Thursday, 24 April 2008 10:00
Whilst I was delighted to see the WBTNI reject a bypass through Bellbowrie, Brookfield and Brisbane Forest Park I was very disappointed to see them waste millions of dollars to consider building a highway through Bellbowrie, Pullenvale, Pinjarra Hills and Kenmore to link the Warrego Highway to the Western Freeway.
The State Government vigorously opposed a bypass of Goodna in favour of an upgrade of the Ipswich Motorway but they are now proposing their own bypass. In this case it is unbelievably ill-conceived.
To read the speech I gave to Parliament on behalf of local residents please go to www.moggill.net
The Warrego Highway is a major interstate truck route. The whole debate about the Ipswich Motorway was to ensure that the many thousands of double B’s and large trucks use the preferred truck route the Warrego Highway, Ipswich Motorway and Logan Motorway.
To build this ill-conceived road would in fact open a truck route from the Warrego Highway through our community onto the already hopelessly inadequate Western Freeway and straight onto Milton Road and the heart of Brisbane.
Quite frankly, this is nonsense and I have urged the WBTNI and the Parliament to stop wasting taxpayers money and start looking at some of a wide range of possible transport improvements that could actually help fix some of the severely inadequate roads and transport within the local area.