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Traffic safety issues in King Arthur Terrace, Tennyson

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Gil Brooks
212/197 King Arthur Terrace

Total Signatures - 54

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 8/10/2013

Closing Date: 18/11/2013

Tabled Date: 19/11/2013

Responded By: Hon David Crisafulli MP on 17/12/2013

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House that in the interests of the safety of children, the elderly and all road users we, the residents of King Arthur Terrace, Tennyson, petition the Parliament to take certain actions aimed at reducing the very real danger facing children in this very popular section of King Arthur Terrace.

There is a real and immediate safety issue for children playing in the Ken Fletcher Park if they stray onto the roadway without realising it is a busy through-traffic road. This problem has recently been exasperated by the plan to straighten and upgrade this section of road and to build a unit for handicapped children at the entry into King Arthur Terrace at Fairfield Road.

We now have children-specific developments at both ends of King Arthur Terrace in addition to the large number of children of mixed ages who play at, or are coached at, the Tennis Centre.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House as the level of Government with primary responsibility for planning to:

  • Take the leading role in co-ordinating the safety aspects of this planning and implementation process;
  • Agree to close off the King Arthur Terrace outside the Tennis Centre or at least approve a much more effective strategy to the current plan that better protects our children; and
  • Include a plan to provide access to Tennyson Memorial Avenue as part of the overall plan to cater for the additional residents planned for this area.