Tender opened for the much-needed construction of Glenvale State School car park

Relieved a solution to parking chaos at Glenvale State School is one step closer are (from left) Emma Brown holding daughter Hailey, David Janetzki MP, and Melissa Greensill holding son Jonah.

Member for Toowoomba South David Janetzki MP has welcomed the latest step to solve the car parking chaos at Glenvale State School.

Toowoomba Regional Council has opened a tender for the construction of a new one-way car park with 39 angled parking bays.

Mr Janetzki said the new car park would provide a safer, off-street pick-up and drop-off area for parents who have campaigned for a solution for years. 

“I welcome this news as the Glenvale community has been crying out for a solution,” Mr Janetzki said.

“It is pleasing that the community campaign has delivered a result and I look forward to construction beginning shortly,” he said. 

Mother-of-four Melissa Greensill has worked alongside Mr Janetzki to highlight the dangers of the current situation. 

There are at least 2,200 vehicle movements along Glenvale Road per day with nearly 10% of those being trucks. 

The car park will be located on state-owned land on the eastern boundary of the school. 

The entrance will be via Glenvale Road and the exit via Dawn Drive.

The facility will operate during school drop-off and pick-up times. 

The project also includes:

  • Widening Dawn Drive to create a dedicated right-turn lane into McDougall Street at the intersection of McDougall Street and Dawn Drive. This change will improve safety and traffic flow at the intersection, particularly during peak travel times
  • Installing two disability parking bays on Glenvale Road near the school office
  • Installing gates at both ends of the car park to ensure the cars will only use the car park for the morning drop-offs and afternoon pick-ups.

$1 million has been allocated to the project through the Queensland Government’s School Transport Infrastructure Program.

The target completion date is mid-June 2021.