Petitions | Brisbane City Council

Street calming for Denham Street, Annerley

Principal Petitioner Hannah Burns, Annerley
Date Closed Mon, 09 Jul 2018 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 6 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of the increase in traffic using Denham Street as a through way. As the area has grown substantially in the past three years due to an increase in apartments and subdivides, more and more cars are using Denham street as a means to access Fairfield. The street currently has two speed bumps that do little to slow down the through traffic. As a result a number of residents' cars and houses have been damaged.

We are petitioning that new street calming strategies be considered, as well as greater considerations in regards to current infustructure and the approval of high density dwellings.

Council response

Thank you for your petition requesting Council consider street calming in Denham Street, Annerley.

Denham Street has three existing speed platforms to discourage non-local traffic and to moderate vehicle speeds. The street also has signs advising ‘local traffic only’ on both ends of the road. There is a high demand for traffic calming across the city and Council must prioritise funding to those projects that deliver the greatest benefit in terms of safety and amenity for the wider community.

As Denham Street has three speed platforms within the street, installing additional traffic calming measures would be considered a low priority. Furthermore, as only one resident of Denham Street signed the petition, the head petitioner, it is difficult to determine if there is a high level of concern from local residents regarding existing traffic conditions. As such, it is not recommended to install additional traffic calming measures at this time.

Your feedback about development has been noted. All development applications submitted to Council are carefully assessed by Council's Development Services team against the requirements of Brisbane City Plan 2014 and in accordance with the Planning Act 2016.

Thank you for raising this matter.