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Brisbane road upgrade to benefit the Redlands

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.

Redlands Snapshot – Wednesday 8 April

Redlands Good Gardening Expo

This Saturday 11 April 2015

Don’t miss the third annual Redlands Good Gardening Expo this Saturday 11 April from 9am to 3pm. Enjoy a free, fun and informative day out in the picturesque surrounds of IndigiScapes.

This popular event is perfect for the home gardener. Learn about composting, worm farming, mulching and how to grow organic food. There’ll also be plants and seeds for sale, kids’ activities and great workshops.

Visit IndigiScapes at 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba or check out the program online >>


Minor home modifications

Redland Home Assist Secure can help people with disabilities improve their safety and access at home.

  • Are you under 65 years of age?
  • Do you own or rent your home?
  • Do you need assistance with daily living activities?

You may be eligible for financial assistance for minor home modifications that improve your safety and access in and around your home. Extra funding is available but only until June 2015 so phone now: 3383 3030.


Help save the glossy black-cockatoo

Council is calling for volunteers to help with the annual survey of the glossy black-cockatoo on Sunday 3 May 2015.

The glossy black-cockatoo is one of the more threatened cockatoo species in Australia and listed as a vulnerable species in Queensland. To find out how to get involved, visit www.indigiscapes.com.au or 3824 8611.


Free Business Workshop

Attracting Investment for your Business

Thinking about taking your business to the next level? Book in for this free business workshop, presented by capital-raising expert John Burkett.


Birkdale Landfill Rehabilitation works update

Works are progressing well with the recent purchase of high quality clay material to be used for soil capping prior to adding a grass cover. This treatment will improve water and storm water quality on the site.

Expect delays at the Birkdale Waste Transfer Station.
Trucks are now bringing in this clay, to be transported on week days up until the end of May (weather permitting).

To avoid delays during these works:

  • Minimise visits to Birkdale tip
  • Use the Redland Bay Waste Transfer Station at 761-789 German Church Rd
    (Redland Bay accepts all residential waste, however can only accept commercial greenwaste.)

Thank you for your patience. For more information phone 3829 8999.


Water meter readings

We are reading water meters in Birkdale and Thorneside, and on North Stradbroke and Russell islands this week. Please make sure our meter readers have clear access to the water meter.


Open meetings

General meeting: Wednesday 22 April, 9.30am