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by | Jul 25, 2021 | Community, Political

Belivah Creek causeway to catch a lift on Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road upgrade

Member for Logan Linus Power said design has started on a plan to raise the Belivah Creek causeway and improve safety on a 750 metre stretch of Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road between Stubbin Street and Armstrong Road.

Member for Logan Linus Power said Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road was one of the busiest rural arterial roads in Queensland, serving as a major tourist, transport, and freight route.

“The Palaszczuk Government is investing $10 million as part of our COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan to make this road safer and more accessible, particularly during heavy rain,” Mr Power said.

“Belivah Creek causeway is often at risk of closure during rain, so the causeway will reduce that risk significantly.

“Works will also start next month to build a higher causeway over Howard Creek at Wongawallan, so we’re investing in significant upgrades to improve key roads that our community relies on.”

Member for Macalister Melissa McMahon said the Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road project had been bought forward in a $400 million COVID-19 roads stimulus package announced by the Palaszczuk Government last year.

“That package was put together to pump extra funding into road projects across Queensland, and support local jobs,” Ms McMahon said.

“TMR is also finalising designs for a separate $10 million upgrade on Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road between Milne Street and Tallagandra Road in Mount Warren Park, so there is significant funding being invested to make this key road safer and more flood resilient.”

Ms McMahon said the upgrade between Stubbin Street and Armstrong Road would also cater for bike riders and crossing wildlife.

“The road shoulder will be widened to provide space for bike riders, while new guardrail and line-marking, and safer entry and exit points onto Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road are all part of the project.

“A new fauna crossing proposed to enable koalas and other native wildlife to safely cross and TMR is also looking at installing baffles in the Belivah Creek culvert to slow water flow and assist fish in their journey upstream to reproduce.”

A flyer will be sent to local residents and businesses later this month seeking feedback on the proposals.

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