A major traffic bottleneck for Redlanders is set to improve following this week’s announcement by Brisbane City Council of an $8.6 million upgrade to Green Camp Road.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams welcomed the announcement citing it as a win for residents who use Rickertt Road and Quarry Road, and for regional collaboration.
“Cross boundary connectivity is crucial for our city’s infrastructure and how we move around the region,” she said.
“Green Camp Road is a major source of traffic congestion and frustration for those who use this key transport corridor between the Redlands and Brisbane City.
“Congestion between Thorneside and Wakerley was identified as a major problem by the Cross Boundary Transport Infrastructure group, a multi-agency initiative advocating for transport infrastructure projects across our city boundaries.
“This collaboration is critical to ensuring cross boundary infrastructure is delivered efficiently and it’s fantastic to see benefits coming from the relationship we have built with Brisbane City Council.”
Council understands this week’s Brisbane budget commitment is the start of a three-year program to duplicate Green Camp Road between Manly and Rickertt Road, as well as an upgrade of the Tilley Road intersection.
“This project is one part of a solution to improve traffic flow between Thorneside and Wakerley, and we will continue to advocate for Rickertt Road to be expanded and the bridge over Tingalpa Creek duplicated,” Cr Williams said.
Thorneside Councillor Paul Bishop, who has advocated for upgrades to Rickertt and Green Camp roads was also delighted by the announcement.
“Road projects on the periphery of our city have often been overlooked, so I’m pleased Brisbane City Council has funded this important upgrade, which will ultimately help ease congestion on Rickertt Road and support the use of active transport in this corridor, which was prioritised in our recent Cross Boundary Connectivity Committee meeting,” he said.
“As one of our city’s key transport corridors, this is an important link facilitating movement of cyclists, motorists and goods between the Redlands and Brisbane.
“Redland City Council upgraded Quarry Road in 2009 and this announcement takes us in the right direction to realise the full benefits of that upgrade.”
Initiated and co-chaired by Cr Williams, the Cross Boundary Transport Infrastructure group includes representatives from Redland City Council, Brisbane City Council, State Government, Federal Government, and the Department of Transport and Main Roads.