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In Mount Louisa QLD on “Lot Creation - One (1) into...” at 2 Karanya Street Mount Louisa QLD 4814:


NO; MI13/0042 & RC13/0096 Dear Sir, I find the traffic report
inconclusive of what is actually required to make the new main entrance intersection
of Banfield Drive operate in a safe and functional manner. With the
traffic report failing to directly investigate the Galway Court/ Banfield
Drive bus stop intersection. They have therefore, not had to highlight the
many traffic implications associated with it, and furthermore, not had to
justify it's practicality in terms of operating safely. The two comments
made in the traffic report on (page 26) 8-4-1 and mentioned again in
8-4-2, regarding Practically of Proposed Intersection Upgrade support this. The comment reads "In terms of positioning the proposed CHR(s) on Banfield
Drive, the bus stop and pedestrian crossing refuge on Banfield Drive requires
consideration" Does this mean the developer wants to remove the Galway
Court Bus Stop and Pedestrian Refuge Island? This leads me to believe
the developers intention is to make the Galway Court bus stop obsolete, so
the practicality of the new intersection can be implemented. When the
council approached UDP Consulting Engineers in correspondence dated 10 October,
2013. The council required further information in regards to Road Design,
which was: "The applicant must confirm that the proposed intersection upgrades
will not adversely impact on the existing bicycle and pedestrian routes along
Banfield Lane and that the location of the entrance road to the site from
Banfield Lane will not impact on existing bus stops". The engineers
have assured council in correspondence dated 24th October, 2013 that "The
existing bus stops would not be impacted by the location of the access to
the site by Banfield Drive" and "everything will be addressed in further
detail during the detailed design stage" With the traffic analyst
carrying out no direct investigations around this bus stop intersection, but
has in fact stated twice it needs further consideration. I am unsure how this
reply is supported. I feel the traffic report has not disclosed their
full intentions to public yet regarding Banfield Drive. I feel it is of the
public's right to be provided with a traffic report that clearly states all
changes needed to make this new intersection operate in a safe manner for
motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and bus users. I hereby ask the Karanya
Street application to be not approved until the public can be assured of full
details, and have the opportunity to further comment on. I, with other
community members would appreciate a group meeting to talk with you, to discuss
the many shortcomings the Galway Court and Banfield Drive intersection has.
As this intersection has not been directly addressed in the traffic report,
I feel it's imperative it gets addressed. I look forward to hearing
from you.

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