Division One Councillor Anna Grosskreutz has called on the Queensland Government to leave open a pedestrian section of the Beerwah Open Level Crossing.
Cr Grosskreutz said residents wanted the crossing kept as it currently is until an underpass is constructed as part of the Caboolture to Landsborough rail duplication.
She has written to both the Minister for Transport, Rachel Nolan, and the Minister for Main Roads, Craig Wallace, urging them to consider the needs of local residents.
She said residents living on the western side of Beerwah were struggling with the concept of using the station stairs or lift access to the town.
“This is also a difficult manoeuvre for frail and disabled residents, and those with mobility scooters,” she said.
“The pedestrian area of the crossing was upgraded some years ago, with excellent work by Queensland Rail, resulting in an innovative design which ensures the safety of people of all abilities.”
Cr Grosskreutz said local residents fully supported the rail project.
“The Beerwah Open Level Crossing Project is near completion, and it is a fantastic project, opening up the major town to considerable economic and job-creating activity,” she said.
“Residents of my Division, by a significant majority, are looking forward to the completion of the project and the official opening.”
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