I’m pleased to say that the much-needed safety upgrades at the notorious Rochedale roundabout are almost complete.
Traffic lights have been installed recently and the final stages are well and truly underway. Over 19,000 vehicles use the Rochedale roundabout daily, largely due to the traffic flow from five local schools and a large childcare centre converging on this location.
Working with both Brisbane City Council and Logan City Council, I am proud to have secured $14 million in federal government funding to improve road safety and to cater for future traffic demands.
Another important project that is getting people home sooner and safer is the Newnham and Wecker Road intersection upgrade.
Deputy Speaker, I’m happy to say that the on-road construction works are now complete, with the intersection being fully operational for all road users.
Voted by RACQ as the fifth-most dangerous intersection in Queensland, there was a desperate need for traffic and safety improvements at this intersection.
Working closely with Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner and the Brisbane City Council, I was able to deliver $12 million in federal funding for this vital project, which now improves the safety for around 35,000 vehicles and 474 buses, as well as for cyclists and pedestrians every day.
Deputy Speaker, I am determined to keep fighting for the people of Bonner, to ensure that they have safe and reliable roads so that they can spend less time on the road and more time with their loved ones.