Community consultation has commenced for the Lindum level crossing upgrade in Queensland, bringing the project a step closer to becoming a reality.
For the ongoing community consultation, an online forum has been opened together with pop-up engagement booths to be held throughout November. These initiatives will leverage the knowledge of locals regarding this project.
“We’re keen to hear from residents who use this intersection every day, so we can make sure we get this right the first time.
“We’ve launched a survey website and will make pop-up stalls available near the station so we can hear from residents and local businesses how we can improve safety and accessibility,” Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said.
According to Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey, the comprehensive study on the project will be looking into the Lindum station precinct more generally which will help in addressing a number of issues such as safety; bus and rail improvement and connection improvements; park ‘n’ ride facilities; bike riding infrastructure and accessibility requirements.
“This is about delivering a real solution for Lindum and bayside locals.
“Tapping into local knowledge will make sure we come up with the best possible option for an upgrade - one that addresses the issues relevant to the crossing and station precinct,” Mr Bailey said.
Source: Queensland Government
The Lindum Crossing is locally known as a safety hazard as well as a traffic bottleneck that needs to be fixed.
“So far the Morrison Government has delivered $450,000 for the feasibility study in April 2019, and a further $85 million to fund fixing this crossing.
“This vital upgrade was also supported by a $40 million commitment by Brisbane City Council,” Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said.
In addition, the Queensland Government has also invested $400,000 towards the study, making it a big win for the bayside community.
“Our residents and businesses have been pushing to fix Lindum Crossing for a long time and I have been right behind them to make this project a priority.
“The Lindum rail crossing is a complex four-way intersection, which is why we’re doing this study - to come up with an option that provides a safe crossing for everyone who uses it, improves traffic flow and protects the rail corridor,” State Member for Lytton Joan Pease said.
For more information, you can visit the Lindum Station Precinct Study webpage.
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Source: Queensland Government (1, 2, 3); Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure; Roads & Infrastructure Australia