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Jun 082011
 

It’s a big week for transport and traffic news. We welcome you to leave your comments at the end of this post and join the conversation with your neighbours.

Petitionbus services

There’s a new petition regarding the bus services along the Creek Road corridor and the need for better cross-suburban services between major hubs such as Carindale and Garden City. The petition, posted online yesterday, asks for the introduction of additional bus services between Garden City and Carindale via Creek Road. The chief petitioner is Ian Walker, LNP Candidate for Mansfield.

Brisbane City Council Budget

Lord Mayor Cr Graham Quirk handed down his first budget today. There is $552.8 million in the budget for improvements to the suburban road network.

Deputy Mayor Cr Adrian Schrinner (Councillor for the Chandler Ward) has listed the local area road resurfacing projects in the budget, $2.5 million in total:

Bodian Street, Carindale
Boundary Road, Camp Hill
Caldicot Place, Carindale
Creek Road, Mansfield
Dividend Street, Mansfield
Edzell Place, Carindale
Eromanga Street, Carindale
Huffer Street, Carina Heights
Indus Street, Camp Hill
Isolde Court, Carindale
Modred Street, Carindale
Mons Road, Carina Heights
Pavo Street, Camp Hill
Pine Mountain Road, Mt Gravatt East
Priestdale Road, Rochedale
Rochedale Road, Rochedale
Samuel Street, Camp Hill
Stanbrough Road, Gumdale

Today’s budget includes pedestrian safety improvements for Winstanley Street, Carindale and for Cuthred Street, outside Carina State School. We’ll also be keeping a keen eye on the Carina Heights Bikeway development (Abbott Street to Jones Road) as this is a busy area and it would be great for more cyclists to use this safer option and for it to be another motivation for people to cycle.

A resident’s comments

Local resident and Carindale Connect reader, Kerryn Loose, told us some of her local traffic concerns via our Carindale Connect Facebook page last month.

“My personal pet peeves are trying to get a park at the Carina Post Office and the terrible u-turns people do on Scrub Road to park their children right outside the door of Belmont State School,” Kerryn says.

Kerryn says she’s seen two accidents recently on the way to school along Winstanley Road right next to the roadworkers fixing the gutters.

“Those guys must cringe everytime a car goes past,” she added.

Carindale Park and Ride

We recently discussed the topic of a park and ride facility at Carindale. Steve Minnikin, LNP Candidate for Chatsworth was the chief petitioner. 274 signatures were obtained and there was some interesting discussion about it on our website. The petition closed at the end of April and it has now been referred to the Minister for Transport, Annastacia Palaszczuk MP.

Some related transport and Brisbane budget media articles
Brisbane buses running empty (Brisbane Times, June 8th) – “The Securing 2026 review by management consultancy AT Kearney on behalf of Brisbane City Council shows 28 per cent of bus services are “dead running”, where passengers are unable to board.”

Labor promises CityCycle probe (Brisbane Times, June 8th) – “An audit of the struggling CityCycle scheme would be included in Ray Smith’s first Brisbane City Council should he win the lord mayoralty next year, the Labor candidate said today.”

Brisbane City Council hands down $3b “no frills” budget (South East Advertiser, June 8th) – “A no frills $2.9 billion budget with one of the lowest average rate increases in 35 years has been handed down in Brisbane City Council today.”

Small rises, big debt in Graham Quirk’s first Brisbane City Council budget (Courier Mail, June 8th) – “Cr Quirk has described the 2011/12 $2.9 billion Brisbane City Council budget as a ‘back to basics’ budget focused on suburban housekeeping.”

Your rate increases – suburb by suburb (PDF)

What transport and traffic issues are on your mind?

We welcome you to leave your comments in the section below. Or, if there’s something completely different you want to discuss or you’d like to write a focus piece, why not use the ‘your say’ feature at the top of the site.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gen is the Founder of Carindale Connect (started in 2007). She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Queensland University of Technology and an internship from ABC Online. She's involved in a number of web projects, was the Website Manager for Chamber of Commerce and Industry QLD and the Editor of Wotnews (Australian news aggregator and search engine start-up). She also spent some time as a volunteer Community Correspondent for 612 ABC Brisbane. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Gen now lives in Carindale. She loves her bicycle (but doesn't do lycra), the environment and art.
Genevieve Robey

  2 Responses to “Transport, traffic and the budget”

  1. Hi Kylie, as this is an article from a year ago that you’re commenting on, your comments may not get seen by as many people. You’re very welcome to submit a letter to the editor and we can then post your comment on our homepage – You can use this easy form here to post your comments http://carindaleconnect.com.au/community/local-voice/

  2. I would love the council to run some bus services down Creek Rd to Carindale to Cannon Hill. They all turn off into Meadowlands Rd. it’s nice the residents of Carindale are looked after but what about Carina? I’ve gotta walk from Bernecker st to the bus depo to catch a bus!?? It’s like living in the dark ages.

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