Posted October 09, 2018 05:00:00 Urban asphalt anchors will be installed on South-Eastern Queensland streets, which are now the mainstay of the Queensland Government’s urban transport network, as part of the Government’s $50 million urban transport infrastructure investment.
The state Government will spend $15 million on the new anchors, which will be mounted to a surface covering.
Urban anchors have long been part of Queensland’s urban planning.
In 2014, the State Government awarded a $10 million grant to Queensland Urban Partnerships to develop the anchors, and in 2017, a new Urban Development Minister appointed Urban Partners’ CEO Peter Taylor to lead the project.
It is expected the first urban anchors will start operating on roads within the next two years.
“We are committed to delivering this $50m investment to Brisbane, and it is our priority to deliver a strong urban network,” Mr Taylor said.
Urban Infrastructure Minister Tim Nicholls said the project was part of a wider initiative to improve urban mobility.
“This project will be an important step towards improving our urban infrastructure, by helping to deliver more people to work, play and visit our communities,” he said.
“As part of this, the Government will be working with community organisations to provide better service, reduce congestion, improve air quality and reduce emissions.”