Western Freeway roadworks this weekend
8pm Friday 28 November – 5am Saturday 29 November
- Full closure of the Western Freeway, both inbound and outbound lanes, between the Mt Coot-tha roundabout at Toowong and Moggill Road, Indooroopilly.
8pm Saturday 29 November – 5am Sunday 30 November
- Closure of the Western Freeway inbound lanes between Moggill Road, Indooroopilly and the Mt Coot-tha roundabout at Toowong.
On this weekend outside of the above hours
- The Western Freeway will be reduced to one lane of traffic inbound and outbound between Crag Road and Waverley Road until 5am Monday 1 December.
- The Western Freeway inbound on-ramp from Moggill Road will be closed during this period and speed limits will be reduced on the Western Freeway.
This will result in traffic delays and also potentially additional traffic on Coronation Drive.
Local residents are strongly urged to avoid the Western Freeway if at all possible during these times. You can click here to view a Detour Map.
In our area we expect to benefit greatly from the upgrade of the Western Freeway, but as you can see it will only be achieved at the expense of some short-term disruption.
Residents avoiding the area during these times will obviously minimise the disruption for those who are unable to.
I am sure the end result will be more than worth the disruption, but these disruptions in the short term will be quite significant.
Kids in Care Christmas Appeal
With Christmas just around the corner, it is a good time to stop and consider those children who will not be enjoying the festivities with their own families this year for reasons such as abuse or neglect.
The Kids in Care Christmas Appeal is run by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services each year and aims to provide a Christmas present for every child and young person in care, from babies to 17 years of age.
Last year we had an overwhelming response to the appeal, with every child in care receiving a gift.
If you would like to help put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas, my electorate office (located at Level 1, Kenmore Village) is a donation point.
Presents can include a range of presents, including gift cards, sporting equipment, board games, clothes and books. Gifts for teenage boys and girls, as well as the little ones, are greatly appreciated.
Gifts do not need to be costly — inexpensive presents can bring just as much joy as something expensive — gifts worth approximately $20 may be suitable.
Gifts should be new but please leave them unwrapped to make it easier for them to be matched to each child’s age and gender.
The appeal runs until 5 December to allow time for gifts to be sorted and allocated and gifts can be dropped into my office right up until the last day.
Further information on the Appeal can be found on the Department’s website.
Get Ready with waterproof USB wristbands
With the summer storm season on our doorstep, the Government has produced waterproof USB wristbands to help Queenslanders Get Ready for emergencies.
The USB wristbands can be used to store a portable copy of important family documents (such as insurance policies, property deeds, banking records and birth certificates) that may not otherwise be readily accessible in a disaster due to damage or power outages.
Many residents throughout Moggill have keenly felt the impact of natural disasters in recent years and I would strongly encourage everyone to put plans in place for possible emergency situations—whether flood, fire or storm—and to ensure that all family members are familiar with what to do in these scenarios.
This should include what you will do if your home experiences disruptions to its power or water supply; if you or a family member requires medical assistance; if your property is damaged; and if you have pets that need to be looked after.
Locals are welcome to collect a free USB wristband from my office to include in your emergency kit, and you can also visit Get Ready Queensland for more information and advice on how to get prepared.