Safer footpath for Hamilton residents
Posted on Monday, 2 April, 2012
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is getting on with the job of making Brisbane’s footpaths safer and more accessible by delivering another key suburban infrastructure upgrade.
Work is about to start on a $36,000 upgrade on Allen Street, Hamilton as part of a record $35 million spend on footpaths this year.
The Quirk Administration have more than doubled spending on footpath maintenance to $26 million in the last three years.
On top of this, we have also ramped up spending on new footpaths to $9 million each year so Brisbane residents will start to notice more and more new footpaths around the city.
This is all part of the Lord Mayor’s plan to make Brisbane a more open and accessible city, delivering vital infrastructure projects for our suburbs and providing attractive alternatives for active travel.
The Lord Mayor had also allocated $2 million in the 2011/12 Budget in support of Council’s 12 flying gangs, enabling them to get on with the job of fixing cracked footpaths quickly.
Work is expected to be complete by mid-April, weather permitting.
Picture: Councillor McLachlan and Lord Mayor Graham Quirk with Mr Webber of Oxford Street and the recent footpath upgrade in Oxford Street.