House debates

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Statements by Members

Bonner Electorate: Infrastructure

1:41 pm

Photo of Ross VastaRoss Vasta (Bonner, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I'm happy to share that the Lindum crossing safety upgrades are getting underway. I have been fighting for these upgrades since 2017, when over 7,000 locals in Bonner signed my petition to fix Lindum crossing. We were successful, and in 2019 the federal government committed $85 million to this worthy project. Brisbane City Council have also come to the table with $40 million to fix Lindum crossing. We are moving forward with the first stage of the level crossing safety upgrades thanks to $1 million from our federal funds.

The immediate safety upgrade to the Lindum crossing will include the installation of new and extended median islands as well as new on-road line markings and resurfacing, with works beginning at the end of November. The second stage will utilise $10 million of our government's $85 million commitment to this project, with plans currently being finalised and the upgrade due next year. These upgrades have been a long time coming, but the good news is they are now underway. We are motoring ahead with these project upgrades and making sure that we fix Lindum once and for all.