Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is delivering on his commitment to provide more active travel options across the city, with works to upgrade footpaths in Sunnybank Hills now complete.
Cr Quirk said Council had recently completed upgrades to footpaths along Acacia Place in Sunnybank Hills as part of a $29 million investment this financial year.
“Council is committed to ensuring our city is an active and vibrant place to live, work and visit, and this upgrade is just one way we’re working towards this vision,” Cr Quirk said.
“These upgrades make it easier for people to move about our city, and will encourage more people to head outdoors and make use of safer, more accessible surroundings.
“Council is also committed to making Brisbane a safe and accessible city, and ensuring our footpaths cater to prams, wheelchairs and mobility aids is an integral part of these upgrade projects.
“This is on top of Council’s record $100 million investment in road resurfacing this financial year, which will ensure more than 380 suburban streets are smoother and safer for all road users.”
Local Councillor Kim Marx said the $21,000 project was a small but extremely worthwhile project as a number of wheelchair bound residents wanted to be able to access Hellawell Road without having to travel on the street. The other issue with this street was the magnificient Acacia Palms along the route of the pathway. Council Officers undertook to protect the palms and reduce the maintenance of the palms by “strapping them” first then the pathway was designed to weave around the palm trees.
This is a good outcome for local residents and the beautiful palm trees after which the street is named.”