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Monday, 1 September 2014
Page: 9297


Mr HOWARTH (Petrie) (16:29): Last month a petition was handed to the Brisbane City Council calling for improvements to the corner of the Lacey Road and Beams Road intersection in Carseldine. The peak hour traffic heading in both directions on Beams Road is heavy and cars on Lacey Road wanting to turn right into Beams Road towards Gympie Road have to compete with this heavy traffic. This has caused numerous accidents over the years and a cry from locals for this notorious intersection to be upgraded.

I call upon the Brisbane City Council to ensure that this intersection is given a high priority. As the local federal member of parliament, I have asked for Black Spot funding to fix the problem. In addition, the Liberal National governments have already upgraded the Telegraph Road overpass, which is great for Bracken Ridge, Bald Hills and other suburbs in the southern end of my electorate. The federal government is working hard to improve the Bruce Highway and we are seeing major improvements in main roads around the Petrie electorate, which is helping to get local traffic moving and to make people's journeys faster, easier and, most importantly, safer.