Since the Dakabin Station Action Group was formed in 2012 we have had some success with securing over $2 million in funding for minor upgrades on and around the station. These were small but vital steps towards making Dakabin Station safer and accessible for all. It is with great pleasure we can inform you that in June 2017 the State Government announced a $30 million upgrade of Dakabin Station. We knew that one day a major upgrade WILL be on the list and it finally has happened. Below is still a list of achievements but to be kept up to date with the upgrade specifically please visit http://dakabinstationactiongroup.com/upgrade-progress.
28th June – This is the news commuters of Dakabin Station and this community have been waiting decades for. Dakabin Station has finally been allocated $30 million for a long overdue upgrade. A safe and accessible station is what we have fought hard for and it is now set to become a reality.
We thank Shane King MP- Labor for Kurwongbah & Acting Transport Minister Steven Miles MP for supporting our efforts to get Dakabin Station the upgrade it rightly deserves and they have delivered for our community. Thank you to all the supporters of the Dakabin Station Action Group over the years. None of this would be possible without your support, tireless efforts and faith in me. It has been a long six years advocating for Dakabin Station and I’m excited that the finish line is finally within our sights.
Rest assured the Dakabin Station Action Group will not go anywhere until the job is completed. We will keep the government accountable to this commitment and will ensure the community is updated throughout the entire process. Congratulations everyone! This is a huge win for all of us.
23 June – Raised pedestrian crossings are finally complete. Line markings, signage and lighting has been installed.
31st May – met with Dr Steven Miles the ALP candidate for the Murrumba electorate. We discussed the issues and possible solutions needed at the station and
31 May The footpath lights were finally installed today and they look great. Thanks Councillor Denise Sims for following this up and ensuring this job got completed before winter!
23 March – Met with One Nation candidate for Murrumba, Scott Dare. We discussed the station and the action group’s history at length and I believe we will have their support for an upgrade. I’ve also previously met with Jason Kennedy – The Greens Murrumba to discuss the station. It is encouraging to see candidates keen to get on board but what we truly need is commitment AND funding! Let’s make this election work for us and see Dakabin Station finally get the attention and funding it deserves.
11 March – Met with LNP candidate for Murrumba, Reg Gulley down at the station today and we discussed the station at length.
31 January – Community Consultation on the Dakabin Station Analysis Report ends.
*November – Council announces they will build 2 raised pedestrian crossings on Thompson Road
*October – Council announces funding to connect footpaths and lighting that run parallel to Dakabin State High School (allowing for pedestrian traffic from Marsden Road safe access to the station.
*October – TMR releases the study and asks for community feedback
*May- A 6 months Options Analysis Study is announced at the Community Cabinet by the Premier.
*June – Official petition was sent to State Govt and tabled at Parliament
*March – Fixed CCTV, lighting, fencing and signage goes up at the new car park
*December – Car park opened 24th December 2014! Lighting and CCTV yet to be completed.
*November – Car park construction underway
*July – Media release detailing the joint funding for a new car park at Dakabin Station. $300,000 in federal funding, $101,000 from the State government and $162,000 in design & construction coming from Local government. Construction is due to be complete mid December. Article in the newspaper.
*June – The federal budget confirmed $300,000 will be allocated to safety and parking upgrades at Dakabin railway station.
*June – Front Page, Page 4 & Page 8 of Pine Rivers Press 5.6.2014
*May – Hornibrook BusLines have begun investigating the potential for a bus to connect to Dakabin Station. Front Page, Page 4 & Page 8 of Pine Rivers Press 5.6.2014
*May – Car parks and shelters cleaned and repainted
*April – New seating installed. Media release from Trevor Ruthenberg MP states that other works will also be undertaken. Those works include: repainting the bicycle lockers, cleaning and repainting the waiting shelters, installing platform coping stones and improvements to station signage.
*April – Dakabin Station Action Group met with Trevor Ruthenberg MP and Queensland Rail staff onsite at the station to discuss the numerous issues.
*March – New $250,000 footbridge over the tracks installed to replace the current derelict one
*March – Front page of Pine Rivers Press – “End of the line for station funds”
*January – Front cover of the Northern Times
*March – $250,000 minor station upgrade funded by State Government – new entrance stairs to the inbound platform at the southern end of the station, a new GoCard reader, additional shelter and improved lighting for the area adjacent to the station.
*May – $75,000 lighting upgrade from Moreton Bay Regional Council – new street lighting along the Thompson Road side of Dakabin Station.
*May – New parking signs were put up on Alma & Marsden Roads directing commuters to park Bob Brock Park.
*September – $300,000 Community Development Grant from Federal Government – funding has been approved by cabinet. Council has done the first design work of the upgrade with work to begin ASAP. Watch this space for more detail soon! (24 Jan 2014)
*March – The Dakabin Station Action Group was formed
*April – First article about the action group was printed in the Pine Rivers Press
*May – Met with Trevor Ruthenberg MP for the first time to discuss the Station
*May – QR finally publicly stated that they have NO intention of moving the station therefore dispelling the relocation rumours
*June – Public permission was given by Council for commuters to park in Bob Brock Park
*July – Met with Steve Minnikin Assistant Minister for Transport at Dakabin Station
*November – Mr Schuh, the Principal of Dakabin State High School did a slideshow presentation at the Annual Awards Evening addressing the deplorable state of the station and the work of the action group