The Palaszczuk Government has committed $35 million in the 2023-24 budget to seriously look at the feasibility of the proposed Gympie Road Bypass. This project would see a congestion-busting road tunnel built underneath Gympie Road, linking Kedron and Carseldine with the existing tunnel network.
Fixing the Gympie Road gridlock is something I’ve been pushing for a long time. This project would get everyone travelling between Brisbane and the Northern Suburbs/Sunshine Coast off Gympie Road and give it back to the locals. Also, for those travelling between Carseldine and Kedron, they will be able to skip the traffic and 19 sets of lights, saving on travel time and fuel.
I am working hard to deliver this solution to Gympie Road’s painful traffic. The Northside deserves efficient and effective main roads that reduce congestion, rather than create it. The project would also seek to significantly improve public transport links across the northside.
The proposal is being led by the new entity North Brisbane Infrastructure, established through the Queensland Investment Corporation. This process will entail detailed transport modelling, technical assessment and financial analysis and will consider the interaction of the proposed tunnel with existing public transport in the area.
This is the simplest, most effective and least disruptive solution to Gympie Road gridlock.
Community consultation for this project is currently underway and accepting submissions until December 3rd. Have your say either online in a quick survey or attend one of the in-person listening posts being held across the northside. The online poll and information about the consultation process can be found here: northbrisbaneinfrastructure.com.au.