BCC Funds Allocation for Forest Lake, Other Southwest Suburbs Road Projects Revealed

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Grand Avenue, Forest Lake | Photo Credit: Google Street View / google.com/maps

The Council has allocated funds under its 2019-20 Budget for several road projects for Brisbane’s southwest suburbs including Forest Lake, Ellen Grove, Richlands, Pallara, and Inala.

Out of the $3.15 billion budget, the Brisbane City Council will spend $818 million for infrastructure projects that will help ease congestion including major intersection upgrades, projects to combat congestion, and road resurfacing.

“Team Schrinner is investing $818 million to help get residents home quicker and safer,” Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said.

Some key highlights of the Council infrastructure projects budget allocation, according to Lord Mayor Schrinner, include key corridor upgrades at Kingsford Smith Drive with additional lanes, as well as intersection upgrade projects which will include Camp Hill, Runcorn, Nundah, Middle Park, and South Brisbane.

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Wedgetail Street, Inala | Photo Credit: Google Street View / google.com/maps

Budget allocation for Southwest suburbs Forest Lake, Ellen Grove, Richlands, Inala, and Pallara infrastructure project:

Roads Network ResurfacingSuburbProposed $000
Grand AvenueForest Lake160
Joseph Banks AvenueForest Lake215
June CourtEllen Grove33
Muriel AvenueEllen Grove123
Pauline AvenueEllen Grove68
Wedgetail StreetInala161
Acer StreetInala49
Aquarius StreetInala60
Clematis StreetInala108
Goldfinch StreetInala182
Lepus StreetInala45
Magnolia StreetInala135
Wedgetail StreetInala161
Freeman RoadRichlands 503
Kimberley StreetRichlands 55
Blunder RoadPallara 278

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Congestion Busting ProjectsSuburbProposed $000
Inala Avenue at Blunder RoadInala 619
Progress Rd at Archerfield RdRichlands 540
Major Traffic Improvements – IntersectionsSuburbProposed $000
Azalea Street/Eugenia StreetInala 201
*Source: Annual Plan and Budget Brisbane City Council

Council will also allocate funds for the construction of dedicated river walks and bikeways. This will include a $1.6-million budget allocation to provide safer paths to schools and a $25.5-million investment on bikeway links in Nudgee, Murarrie, Wakerley and Wishart as well as the construction of Botanic Gardens Riverwalk.

Other fund allocations include the $24.6-million for the Wynnum Road corridor upgrade project and $24.8 million to complete the Murphy and Ellison roads roundabout upgrade in Geebung. Lastly, Council have also committed $40 million towards the construction of Lindum Open Level Crossing.