Kenmore Bypass Planning Study enters final stage

06.11.08 As I write this, I have just returned from the latest Kenmore Bypass Community Reference Group meeting on which I sit as a representative of the local business community and a passionate local resident. Many of you would by now have received “Newsletter 2” from Main Roads regarding the Kenmore Bypass Planning Study, which outlines some suggested options for the road should the State Government decide they wish to build one. If you haven’t got a copy, please email me and I will send you one by return email. Within this document are outlined some suggested options from the Main Roads Planning Team, and an open invitation for community feedback and consultation. Locally, there will Public Displays with staff on hand to answer any queries at Kenmore Village on Thursday 6th November (4pm-7pm) and Saturday 8th November (10am-1pm) and Indooroopilly Shopping Centre on Thursday 13th and 20th November (4pm-7pm) and Saturday 15th and 22nd November (10am-1pm). There will also be a permanent unstaffed display at Indooroopilly Public Library from Thursday 6th November until Friday 12th December (9am-4:30pm daily). If you can’t make it to one of the displays, please feel free to contact me directly and I will try to answer any queries you may have. As I reported to you a month or so ago, the planning team have conducted a wide variety of studies covering areas such as flora and fauna, air quality, noise, soil and geology, visual impact, water quality, cultural heritage, hydrology and hydraulics and social assessments and land use planning. It’s a very comprehensive process designed to try and develop the best possible solution for the area. But remember that this is just a planning study, and that at this stage there is no commitment and no funds to build this road. I would strongly encourage all residents to try and attend one of the public displays and make commentary on what could be the most important piece of infrastructure in this area in coming years. Until next week….. Gerard Baden-Clay