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Park Ridge Connector

Overview:

The Park Ridge Connector (PRC) preserved transport corridor will connect planned future communities at Park Ridge, Flagstone and Yarrabilba to services and employment.

While a new road will not be required for 20 years or more, it is important to preserve the corridor now so that more dense development in Park Ridge, resulting from the Logan City Council’s Structure Plan, can be catered for.

Location:

The PRC corridor is located between Wembley Road, Browns Plains and Granger Road, Park Ridge.

Benefits:

The PRC will benefit south-east Queensland and local areas by:

  • increasing road network efficiency
  • improving access
  • relieving congestion
  • providing links and connectivity.
Regions:
South Coast Region

Project info

The PRC Corridor Preservation Study aimed to identify and preserve land for a future transport corridor, through technical investigations and community consultation. The Queensland government announced the preservation of the PRC corridor in March 2013.

Park Ridge Connector Corridor Map

Strategic planning and partnering

Future growth in the region will see large new urban communities, enterprise precincts and major activity centres established at Park Ridge, Yarrabilba, Flagstone and Bromelton. This development will increase pressure on the transport network and will require new road, rail and bus networks.

The future PRC is one of the responses to meet the challenge of this increasing transport demand.

The need for a new road corridor connecting the Park Ridge area has been identified in the SEQ Regional Plan 2009-31 and Connecting SEQ 2031, a strategic transport plan that outlines the long-term transport needs for the south-east Queensland region. These documents identify the PRC as a vital part of the wider network, servicing growth in industrial, commercial and residential developments.

It is important to preserve the corridor now, even though a new road will not be required for 20 years or more, so that future development can be planned around it, particularly in the Park Ridge development area.

Planning Partnership

The department and Logan City Council are working in partnership to achieve a coordinated planning approach for the area. This planning integrates state government strategic transport planning with local government transport and land use planning.

This partnership between state and local government aims to optimise the road network in relation to the Logan Motorway, Mount Lindesay Highway, Browns Plains Road and other strategic road links.

Project needs

The future PRC will:

  • provide connectivity for residential and industrial development in Park Ridge and the southern Logan area, linking to nearby centres like Browns Plains and Logan Central as well as the Gateway and Logan Motorways
  • help relieve future congestion on local roads, and state-controlled Mount Lindesay Highway and Wembley Road
  • provide a safer, more efficient route for heavy vehicles travelling into and out of the Crestmead Industrial Estate
  • provide connectivity from the Park Ridge area to the Port of Brisbane to allow for the future growth of industrial traffic from Crestmead Industrial Estate.

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Contact details

Email: parkridgeconnector@tmr.qld.gov.au

Phone: 1800 799 824

Post:
Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 442
Nerang Qld 4211

Community info

Consultation on the proposed corridor location (August – September 2012)

The department undertook consultation to gather feedback from the local community and surrounds about the proposed location of the PRC corridor, running parallel with the existing power line easement and east of Logan Metro Indoor Sport Centre.

The consultation began in August 2012, with the first month focused on direct consultation with affected property owners and key stakeholders to obtain feedback and answer questions. Public consultation took place in September 2012 and included two staffed community information sessions, website updates, static displays and a telephone survey.

Feedback gathered during the consultation period informed the decision to preserve a corridor for the PRC.

Consultation on the refined area of interest (October – December 2011)

From 18 October to 31 December 2011, the department and Logan City Council undertook community consultation on a refined area of interest to identify a future corridor location for the Park Ridge Connector. Information about this process is contained in the Engagement Activity Snapshot.

The refined area of interest for the Park Ridge Connector was developed by working in close consultation with a Community Stakeholder Reference Group, along with input from technical analysis.

More detail on the technical analysis is contained in the Park Ridge Connector Review of Environmental Factors Overview and Park Ridge Connector Review of Environmental Factors Technical Report.

Community Stakeholder Reference Group

A Community Stakeholder Reference Group was established at the start of the Park Ridge Connector study. The members represented community interests from a business, social and environmental perspective, ensuring a balance and diverse range of views across the area of interest.

The group informed the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) by drawing on the knowledge, opinions and resources available to representatives of stakeholder groups, whose interests may be affected by the location of the Park Ridge Connector.

The group played a key role in identifying core community values, which have assisted the department and Logan City Council to identify a possible location for the PRC.

Latest news

Park Ridge Connector corridor approved

The Minister for Transport and Main Roads has approved the preservation of a future transport corridor for the Park Ridge Connector.

The preserved corridor will be included in the Logan City Council Planning Scheme and the Park Ridge Structure Plan.

As the road is not required for another 20 years or more, departmental activity in the meantime will be limited to the management of the preservation of the corridor.

Contact us:

Email: parkridgeconnector@tmr.qld.gov.au

Phone: 1800 799 824*

Write: Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 442
Nerang QLD 4211

Information about the Park Ridge Connector is available in foreign languages by calling the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450 and quoting ‘1800 799 824’.*

Information about the Park Ridge Connector is available for people with a hearing impairment by contacting the National Relay Service (NRS) on 133 677 and quoting ‘1800 799 824’.*

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Last updated
20 September 2016