Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle has called on the Beerwah community to band together to put the spotlight on a dangerous intersection bordering one of the area’s prominent primary schools.
Last week Mr McArdle met with concerned residents at the intersection of Old Gympie Rd/Peachester Rd, out the front of Beerwah State School.
“There is no school crossing or a set of traffic lights allowing people, in particular school children, to cross safely,” Mr McArdle said.
“Something needs to be done about this intersection before someone is seriously hurt.”
Mr McArdle is urging local residents to contact his office and express their concerns in writing via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“What we also need is someone who is willing to put their hand up to become a principal petitioner and start a petition urging authorities to act on this intersection.
“As the local member for the area I am more than happy to help do this by sponsoring the petition and lodging it in Parliament.”
Mr McArdle recently helped the community rally over a notorious intersection at Landsborough, Steve Irwin Way/Hardwood Rd and Railway St, resulting in the Department of Transport and Main Roads announcing it would fast-track the installation of traffic lights at the intersection by two years, with construction set to start early next year.
Flooding on the corner of Old Gympie and Peachester Roads, Beerwah
Although seldom spoken about this is probably the main reason why traffic lights have not been installed on the corner of Old Gympie and Peachester Roads, Beerwah (near Beerwah State School), where there is a dangerous pedestrian crossing.