Community consultation will start early next month for the proposed Kenmore Roundabout Upgrade in Brisbane.
Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the long-awaited project, funded under the Urban Congestion Fund, would make a real difference to the day to day lives of locals.
“The project will improve road traffic flow, the reliability of public transport and bike and pedestrian access, a big win for local commuters right across these transport modes,” Minister Fletcher said.
“The Federal Member for Ryan, Julian Simmonds MP, worked hard to secure vital funding to make this critical project a reality for his community – work that has paid off as we see the project progress.”
Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads, the Hon Mark Bailey MP, said replacing the roundabout with traffic lights at the intersection of Moggill Road and Brookfield Road would relieve congestion and improve safety.
“The Kenmore roundabout is a high-traffic roundabout at key connection point used by western suburb residents heading to Brookfield or out to Pullenvale and beyond,” Minister Bailey said.
“It’s also a key access point to Kenmore Village and the local retail precinct in that area, as well as Kenmore State School nearby.
“Installing traffic lights will better control traffic flow through the intersection, and we’re also providing new on-road bike lanes and dedicated pedestrian crossing facilities.
“The local community has called for improved bike facilities in the area and the Kenmore Roundabout Upgrade provides an ideal opportunity to do that.”
Mr Simmonds welcomed the milestone, saying it was yet another example of the Australian Government delivering the infrastructure Queenslanders need to get home sooner and safer.
“The Kenmore Roundabout is a renowned, frustrating local bottleneck for the community – our Government has listened and committed $12.5 million to do something about it,” Mr Simmonds said.
“This project will mean locals and visitors alike benefit from safer, smoother trips to the shops, to work or school, to local sites and amenities and importantly to family and friends.”
Under the project’s concept designs, some on-street parking is proposed to be removed.
Community consultation starts on 8 March 2021 and will be open for four weeks, closing on 6 April 2021, and will allow residents and businesses with an interest in the project to provide feedback on the design to the TMR project team.
Community information sessions will provide an opportunity for the community to drop by to talk to the project team.
You can find the project team:
- Saturday, 13 March: 9am-1pm at Kenmore Village shopping centre
- Saturday, 20 March: 6.30am-11am at Brookfield Market community display
- Thursday, 25 March: 3pm-7pm at Kenmore Village shopping centre
- Tuesday, 30 March: 8.30am-1.30pm at Kenmore Village shopping centre
Feedback can also be provided via an online survey, email and phone to help inform the design and delivery of the project.