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The proposed road to ease heavy traffic congestion at the intersection of Logan and Klumpp Roads, Upper Mount Gravatt, may, with enough community support, be proven a worthwhile project for funding under a new Federal Government programme, announced Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta.

Councils will be able to apply for a share of the $126.8 million that has been made available under the new AusLink Strategic Programme; a programme designed to support worthwhile projects with proven outcomes that have the backing of local communities.

“This programme presents the perfect opportunity for members of the local Upper Mount Gravatt community to work with St Bernard’s School, Clairvaux Mackillop College and Brisbane City Council, to make sure something gets done about this busy intersection that for too long has just remained unaddressed,” said Mr Vasta.

“Today I was able to meet with Councillor Graham Quirk, representatives from the community and the Principals of St Bernard’s and Clairvaux Mackillop to discuss the road proposal which essentially aims to get parents off Logan and Klumpp Roads when they drop off and pick up their children from the two schools.”

“It’s a project that has already generated interest in the community because the intersection is so infamously well known to residents,” said Mr Vasta. “A number of locals have raised queries as to whether the proposed road would cut into the Roly Chapman Reserve but this isn’t the case.”

"While the proposed road would be developed on private land behind the two schools, it's a road that would ultimately remove the main source of congestion during peak hour times which is parents stopping and slowing to drop off and collect their children.

“If an application for the project is to be submitted under the AusLink Strategic Programme what we need now is more support from the community to show that this is an issue that has the backing of locals.

“I encourage anyone who wants to support the project or offer their feedback to contact my office on 3893 3488,” said Mr Vasta.

“I will be writing to Upper Mt Gravatt residents in the near future to clarify the

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proposal and seek their assistance,” he said.

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