Infrastructure Forum and MBRL Timetables Consultation

Nov 03, 2015

Greetings North Lakers!

If you want to get everyone talking and listening in North Lakes, I know you just have to say “infrastructure!”.

Everyone knows we have to provide more local road and rail infrastructure, as well as better broadband and more classrooms for local schools. We live in a popular area!

That is why my ‘Murrumba Infrastructure Forum’ on 20 October was so important . I promised during the election campaign that I would hold this forum, and I was really impressed with the response.

All the participant were able to hear about the long term infrastructure plans for the area, and to have their say on what they think is needed in North Lakes Mango Hill and Griffin.

Transport & Main Roads outlined the plans for more arterial roads and river crossings and the Moreton Bay Rail Link Project team updated every one on the fast progress being made on the new rail line.

TMR are currently working on the upgrade of the Boundary Rd/Bruce Highway interchange with construction due to start mid next year. I lobbied hard for this project from straight after my election, and I am thrilled that we are able to help deliver it, without the need to sell off our revenue producing assets.

Consultation for the Moreton Bay Rail Link timetables is now open! This is a large task, and Translink will be holding Community Information Sessions, Info Stalls at local shops & markets, Bus and train station visits, as well as online consultation and surveys.

More information can be found on this Translink Page, and I will be keeping people updated on what is coming up on my Facebook page.

Under the proposed train timetable, services will depart every 6-12 minutes during peak hour! There will be more than 650 weekly train services travelling the 55 minute journey between Kippa-Ring and Brisbane Central. The train will be an express between Northgate and Bowen Hills all day, while off peak and weekend services will run every 30 minutes.

The bus network is also in for big changes, with proposed alterations of 26 routes and the addition of 18 new bus stops. There will be 17 routes servicing the 6 MBRL stations and an 147 extra bus trips every weekday.

Bus coverage will be extended into Griffin, and North Lakes and Mango Hill residents will now connect to the train network at Mango Hill Station, instead of Petrie.

The new rail line is a key price of infrastructure that can change lives for the better. But you need to have your say about the proposed bus and train timetable, I encourage all of you to go online and get involved!