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Planning Begins – $20 Million Bruce Highway Western Alternatives – North Brisbane

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The initial planning and consultation on stage two of a major new transport corridor in the Moreton Bay region, west of the Bruce Highway north of Brisbane.

Both northern and southern sections of the alignment will have two options presented for community consultation with the aim of increasing capacity across the network and reducing congestion and long-term reliance on the Bruce Highway.

Stages
Stage 1: Corridor from Moodlu to Moorina within the Caboolture West development area.
Stage 2: 15km corridor from Moorina to Narangba (subject of the current community consultation).
Stage 3: Corridor from Narangba to Kallangur (progressed when stage two is finalised).
Stage 4: Corridor from Beerburrum to Moodlu (progressed when stage three is finalised).



Located west of Kinma Valley and Morayfield South, the preferred alignment and future interchanges will be determined by the future growth in the area. The corridor serves a more strategic purpose in providing an alternate route to the Bruce Highway and to help alleviate congestion and accommodate future growth in the region.

Key features
– Improves access and connectivity for emerging communities.
– Supports major expansion areas identified in SEQ Regional Plan
– Improves safety.
– Increases certainty of future development within the area.
– Increases transport capacity.
– Supports future economic development of the Moreton Bay region.
– Preserves and supports the existing function and efficiency of the Bruce Highway.
– Reduces travel time.

Preferred Location – Stage 1

Shane King, State Member for Kurwongbah outlined that the community will be supported by the planned infrastructure.

This is a fast-emerging community and I’m committed to seeing a route planned that will one day eliminate the need to jump on the Bruce Highway”.

“Not only will this see locals get home safer and sooner, but it will also reduce congestion on the Bruce Highway for those passing through”.

“The major new transport corridor complements the other works taking place right now, like the Deception Bay Road interchange upgrade and Bruce Highway widening works from Brisbane right to the Sunshine Coast”.

“I’ve advocated for my community to have certainty around planning, which is why specialists have assessed viable options for the stage 2 corridor between Moorina and Narangba”.

“Now we want to hear from you formally about what will work best for our community to help determine which route progresses for more detailed planning”.

“We know that better transport connections lead to more job opportunities for locals, reducing the barriers of travel time and costs”.

“That’s why we’ve been investing in both road and rail upgrades right across the Moreton region where our population is booming”, Mr King said.



Mark Bailey, Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads outlined the new road will address the population growth.

“With growing population pressures across the Moreton Bay region, an alternative road to the west of the Bruce Highway will boost the capacity of the transport network, reduce congestion and future proof the Moreton Bay lifestyle”.

“Community consultation is an important part of major projects like this to ensure we are delivering the best outcome for residents”.

We are committed to sustainable and planned advancement across South East Queensland, especially as we tackle unprecedented growth in our urban centres”.

“The Palaszczuk Labor Government is supporting this growth and we will continue to prioritise planning and investment in the areas that need it”.

“The future western alternative to the Bruce Highway will be a key connector for all those who travel between Brisbane and the Moreton Bay region”.

“I encourage locals to have a look at the plans, jump online to provide feedback or drop into one of the face-to-face sessions”, Mr Bailey said.

Your Say – Comment Map

Consultation
The community can also attend drop-in sessions to speak with the project team:
Session 1: Tuesday 9 August, 3pm-6pm, Upper Caboolture Farmers Assembly Hall
Session 2: Thursday 11 August, 2.30pm-5.30pm, Burpengary Community Hall
Session 3: Saturday 13 August, 10am-1pm, Narangba Community Hall

Government Funding
– $10 Million from the Federal Government
– $10 Million From the Queensland State Government



Mark Ryan, State Member for Morayfield outlined that community consultation is important in shaping the alignment.

“To have your say and be part of informing the alignment ahead of a gazettal process, make sure you get your feedback in by the time it closes on 2 September”.

“The Caboolture West interim structure plan, which was released this week, shows that people will be flocking to the area, which is why it’s important that we get this planning done now”.

“Caboolture West will transform our region and the Palaszczuk Government is backing that transformation all the way”, said Mr Ryan

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Source: Information, Drawings and Images
All article information is sourced and available for review from referenced locations.
Bruce Highway Western Alternative Stage 2
DTMR Consultation
– Interactive Image: Google Aerial and Streetview

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