Member for Wright Scott Buchholz and Scenic Rim Regional Mayor John Brent today announced funding of $481, 000 to fix significant road black spots in the Scenic Rim.
The approved projects are:
- $223, 000 to relocate a power pole, resurface the intersection and upgrade the line marking at the intersection of Anna Street and Eaglesfield Street in Beaudesert.
- $205,000 to remove roadside hazards and improve superelevation and edge lines on a section of Birnam Range Road near Beaudesert.
- $53, 000 to upgrade signage and install chevron alignment markers, edge lines and guide posts to a section of Kooralbyn Road in Kooralbyn.
Scott Buchholz, Federal Member for Wright said the projects approved for the Scenic Rim are all important for the local community who have voiced concerns on the safety of the dangerous local roads and intersection.
“Upgrading these two roads and intersection will be warmly welcomed by residents who use these sections of road for their daily commute and school runs”,
“I am very happy that an upgrade is being made in the interest of safety for the local motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. My hope is that this will save lives and reduce road trauma, which we have seen too often around the area” said Mr Buchholz.
Scenic Rim Mayor John Brent said the $481,000 in funding was a great example of different levels of government working together to deliver grassroots improvements in communities.
“Council appreciates the continued advocacy of Mr Buchholz in Canberra on behalf of the region,” Cr Brent said.
“It is important for all levels of government to work in partnership to improve our road infrastructure and Federal programs like the Black Spots initiative and Roads to Recovery are an important source of support for local councils,” he said.
“This year, Council committed a record $21.2 million towards maintaining and improving our roads and bridges network, which stretches some 1400km, and this helping hand from the Commonwealth will allow us to do even more for our Scenic Rim community.”
This project was recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the coming financial year (2015-16).