Plans are now in motion for motorists to have an easier drive through the Mackie Road – Main Street intersection and Mackie Road-Burpengary Road intersection after a joint project between the Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council was announced today.
Under the plan, the State Government will gift land to Council in order to construct a left turn lane from Main Street into Mackie Road and, in return, the Council will construct 32 extra car parking spaces for public use.
State Member for Kallangur, Shane King, welcomed the announcement saying that residents in the Narangba area had been screaming for a solution to the delays experienced at the intersection.
“This is fantastic news today and I’m particularly pleased that the state government and local council could come together to get this solution for residents,” Mr King said.
Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor, Allan Sutherland, said that he was delighted about the State Government’s contribution of gifting the land to Council.
“This contribution means that we can deliver a left-turn lane solution for motorists and a new car park for commuters,” Cr Sutherland said.
Division 11 Councillor, Darren Grimwade, said that it was an exciting announcement that demonstrated what could happen when local and state governments work together.
“I’m very excited about this announcement and project. It is a great example of how two levels of Government can put politics aside and work together for a great community outcome,” Cr Grimwade said.
State Member for Morayfield, Mark Ryan, said that the project would be a win-win-win for the local community
“This is a great outcome for our community and it will mean better traffic flows, better car parking and a quicker trip home.”