Upgrade Rochedale and Priestdale Roads Intersection

Principal Petitioner Warren Craze, Rochedale
Date Closed Mon, 31 Jul 2017 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 248 signatures

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To the Right Honourable Lord Mayor and the Councillors of the City of Brisbane. The intersection at the corner of Rochedale and Priestdale Roads is currently operating at beyond design capacity. It is unsafe for school children and frustrating for drivers. We the undersigned demand that it be fixed in a timely manner and not wait for another five years.

Your petitioners therefore request:

• that within two months of this petition being submitted to Council that negotiations with Logan City Council be completed with an agreed budget and timeframe for traffic lights to be installed

• planning work to be completed in the 2017-2018 financial year

• the plan to be implemented and the intersection made safe in the 2018-2019 financial year with traffic lights installed.

Council response

Thank you for your petition requesting that Council negotiate with Logan City Council to upgrade the intersection of Rochedale and Priestdale Roads, Rochedale, before the end of the 2018-19 financial year.

Your petition has been investigated and it was considered by Council at its meeting held on 5 December 2017. It was decided that the petitioners be advised of the information below.

The intersection of Rochedale and Priestdale Roads is jointly owned by Brisbane City Council (Council) and Logan City Council (LCC) and Council has a long-term plan to replace the existing roundabout with a signalised intersection and to increase its capacity with extra traffic lanes. Delivery of this project is dependent on the development of a joint agreement between Council and LCC, regarding timing design and funding arrangements.

In 2016, Council made representations to the LCC in this regard. Unfortunately, LCC have not yet responded to Council with advice; therefore, no agreement has been reached at this time.

To enable the future delivery of this upgrade, Council is protecting land needed within its jurisdiction for the proposed upgrade through the development assessment process. Council has included this project as a priority in its draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan.

Council will again raise the petitioners’ request with LCC to determine its priority for the intersection upgrade and propose a funding arrangement similar to the joint project at the intersection of Johnson and Stapylton Roads.

Your request to complete the design and construction of the proposed signalised intersection upgrade by 2018-19 is subject to this agreement between Council and LCC.