Making it safer and easier to get to school in Newmarket

I have always been committed to improving safe access to our local schools. That is why I am proud to have delivered so much for Newmarket State School and will ensure even more improvements are delivered for this community in the future.

I have secured funding in the 2023-24 Budget to deliver even more safety improvements around Newmarket State School.

Council will deliver a new footpath on Kate St formalising an important pedestrian connection from Trackson St to Enoggera Rd. Works are also scheduled to reconstruct the footpath on Enoggera Rd from Erneton St to Alderson St to maintain safe active travel connections to the school.

This follows significant upgrades delivered over many financial years including:

  • First Speed Awareness Monitor (SAM) sign in Brisbane installed on Banks St
  • Dedicated SAM signs at the school zone
  • Speed reduction during school peak on Enoggera Rd
  • Installation of new school zone road markings on Banks St and Kate St
  • Footpath and kerb ramp improvements along Banks St to improve pedestrian access
  • Relocating existing crossing point and kerb ramps near Braeside Tce to provide a safer alternative
  • Extending existing concrete median island on Braeside Tce to deter vehicles attempting illegal and unsafe manoeuvres into Graham St
  • Installing concrete splitter islands on Graham St to formalise left-in, left-out only turning movements, and provide a safe crossing opportunity for pedestrians
  • Installing new yellow No Stopping lines and upgrading road markings on Banks St, Braeside Tce, Graham St and View St, to ensure access, sight lines and safety is maintained for all road users
  • Installing pavement stickers to remind students to look left and right before crossing the street
  • Installing pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Kate St and Banks St
  • Reinstalling and widening the paths at the front of the school on Banks St and Enoggera Rd; and
  • The first two stages of the footpath upgrade and improvement on Enoggera Rd.

Although significant work has already been completed, I am always looking for ways to improve Newmarket to make it safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists around schools. Nearby, I have asked Council’s Transport Planning and Operations team to investigate possible safety improvements to address concerns across Enoggera Rd at Alderson St, Newmarket.

Making it easier and safer for our community to access local schools is part of my ongoing commitment to improve our suburbs and make Enoggera Ward an even better place to live.

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