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To: Moreton Bay Regional Council

SUPPORT OPTION G WEST PETRIE BYPASS OR HAVE A 4 LANE ROAD AT YOUR DOOR

SUPPORT OPTION G WEST PETRIE BYPASS OR HAVE A 4 LANE ROAD AT YOUR DOOR

Dear Moreton Bay Regional Councillors, I agree with your unanimous decision to support Option G West Petrie Bypass. This is a critical Regional issue for all residents and you as our elected representatives.

With Option G West Petrie Bypass I understand the bridge span over the North Pine River would deliver a direct non stop bypass through the area with 80kph speed and no traffic lights. It would prevent water back up, surrounding properties will not be flooded. It is great to hear that the bridge across Sideling Creek would be of sufficient size not to affect wildlife or property in the area as the wildlife corridor would be preserved underneath the high bridge.

I believe that this is the only viable option to avoid a requirement for numerous sets of traffic lights, a division of the French's Forest, North Pine and Petrie on Pine residential developments.

Now with the volumes of traffic that are travelling from the Northern part of Moreton Bay Regional Council and beyond, to travel down Beeville Road, Andrew Petrie Drive and then through a residential area and Tweedale Reserve, with many sets of traffic lights, noise and air pollution, time and wear and tear on vehicles - this would not be supported by local residents or the majority of the travelling public.

The Pine Rivers Bridge at the entrance to the Gateway has traffic backlogging for some kilometres. All that is required on that road is an accident and the traffic then has to find alternate routes which is generally the option to travel down Anzac Ave or Beeville Road to Youngs Crossing.

To date it appears that the majority of residents are only hearing one side of the story and if they understood the implications if Option B was to go ahead there would be nothing but frustrated drivers and residents.

I fully support the Moreton Bay Regional Council's decision to propose Option G West Petrie Bypass.

Why is this important?

The Option G West Petrie Bypass offers:
• Direct travel route with no stops
• Highest reduction of congestion
• Highest road capacity improvement
• Highest improvement to road safety
• Connected road links
• Does not traverse existing built up residential areas
• Improved flood immunity
• Closure of Youngs Crossing not required for construction
• Moderate comparative cost
• Staged construction options
• Limited property acquisitions required
Option G is the most appropriate option for this bypass. Please support Moreton Bay Council's decision to implement Option G

Detailed MBRC web site is at the following address
http://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/general.aspx?id=118793

Map showing route and impact through Old Petrie Town and surrounds [PDF 625KB]
http://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/uploadedFiles/common/projects/west-petrie-bypass-route.pdf

GHD Refined Report
http://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/uploadedFiles/common/projects/WestPetrie-OptionG-Report.pdf

Community Update #2
http://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/uploadedFiles/common/projects/WestPetrieBypass-CommunityUpdate2.pdf

How it will be delivered

Sign the petition electronically on the right. Send a copy of the email to your friends and ask them to sign as well to support the council in their decision. Make sure everyone on your household individually signs up!

We will email the petition, deliver the signatures in person and also hold a community group meeting and invite local councillors and our local MP.

Updates

2014-02-22 07:33:17 +1100

500 signatures reached

2013-09-25 20:42:30 +1000

Almost 500 signatures on line now and hundreds on paper. We are planning to submit the petition to council next week. If you have any sheets then please email the campaign hotmail account to let us now where to collect them from.

Thanks

2013-08-23 18:35:41 +1000

Agree with Adam D's comments above regarding a very misleading flyer that went out this week. Let's just keep our agenda clean and to the point - we all want a bypass and that is option G.

2013-08-18 07:29:51 +1000

Council's latest July update (see above) is very good news and I confirm we have received a letter from the mayor stating council's decision to build option G remains resolute.

We need to make sure we support them and as we are preparing to hand in our petition soon, the more the better - please pass out the the out the word to sign today! We have a growing population giving their views now and thanks to you all.

2013-08-15 22:25:57 +1000

Thanks to the MBRC Counsellors for their continuing work to build the true bypass at option G. July council meetings confirm the ongoing intent to take phase 1 along the original route.

2013-08-10 12:49:18 +1000

Fabulous turnout this morning everyone and thanks to all of us for the show of solidarity.

As we all know this topic is about each resident having the opportunity to give their view and so it comes down to the old fashioned values of thinking about the personal impact on each of us. That's the real deal here.

Keep spreading the word. See you at the Dayboro Road Andrew Petrie Drive roundabout tomorrow at 10am.

2013-08-07 23:32:27 +1000

Amazing support everyone and thank you to us all!

Meeting Saturday morning at 10am the bottom of Andrew Petrie Drive (as lots of open space) and we can also get residents passing by to "notice something is happening." Reason for the meet is to actually touch base with each other, swap numbers, actually sign a petition as well, pass out petition sheets to take away and get more signatures amongst us, and take some photos as well to send to the press to show that we have something to say! (Happy to not have faces for anyone who prefers that)

We have boards we can write on and put up locally perhaps main traffic flow areas to attract attention.

Really happy to get everyone's view on what we need to do next - we got this up and running but are not experts!

Annie and I will also be camped out for a few hours Sunday morning.

See you then!

2013-08-07 19:50:00 +1000

DICTIONARY DEFINITION OF A BYPASS
A bypass is a road or highway that avoids or "bypasses" a built-up area, town, or village, to let through traffic flow without interference from local traffic, to reduce congestion in the built-up area, and to improve road safety.

2013-08-05 22:45:03 +1000

100 signatures reached

2013-08-05 08:06:39 +1000

50 signatures reached

2013-08-03 23:55:02 +1000

25 signatures reached

2013-08-03 09:44:14 +1000

official email address is [email protected]

2013-08-01 19:59:34 +1000

We are now commencing a strong campaign and looking for people who can deliver leaflets door to door and also have residents sign a petition as well as complete this on line survey. The option B group are very active now and we need to start a really strong campaign to head this off as soon as possible. Please pass this site and the email to everyone you know and ask them to support us and the MBR Council decision for option G.

2013-07-23 21:34:52 +1000

10 signatures reached