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.
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.
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.
Phone: 1800 799 824
Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 442
Nerang Qld 4211
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.
Phone: 1800 799 824*
Write: Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 442
Nerang QLD 4211
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