An online forum is live with pop-up engagement booths to be held throughout November to leverage local knowledge for the Lindum level crossing upgrade in Brisbane.
The state government has allocated $400,000 for the study which will look into the precinct to address a range of issues including safety, improving bus and rail facilities and connections, park and ride facilities, bike riding infrastructure and accessibility requirements.
Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said 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.”
The Lindum crossing is well known to local residents as a safety hazard and traffic bottleneck.
Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said I have been fighting for this upgrade since 2017 and have gathered more than 7000 signatures from the community.
“So far the Federal 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.”
The Lindum crossing is a four way intersection, and the community consultation will help decision makers decipher an option that provides a safe crossing for everyone that uses it, while improving traffic flow and protecting the rail corridor.