured loved one is stressful enough, let alone having to worry about paying large amounts for parking, or trying to find a car park in the busy area,” he said.