Roads always on agenda in commuter town

FROM the Mount Lindesay Highway to local thoroughfares, roads are always on the agenda in commuter towns like Jimboomba and neighbouring Greenbank, Marsden, Browns Plains and Park Ridge.

The LNP visited last week to demand the Queensland government deliver a new plan for Mount Lindesay Highway pronto.

Queensland’s LNP leader Deb Frecklington and Scenic Rim MP Jon Krause met roadside and singled out Logan MP Linus Power for attack.

Mr Power defends his record on the delivery of Mount Lindesay works. He says intersections have been made safe on his watch. Next, he will push for four-laning from Jimboomba to Park Ridge. 

The LNP were joined by Logan Country Safe City chair David Kenny, who looks forward to the state and Federal governments sitting down at a table together to solve Mount Lindesay.

Would not that be nice?

Logan City Council, meanwhile, has revealed its own road plan, identifying 44 candidate road projects and the order they should be completed in. It adds up to about a $1 billion in works rolled out over more than a decade to 2031.

Some depend on feasibility studies or funds from bordering councils; others sit outside but serve state government approved masterplanned developments and could qualify for developer contributed trunk infrastructure funds.

Many of the projects are slated for the southwest where massive populations are expected to arrive in coming decades.

The council’s plan is to work on feeder and connector roads in a bid to bust congestion and improve driver safety. Many of these roads move traffic on and off Mount Lindesay Highway. 

Cr Pidgeon says the council must stay on top of its own roads if it hopes to lobby state and federal governments for improvements like six-laning Mount Lindesay with success.