COUNCILLOR FOR WYNNUM MANLY WARD
Traffic Projects Update
Earlier this year I reported that nearly three quarters of a million dollars had been allocated to traffic projects in the 2022-23 Brisbane City Council Budget. I have received more information about these projects.
New Lindum Road, Wynnum West
I’m pleased to announce that works to ease congestion at the corner of New Lindum Road and Wynnum Road in Wynnum West will commence in early September. Vehicles queue at this intersection, especially in the afternoon peak.
The works will involve widening the road, reconstructing the bus stop on the southern end of the road, and new asphalt and line markings.
The project will take approximately six weeks to complete and is part of Council’s Congestion Busting Projects, which aims to reduce travel times, enhance safety, and improve the overall road user experience.
If you would like to know more about this project, please email [email protected]. You can also call the project team on 1800 669 416 during business hours or Council’s 24-hour Contact Centre on 3403 8888 outside of business hours.
Kamarin Street, Manly West
Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) will be carried out throughout Kamarin Street Precinct. LATM, which is also known as traffic calming, includes installing devices to decrease traffic in suburban streets and moderate vehicle speed to create a safe environment for residents. LATM schemes are normally carried out over an entire area rather than just a single street to ensure that traffic issues are not transferred to other local streets.
$284,000 has been allocated to this project. I will roll out further information as I receive it.
Residents living in the area have been consulted.
Tingal Road, Wynnum
A further $81,000 was allocated to Suburban Corridor Modernisation on Tingal Road. This project aims to increase safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians who use this busy main road, and includes installation of devices like signage, line-markings, traffic islands, pedestrian refuge islands and bike lanes.
Grants forum wrap up
Thank you to everyone who attended the Bayside Grants Forum last month. We had a record turn-out, with 63 people attending. Thank you also to the presenters from Queensland Community Fund, Sport and Rec, Port of Brisbane, Wynnum Manly Leagues Club, Ampol and Brisbane City Council who came along to share information with the crowd.
If you were unable to attend, please contact my office on (07) 3403 2180 or email [email protected] for a grants information booklet. There may be more private sector groups that hand out grants so keep looking out for other sources of grants.
In the wake of NAB’s unfortunate decision to close their Wynnum branch, I’m encouraging all local residents and business owners to support the banks that support our local area:
Bendigo Bank Wynnum, 63 Bay Terrace, Wynnum – 3893 0286
Bank of Queensland, 74 Edith Street, Wynnum – 3131 2200
Commonwealth Bank, 79 Edith Street, Wynnum – 3170 0108
Westpac, Corner Bay Terrace and Edith Street, Wynnum – 3308 8666
Brisbane Festival 2022
The Brisbane Festival, a showcase of Brisbane’s art and cultural talent, will take place between Friday, 2 September and Wednesday, 24 September.
Running throughout the month is the Street Serenades program, which brings the big, inner-city experiences out into the suburbs. This program will present Taste of Manly Harbour on Sunday, 11 September, from 10am – 5pm. Bayside Park will host food and wine experiences and a performance by jazz vocalist Emma Pask, backed up by the Queensland Chamber Orchestra.
This event is free to attend but I recommend arriving earlier if you want to get a good spot.