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Julian SIMMONDS


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Easing Traffic Congestion

26 May, 2017 As part of my recent election commitment, I secured funding in the 2016/17 budget to undertake a corridor upgrade along Burbong Street, Chapel Hill in order to respond to community concerns over safety and to tackle traffic congestion. As a result, C... Read more
New Year welcomes more bus services across Brisbane
25 January, 2016 A range of new and improved bus services are about to be introduced to boost commuter convenience, with the first of four initiatives to start next Monday when morning peak bus routes are redirected through Legacy Way. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said five morning peak bus services would be redirecte... Read more
Legacy Way delivers ratepayers $60.7m cost saving
30 November, 2015 Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has announced the congestion busting Legacy Way tunnel has been completed with a saving to ratepayers of $60.7 million, coming in with a final project cost of $1.4857 billion, compared to the original budget of 1.5464 billion. Cr Quirk said the final project costs were inc... Read more
Successful trial delivers bus travel through Legacy Way
30 November, 2015 Brisbane City Council will re-route additional inbound morning peak period bus services from the western suburbs through Legacy Way from 25 January next year, following the overwhelming success of a trial to cut travel times and boost commuter convenience. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Council wou... Read more
Contractor announced for congestion-busting Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade
24 November, 2015 Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today announced Lendlease as the preferred contractor to design and build Council’s latest major congestion-busting infrastructure project, the Kingsford Smith Drive upgrade. Cr Quirk said the appointment would deliver the best outcomes both for Brisbane motorists, p... Read more
Legacy Way & TransApex projects cut travel times
12 October, 2015 Motorists are enjoying faster travel times since the opening of Legacy Way with travel times reductions of up to 31 per cent on Milton Road and almost 70 per cent for vehicles using the new tunnel since it opened in late June. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the 4.6km tunnel that connects the Wester... Read more
Route P443 now via Legacy Way and the Inner Northern Busway
08 July, 2015 On Monday 29 June, route P443 began travelling from Moggill and Kenmore to the city via Legacy Way and the Inner Northern Busway as part of a trial. If you're travelling inbound as part of your morning commute, P443 services will now run express to the city from Chapel Hill via Moggill Road, the ... Read more
Legacy Way Tunnel Open to Public
25 June, 2015 Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announced today that the Legacy Way tunnel will open to traffic from 9:00pm tonight. Construction on the 4.6km Legacy Way tunnel commenced in 2011, and provides an alternative route for traffic travelling between the Western Freeway and the ICB. Legacy way is part of the Co... Read more
Legacy Way walk-through event
05 May, 2015 Legacy Way is opening soon and to celebrate the completion, I would like to invite you to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience inside the tunnel. Council will host a family-friendly walk through Legacy Way before it opens, featuring entertainment such as a jumping castle, face painting and ... Read more
Final road surface being laid in Legacy Way
17 March, 2015 Asphalt is now being installed along Brisbane’s award-winning Legacy Way tunnel, paving the next step towards to the project’s completion. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said road surfacing was one of the last fit-out activities on the project before the focus on-site moved towards system-test... Read more
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