Brisbane’s inner-south residents will have a say in a study launched today into emerging traffic and transport pressures in their area.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the South Brisbane Transport and Mobility Study would consider all transport modes and seek community input.
“Public comment will be a major component to ensure a complete picture of key connections to the area via river, road and rail,” Mr Bailey said.
“The study will look at access to education hubs, cultural precincts, and essential services such as hospitals – covering the suburbs of South Brisbane, West End, Highgate Hill, Dutton Park, Woolloongabba, Kangaroo Point, East Brisbane and Annerley.
“The high volume of travel in the study area, plus urban development and planned infrastructure such as the government’s fully-funded Cross River Rail, create a complex transport picture.
“The study will help Transport and Main Roads get the most out of new infrastructure, enhancing the transport network and improving public mobility.”
Deputy Premier and Member for South Brisbane, Jackie Trad, said she had championed the study which would be welcomed by the community.
“Traffic, transport and mobility are critical issues within my local area. We need to be spending less time in congestion and more time with our families” Ms Trad said.
“That’s why I secured $600,000 for the South Brisbane Transport and Mobility Study – so that locals have a say in how we might best address transport and traffic issues in the inner south.
“The community engagement program will be rolled out over six weeks, giving everyone an opportunity to contribute their valuable local knowledge.
“Transport and Main Roads representatives and my local team will be out in the community talking with locals, conducting a survey and using CollabMap, which is an easy-to-use online mapping tool to pinpoint specific issues.
“This is a unique opportunity for our community in the inner south to share their feedback and experiences, to collectively shape a mobility roadmap for the future.”
Flyers have been delivered to residents and businesses providing detail on how to access the CollabMap, online survey and the location of pop-up community listening booths.
Access the CollabMap and survey by visiting www.collaborativemap.com/southbrisbane