Questions for BCC Tennyson Ward Candidates

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The speed limit through Corinda is now 40km/hr but many drivers ignore the speed limit and this causes its own safety problems.  Would any of the candidates support physical traffic calming methods through Corinda, such as narrowing the lanes from two each way to one each way, roundabouts or mini-roundabouts, or switchback lanes? 

Linda Conrad

Mon, 17/02/2020 - 15:46

I’m concerned about the overdevelopment of the area from Chelmer to Oxley and elsewhere in Tennyson Ward. What is your view on this issue?

Linda Conrad

Mon, 17/02/2020 - 15:47

I’m concerned about the loss of green space and bushland to housing or business development.  What is your view on this issue?


Linda Conrad

Mon, 17/02/2020 - 15:49

There have been many accidents at the corner of Clara and Clewley Streets in Corinda.  It is a highly used intersection, especially when people are heading to (or leaving) St Joseph’s, Coles and the Corinda Bowls Club/Nosworthy Park.  When drivers stop their cars to give way on Clewley to Clara Street drivers, it is frequently impossible to see because of parking on the street. Introducing a stop sign instead of a ‘give way’ has also been suggested, but coming to a full stop still does not allow seeing beyond parked cars to learn whether a car is coming. What is your view of introducing a 4-way stop at the corner of Clewley and Clara?    Would you advocate for this solution?


Sun, 01/03/2020 - 13:15

Forwarded from 'Eucalyptus':

A big tick to Brisbane City Council for traffic calming measures implemented to date. For example, reducing the speed limit to 40km/hr (previously 60km/hr) along the shopping precinct in Oxley Road Corinda and for the 40km/hr limit along Dewar Terrace Corinda, and for the now standard 40km/hr limit alongside our schools, as well as the 40km/hr limit in the CBD.

Further traffic calming measures should be implemented throughout our suburban roads, most urgent locally as follows;

  • Reducing speed limit to 40km/hr along our busy shopping precincts - Honour Avenue Graceville (currently 60km/hr) and Sherwood Road Sherwood (between the rail crossing and Oxley Road- currently 50km/hr).
  • Lowering speed limit from 60km/hr to 50km/hr along local suburban roadways, which are generally not wide with mostly one lane each way and with barely room for road side parking - along the lengths of Honour Avenue and Graceville Avenue, and along Oxley Road (from Walter Taylor bridge to the rail underpass in Corinda).
  • Consideration should be given to lowering speed limit to 40km/hr (from 50km/hr) on all non main roads - for example along the length of Laurel Avenue, Berry / Fraser Streets and all side-streets.

The science is very simple, a vehicle travelling at 60km/hr has over two times the kinetic energy and hence can cause over two times the damage in an accident compared to a vehicle travelling at 40km/hr. Lower speed limits will make a small difference if any to our travel time, but will make a big improvement to road safety.


Sun, 01/03/2020 - 13:16

Forwarded from 'Eucalyptus':

The Queensland Government proposal for a second road bridge across the Brisbane river at Indooroopilly next to the existing Walter Taylor road bridge is of concern to local residents. A second road bridge would release a flood of traffic onto Oxley Road, an unsafe and unhealthy outcome for our local community.

The result would be more road traffic and traffic jams on Oxley Road as well as increase in greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.

Surely outcomes not to be advocated by any Local or State Government. Hopefully the Brisbane City Council will resist this community and environmentally unfriendly proposal. 

Linda Conrad

Fri, 06/03/2020 - 20:44

Today a resident of Tennyson Ward whom I met at Coles, where the 'Meet the Candidates' session was being publicised,  asked if I would post the following question for candidates on the WTSAG site:

'What suggestions do you have for ensuring an indigenous voice on Brisbane City Council, and (in relation to any party you may represent), what ideas do you have for ensuring an indigenous voice at other levels of government?'