Community consultation is now open until December 2, 2023 for the proposed Gympie Road Bypass Tunnel between Kedron and Carseldine in Brisbane.
- Community invited to have their say on proposed Gympie Road Bypass Tunnel
- Consultation commences will run from Monday October 30 to December 3
- Tunnel proposal to tackle congestion in Brisbane’s North
The community are invited to have their say on a proposed Gympie Road bypass tunnel between Kedron and Carseldine, to tackle congestion in Brisbane’s growing north.
Consultation commences on Monday 30 October, 2023.
Residents, businesses and other interested parties to have their say throughout the consultation period, which ends on December 3, 2023, through a number of ways.
The consultation follows the announcement by Treasurer Cameron Dick in June 2023 that a detailed investment proposal was underway for a proposed Gympie Road Bypass tunnel.
The investment proposal analysis is being undertaken by North Brisbane Infrastructure, a subsidiary of the Queensland Investment Corporation.
“This tunnel proposal presents a potential solution for a congestion challenge on Brisbane’s norther fringe,” says Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick.
“Forecast population growth on the Sunshine Coast and in the Moreton Bay region will result on more commuter traffic heading into Brisbane, so now is the right time to do this work,” says Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick.
“Queensland Investment Corporation has nearly $30 billion worth of infrastructure assets under management and the expertise to give us the clearest answer in the shortest time,” says Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick.
“The proposal has the potential to deliver wide ranging benefits for both commuters and locals living along the Gympie Road corridor,” says Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick.
“This tunnel solution will take through traffic underground and return Gympie Road to connecting locals with our community, including those who use Gympie Road or cross over Gympie Road to reach local destinations,” says Member for Stafford Jimmy Sullivan.
“The Palaszczuk Government is tackling congestion on many fronts, including undertaking this important work on a proposed Gympie Road bypass tunnel,” says Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey.
“From the ‘Second M1’ on the Gold Coast to significant upgrades along the Bruce Highway and Caboolture Bribie Island Road, we are doing the heavy lifting for commuters in the South East,” says Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey.
“We are also focusing our efforts on improving public and active transport, including the Northern Transitway, which will help to take more cars off the road and improve journey times for all commuters,” says Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey.
The results of that analysis are due to be submitted to the State Government for further consideration in mid-2024.
Potential benefits include:
- reduced commuter times for travellers from Brisbane’s growing northern region
- reduced traffic for local road users
- public and active transport opportunities
- improved liveability for local communities
- increased productivity and efficiency for commercial vehicles and freight.
You can have your say though:
- taking a quick poll
- completing an online survey
- posting a message on the comment board
- attending an information session.
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