Redland City Mayor Karen Williams and Member for Capalaba Don Brown have joined forces to call on the State Government to undertake a business case into the delivery of the long awaited Eastern Busway to Capalaba in 2019.
Mayor Karen Williams said she had asked Mr Brown to sponsor her petition to the State Parliament calling for them to prepare a full strategic business case for delivering the Eastern Busway to Capalaba through Building Queensland with capacity to extend and connect to Victoria Point.
“This petition will provide residents with the chance to tell the government how important the Eastern Busway is for their daily commute and I thank Mr Brown for standing up for the city by supporting the petition,” Cr Williams said.
“Extending the Eastern Busway to Capalaba has been spoken about for a number of years and is an important project to help with traffic congestion in and out of the Redlands.
“While an Eastern Busway is not currently included in his government’s SEQ regional plan, it is comforting that Mr Brown is willing to put his name to this petition to call for a business case to be completed by Building Queensland to investigate the long awaited project for the Capalaba community.
Cr Williams said delivering the Eastern Busway to Capalaba had the potential to bring the Brisbane Metro to the Redlands.
“Once we have the business case, we will be able to see the full cost and benefits of the project and apply for Infrastructure Australia funding.”
Member for Capalaba Don Brown said, “It’s great to be working alongside Mayor Williams to advocate for our city.
“An Eastern Busway would build upon the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to public transport. We are committed to delivering the $25 million Eastern Transitway which will improve travel times for Redlands bus commuters to Brisbane City and help pave the way for an Eastern Busway.
“This is in addition to the $5.4b Cross River Rail project which will deliver trains every 6 minutes in peak hour and save commuters 14 minutes into Brisbane City, as well as, our Fairer Fares reform, which saves workers travelling from Redlands to Brisbane city $800 per year,” Don Brown said.
We encourage all residents to get online to sign and share the petition.