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New car park leads the way

Stage one of Mater Health Services’ new Hancock Street Car Park opened to the public on Monday 2 November 2009, marking the first major milestone in the delivery of the new Queensland Children’s Hospital.

The new car park is located on the grounds of St Laurence’s College and replaces Mater’s former Raymond Terrace Car Park, which has been demolished to make way for construction of the new hospital.

Mater Health Services Executive Director of Facilities John Gilmour said the new car park would provide approximately 700 additional parking spaces for staff, patients and visitors once construction on all stages was complete and able to open.

“Stages two and three are still under construction, and include features not traditionally seen in a car park project,” he said.

“The project includes a 1500-seat auditorium for St Laurence’s College adjacent to the car park, as well as state-of-the-art, multi-purpose playing fields on the top level of the car park.

“A new ‘Smart Card’ charging system has also been implemented in the new car park, with reusable tickets significantly reducing waste,” Mr Gilmour said.

 

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