A study launched in Brisbane’s inner-south will enable the local community to make their voice heard on the transport pressures they experience on a day-to-day basis.
The South Brisbane Transport and Mobility Study, to be carried out by Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads, will map out the community’s use of all transport modes in an attempt to better understand the area’s current and future transport challenges.
State transport minister Mark Bailey said that comment from the public would be a major component in ensuring that the study gained a more complete perspective of the areas key network connections.
“The high volume of travel in the study area, plus urban development and planned infrastructure such as the government’s fully-funded Cross River Rail, create a complex transport picture,” Bailey said.
“The study will help Transport and Main Roads get the most out of new infrastructure, enhancing the transport network and improving public mobility.”
Access to education hubs, cultural precincts and essential services – including hospitals – across the suburbs of South Brisbane, West End, Highgate Hill, Dutton Park, Woolloongabba, Kangaroo Point, East Brisbane and Annerley will be considered in the study.
Deputy premier and Labor MP for South Brisbane Jackie Trad said that the community engagement programme for the study would be undertaken over the next six weeks.
“Transport and Main Roads representatives and my local team will be out in the community talking with locals, conducting a survey and using CollabMap, which is an easy-to-use online mapping tool to pinpoint specific issues,” Trad said.
“This is a unique opportunity for our community in the inner south to share their feedback and experiences, to collectively shape a mobility roadmap for the future.”