A Priority for James Martin MP

Investing in Roads and Public Transport

From the removal of Kuraby Crossing to new local bus stops, delivering better public transport and local roads is a high priority for me. 

Removal of Kuraby Crossing

The Palaszczuk Government has announced funding for the removal of the Kuraby Level Crossing on Beenleigh Rd.

This is a huge win for our community which will improve safety, ease traffic congestion and make travel times on our roads faster.

It’s been delivered as part of the $1.2billion Logan to Gold Coast Faster Rail Project which includes upgrades to Kuraby train station. 

The track between Kuraby and Beenleigh stations will be duplicated from two to four, delivering faster and more frequent trains for local commuters. 

With an extra 1.2 million people expected to live in South-East Queensland by 2036, services like these are very important.

This is a project I am passionate about and I am thrilled it is being delivered.

These upgrades will create a more efficient local transport network and make travelling on our roads safer and faster for all who use them.

I would like to thank the Kuraby community and Graham Perrett MP for supporting our efforts to have the crossing removed.

The latest advice from Transport and Main Roads is that they are still working through community feedback on the initial design of the project and will have a final design ready this year.

The Palaszczuk Government is delivering $3.5 billion worth of rail projects that will transform our train network to support our growing state. This includes the new Cross River Rail, which is due to be completed in 2024.

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Kuraby Crossing Removal

Illaweena St / Beaudesert Road intersection upgrades

I’m pleased to say that after a successful campaign with the late Duncan Pegg to keep Illaweena St open, we have invested $30million to upgrade the intersection with Beaudesert Rd. 

The upgraded Illaweena St/Beaudesert Rd intersection will have safer pedestrian access, a dedicated bikeway, extra lanes, and several extended turning lanes. 

The upgrades will improve traffic flow to make it easier for mums and dads to do school pickups and drop offs. It will also reduce the time it takes for people to get to work.

Delivered: New bus stops for Stretton Gardens Retirement Village

I’m proud to have helped deliver new bus stops in Stretton to ensure elderly residents can access public transport closer to home.

The new bus stop is now operational right outside the Stretton Gardens Retirement Estate.

The 130 Bus to the city now departs every 10 minutes and means elderly residents no longer have to walk 800 metres to get to the bus.

Good public transport options like this helps keep seniors connected to their community and prevents social isolation, making it vitally important.

I want to recognise the hard work of residents at Stretton Gardens who campaigned for many years with Duncan Pegg for these services.

I am proud to have worked with Palaszczuk Government Transport Minister Mark Bailey to deliver this huge win for our community!

New bus stops at Stretton State College

Stretton State College students can also now hop on and off the 130 bus from right outside their campus. 

This new stop has helped reduce traffic levels outside the school and make it much easier for students to travel to and from school each day.

The 130 bus route has been extended further so that more areas in Calamvale and Stretton are serviced. 

As part of the project, traffic facilities along Gowan Rd and Illaweena St have been improved. A new signalised left turn lane from Gowan Rd onto Illaweena St has been introduced, as well as a signalised pedestrian crossing on Illaweena St. Safety improvements to the line marking have also been made, as well as improved cycling facilities.

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