Gateway Upgrade North Project – transport, community and environment

Leanne Linard (Member for Nudgee), Mark Bailey (Minister for Transport & Main Roads) & Stirling Hinchliffe (Minister for Local Government)

L-R: Leanne Linard (Member for Nudgee), Mark Bailey (Minister for Transport & Main Roads) & Stirling Hinchliffe (Minister for Local Government)

This week B4C joined Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, other elected representatives, bike riders, Transurban, departmental officers and others at the official opening of the Gateway Upgrade North Project.

 

The Gateway Motorway North upgrade is a $1.143 billion investment between Nudgee and Deagon providing a critical transport corridor for road vehicles as well as bike and pedestrian facilities.

The project includes the “Compensatory Rehabilitation and Revegetation of Cabbage Tree Creek”. This is a big job of environmental recovery, rehabilitation and management and the Government selected B4C Landcare Services to undertake this work.

Fauna underpass, fencing and rehabilitation.

B4C Catchment Manager Wayne Cameron says the project will provide dividends to the local environment from a huge infrastructure project.

“We look forward to doing a first class job for the people of the Cabbage Tree Creek area, the Government and nature itself,” Wayne says.

Cabbage Tree Creek is a vital creek system in north Brisbane. It does not have a current Catchment Committee, but Brisbane Catchments Network is currently working on that.

Bank erosion at Cabbage Tree Creek

Bank erosion at Cabbage Tree Creek.

“B4C and community groups have to fight for the environment and this has been a great win for the community,” Wayne says.

“I sincerely thank those dedicated officers of the Department of Transport & Main Roads and Transurban – who also fought a battle to include comprehensive fauna movement solutions, bikeways, native landscaping and the big one at Cabbage Tree Creek.”

“Well done Premier and Transport Minister Mark Bailey for providing the environmental dividend. B4C will not let you, the community or the natural environment down.”

B4C has a strong track record of working with industry and government for positive environmental results.

Saltmarsh area at Cabbage Tree Creek that we will be rehabilitating

Saltmarsh area that B4C will be rehabilitating.

 

One Comment

  1. Good work Wayne. Northern Catchments Network and Cabbage Tree Creek Catchment Committee thank you for continuing the good work.

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