Friday, 04 October 2013 16:42
I was very distressed to hear that a pedestrian had involved in an accident at the Grandview Road bus stop area on Moggill Road earlier this week.
As many local residents would be aware, I have been fighting a battle to improve safety at this intersection for many years and it should not take a tragedy before something gets done.
I would ideally like to see traffic lights and a safe pedestrian crossing installed.
A pedestrian refuge in the middle of the road has also been suggested but with the rise in the road restricting driver’s visibility I believe that signalising the intersection would be the best solution.
It is something I have been pushing hard for with both previous and current governments.
Thursday, 04 July 2013 09:59
In answer to a Question on Notice that I put to Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson, I obtained the below information for speed camera offences on Moggill Road.
It should be noted these are speed cameras and do not include the manual enforcement of school zones which would make the figures significantly more dramatic if they were included (these figures are not available to me).
You will notice that though the number of offences jumps around depending on the amount of time that cameras are in place along Moggill Road, the number of speeding motorists detected is dramatic.
The other trend you will notice is that 2012, the most recent year, a huge 2910 motorists were booked on Moggill Road. This is nearly a thousand above the number just five years ago.
No. of Offences
Friday, 24 August 2012 13:32
The Department of Transport and Main Roads is carrying out roadworks along Moggill Road, from Priors Pocket Road to Moggill Ferry, Moggill.
These works are scheduled to begin on Monday 27 August 2012, and are expected to be completed by Wednesday 29 August, weather permitting.
Works will be carried out daily from 7 am to 5 pm and at night from 5pm to 12am, Sunday to Thursday.
While the works take place, reduced speed limits and temporary lane closures will be required, with traffic controllers on-site during construction hours. There will also be some noise and dust associated with these works.
For up-to-date information about roadworks and road closures, please visit the 13 19 40 Traffic and Travel information website at www.131940.qld.gov.au.
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 08:14
Transport issues, including traffic, road safety and public transport, are the single biggest issue we face in the Moggill electorate.
This is why I wrote to the new Minister for Transport, Scott Emerson, as soon as the new cabinet was appointed outlining some of my concerns in this area.
I have now also arranged a meeting with the Minister for the 10th of July where I will be outlining the issues we face in greater detail.
Some of the matters I will be raising with the Minister include:
Traffic Congestion along Moggill Road / Kenmore Bypass
As a local, the Minister is well-placed to understand the serious problems presented by traffic congestion along Moggill Rd. RACQ surveys regularly list it as one of the worst commutes in the state and it is putting intolerable pressure on local residents.
I have always been an active advocate of a Kenmore Bypass to help relieve this congestion.
The Labor government has left us with a debt of $85 billion and with an annual state budget of only $42 billion this clearly makes funding of projects the most difficult it has been in Queensland history. However, I will not be deterred from vigorously pursuing this transport infrastructure. As a first step, I have requested the release of the 2009 community consultation regarding the proposed Kenmore Bypass and I will be pursuing this further with the Minister.
As I have made clear in the past, I am very concerned about safety at the intersection of Moggill and Grandview Roads in the area of the bus stops and I have highlighted these concerns to the Minister. I have pointed out that his Department had previously acknowledged the danger and the need for traffic lights and a safe pedestrian crossing, but that no action has ever been taken.
Birkin Road U-turn
I have not given up on this, despite the lack of positive response to the petition I presented to Parliament at the end of last year showing the community’s strong desire for a u-turn facility at the intersection of Birkin and Moggill Rds. Motorists continue to do illegal U-turns at this intersection, risking their own safety as well as that of other motorists and pedestrians.
I am determined to ensure this issue does not drop off the radar. Although there have not been any recent water releases from Wivenhoe Dam, the need to raise this vital link, used by 10,000 cars a day, is urgent. I believe it also needs to be widened to improve safety for the pedestrians and cyclists that also use this crossing.
Tuesday, 13 March 2012 15:16
Thank you to all the local residents who signed the petition that was circulated at the end of 2011 calling for the State Government to reconfigure the intersection of Moggill Road and Birkin Road to allow a U-turn at the traffic lights.
I was pleased to support this petition which was circulated by our local police officer Senior Constable Leesa Richardson.
The government has responded to the petition rejecting the overwhelming call by local residents to make this sensible change.
In fact, some 750 local residents signed this petition in a matter of days, indicting that the change has overwhelming local support.
The government’s response is disappointing and ignores the wishes of the local community.The Minister's letter advises:-
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