$7 million for key road upgrade

Published 11:34am 3 July 2024

$7 million for key road upgrade
Words by Nick Crockford

Plans to upgrade a major Morayfield road have today received a $7 million boost.

The State Government has committed the cash for planning work on Buchanan Road to ease congestion at key points.

Funding comes from the Local Congestion Busting Program which targets bottle necks, especially at intersections.

It matches the $7 million pledge from Moreton Bay City Council, which is delivering the road upgrade project.

“This section of Buchanan Rd and William Berry Dr – between Morayfield Rd and the Bruce Highway – is a key route through the region and considered vital to accommodate the region’s projected growth over the coming years,” Transport Minister Bart Mellish said.

$7 million for key road upgrade

“We know transport is critically important in allowing people to get on with their lives – be it working in the city, dropping the kids at school, getting to and from medical appointments or making deliveries.

“It will also help support future jobs and prosperity, particularly in our regions.”

Mayor Peter Flannery said it was a “very welcome announcement”.

“I’d like to acknowledge the advocacy of (State Member for Morayfield) Mark Ryan, who has been instrumental in delivering this funding.

From left: Mark Ryan, Mayor Peter Flannery and Minister Bart Mellish on Buchanan Rd today

"Once built, this road upgrade will transform City of Moreton Bay, improving access to the existing community in Morayfield and opening up land for new housing including Waraba, to accommodate our rapidly growing population.

"It will also improve east-west connectivity to alleviate traffic congestion on the Bruce Highway.”

Mark Ryan, Queensland’s Police Minister, added: “Delivering enhanced transport infrastructure makes a real difference in the everyday lives of the people in this community.

“I advocated strongly for this project because it will provide on-going benefits for years to come.”

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