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Monday, 4 December 2017
Page: 12360

Mr VASTA (Bonner) (13:31): It has only been a month since I launched my petition to fix the Lindum Station crossing but, already, over 2,500 people have signed the petition. There has been an incredible outpouring of support from the Bayside community, and it goes to show just how badly local commuters and residents want a solution. Parents and students from Iona College know all too well the hazards the Lindum Station intersection poses. They and Iona Principal Father Michael Twigg have thrown their support behind the petition. Father Twigg says the crossing has been in need of an upgrade for decades and that Iona College wholeheartedly supports the campaign to fix the intersection.

I've also met with Wynnum Vikings AFL Club President Brendan Hodgkins and Vice-President Samantha Edmunds. They agree action is needed on the Lindum crossing. Samantha says the Vikings Field is located on Kianawah Road and many of the club's families have to use the dangerous and congested crossing. She says it has been a problem for years, and the time has come for a better solution. Last week, I met with Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner and Councillor Amanda Cooper, from Brisbane City Council, to discuss options going forward. I also look forward to working with the member for Lytton, Joan Pease—and I congratulate her on her recent re-election—to secure a commitment from the state government. I will be making it a priority to fight for joint government funding to fix the Lindum Station crossing once and for all.