COMMUNITY FEEDBACK

Council undertook a formal community engagement process in the second half of 2013.

Engagement for the planning phase of the project is now complete. Community feedback on the project was generally positive, with the projectís benefits understood and the proposed route supported by the wider community.

The top five themes emerging during the community engagement program are outlined below, along with a response from the project team.

 

ITEM ISSUES RESPONSE
“Five Ways” reconfiguration Safe access into and out of the local area and additional traffic using local streets (eg. Montauban Street) resulting from the closure of Glebe Road to traffic at the Five Ways. The scope of the Stage 1 works for the Norman Street Bridge will need to include the provision of traffic signals at the intersection of Brisbane Road/Gibbon Street/Montauban Street (and associated turning lanes on Brisbane Road). These works were included in the Brisbane Road Traffic Management Study undertaken by the Department of Transport and Main Roads in the mid-1990s.
Lennon Lane Safety and drainage issues as a result of additional traffic use. Traffic volumes on Lennon Lane are expected to increase as a result of the Norman Street Bridge. This is due to the driveway access for the child care centre at 35 Lawrence Street having to be relocated to Lennon Lane because of the level of the new bridge. The scope of Stage 1 works for the Norman Street Bridge will need to include safety and drainage treatments along Lennon Lane. Works to include kerb and channel, lighting, speed controls, parking restrictions and drainage capacity improvements.
Kendall Street and York Street Safety and noise issues as a result of additional traffic use. As part of the Stage 1 works of the Norman Street Bridge, there is potential for non-local traffic to use Kendall Street and York Street as a short-cut when travelling between Chermside Road and Brisbane Road (eastbound). A Local Area Traffic Management Scheme (ie. traffic calming) will need to be considered for the Kendall Street precinct as part of the Stage 1 works (subject to community consultation).
Property access along Jacaranda Street and Lawrence Street Jacaranda Street and Lawrence Street residents’ access restrictions as a result of the proposed median on the future four-lane roads and subsequent additional driving distance required to perform U-turns. During the detailed design phase of the project, the provision of U-turns will need to be considered at the proposed signalised intersections at Pine Street, Cotton Street and Cook Street. The merits of a separate ‘mid-block’ U-turn facility on Jacaranda Street will also need to be considered between Cook Street and Cotton Street to minimise local trip distances.
Noise and lighting impacts Property and liveability impacts (such as traffic noise and lighting issues) for residents within the corridor. Site-specific noise and lighting mitigation treatments will need to be considered during the detailed design phase of the project. Landscaping buffers and acoustic treatments to dwellings are preferred to noise fences or walls.

 

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