Have a say on Brisbane Water Drive Safety Review


Roads and Maritime Services is inviting the community to have a say on potential future safety improvements on Brisbane Water Drive between Glenrock Parade and Manooka Road at Point Clare.

A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said the NSW Government provided $2 million to complete a route safety investigation identifying and prioritising potential safety improvements along this section of Brisbane Water Drive.

“Taking community feedback into consideration, the safety review identified potential improvements to pedestrian facilities and intersections to improve safety for road users,” the spokeperson said.

“Potential safety improvements identified in the review have been prioritised on criteria including traffic volumes, crash data, road design constraints, economic analysis and community feedback.

“The review identified potential projects including providing right turning bays at Sunshine Drive, Sunnyside Avenue and Takari Avenue and installing traffic lights at Koolinda Avenue and Jirrah Avenue to improve traffic movements.”

The Roads and Maritime spokesperson said proposed changes also include restricting turning movements at Lorraine Avenue and Penang Street to improve safety and providing a new roundabout at the Collard Road and Welwyn Grove intersection to provide for U-turns.

“Pedestrian safety was also a focus of the safety review with a new footpath from Collard Road to Jirrah Avenue identified as a potential future project,” the spokesperson said.

“Work will continue to investigate these options, prepare funding proposals and start designing the high priority improvements.

“The safety improvements are currently unfunded and will be considered on a competitive basis as funding becomes available.”

Comments on the safety review can be provided by emailing bronwyn.bosse@rms.nsw.gov.au or writing to Bronwyn Bosse, Roads and Maritime Services, Locked Bag 2030, Newcastle 2300 by Friday 25 November.

To view further information about the safety review and the potential future safety improvements, please visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au.

Media: ROADS AND MARITIME SERVICES MEDIA UNIT 8588 5999 or media@rms.nsw.gov.au

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