New pedestrian crossing for Newport shopping centre

Published 5:00am 22 November 2022

New pedestrian crossing for Newport shopping centre
Words by Jodie Powell

A pedestrian crossing will be built on Lakeview Promenade at Newport to service the newly opened supermarket in the Newport Marketplace.

Residents from the Levande Newport retirement village had called for a new crossing, with a petition signed by 118 people tabled at the October 26 meeting of Moreton Bay Regional council.

“We the undersigned would like a pedestrian crossing installed on Lakeview Promenade to allow pedestrians to cross the road safely to the new shopping centre development,” the petition, tabled by Cr Sandra Ruck (Div 5), said.

“The road is very busy and we are residents of a retirement village and feel it is dangerous with the amount of traffic, the speed at which they travel and some very hoonish behaviour at times.”

Council response

Moreton Bay Regional Council chief executive officer Greg Chemello responded to the petition at last week’s council meeting, tabling a letter of reply.

“Council officers have investigated your request for an upgraded pedestrian facility at Lakeview Promenade to improve pedestrian safety and amenity when accessing Newport Marketplace,” Mr Chemello’s letter said.

“Based on an onsite inspection and desktop review, an upgraded crossing facility is supported at this location and has been listed for future delivery under Council’s Pedestrian Safety Improvement Program.

“The project is currently in the planning phase with design to commence in 2023/2024 and delivery in 2024/2025 pending budget deliberations, available funding and further engineering investigations.”

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