Waterford-Tamborine Road

Waterford-Tamborine Road

In 2018, Waterford-Tamborine Rd (a state-controlled road) made RACQ’s Unroadworthy Roads Survey and was also listed as a ‘high risk’ road in its Risky Roads Project.

Congestion is already a major issue along Waterford-Tamborine Road, with 14,000 vehicles using this single lane road every day through Tamborine, Jimboomba, Yarrabilba, Logan Village, Buccan and Waterford.

With up to 50,000 people expected to live in the state developed area of Yarrabilba in the coming years, this situation will continue to become worse without determined action now.

Roads in and around Logan Village become gridlocked during peak hour and at school drop off and pick up. Traffic can often be at a standstill for more than a kilometre north and south of the town centre.

Traffic is impacting the community, with access to schools being difficult and unsafe and traffic at a standstill during peak travel times. 

  • $7-10 million for detailed design and project funding to upgrade Waterford-Tamborine Rd between Anzac Ave and North St (Logan Village)
  • $10 million for a business case to upgrade the remaining sections of Waterford-Tamborine Rd from:
    • Albert St/Kingston Rd (Waterford) to North St (Logan Village)
    • Hotz Rd (Logan Village) to Camp Cable Rd (Logan Village/Yarrabilba)
  • Congestion is already a major issue, with 14,000 vehicles using this single lane road every day through Tamborine, Jimboomba, Yarrabilba, Logan Village, Buccan and Waterford
  • Roads in and around Logan Village become gridlocked during peak hour and at school drop off and pick up, affecting access to local shops and services
  • Traffic can often be at a standstill for more than a kilometre north and south of the town centre
  • Less congestion means less time spent sitting in traffic and more time to spend doing things that matter to you
  • Congestion will continue to get worse in coming years without action now

A sense of safety is paramount in everyone’s mind and the current state of Waterford-Tamborine Road weighs heavily on the minds of residents.

Council continues to advocate to the Queensland Government for a strategic solution for the entire length of Waterford-Tamborine Rd.

Government response:

The following upgrades have been funded to increase the road network capacity and improve traffic flow to accommodate predicted traffic volumes on Waterford-Tamborine Road. The Queensland Government has indicated it will assess the impact on traffic flow from the current intersection upgrades before any additional works are committed.

 TimingFunding
Anzac Ave to Hotz Rd, Logan Village
The work included:
• upgrading four intersections on Waterford-Tamborine Rd between Anzac Ave and Hotz Rd, Logan Village
• widening existing 2.6 km stretch of this section from one to two lanes in each direction
• installing a centre median to separate north and southbound traffic lanes.
September 2018: completed$40 million (Queensland Government funding through Economic Development Queensland)
North St intersection, Logan Village
The upgrade includes:
• signalising the intersection of North St, Quinzeh Creek Rd and Waterford-Tamborine Rd
• providing safe crossing points for pedestrians and cyclists.
February 2019: Preliminary works started.

March 2019: Major construction commenced

Late 2019: Complete construction
$8 million (Queensland Government funding)
Anzac Ave to North St, Logan Village and Hotz Rd to Camp Cable Rd, Logan Village/Yarrabilba
Undertake transport project planningUnknown at this stage$700,000 (Queensland Government funding)
Logan Village to Brisbane-Beenleigh Rd
Link planningUnknown at this stage$1.1 million (Queensland Government funding)

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