The Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council have unveiled plans for a new bus route to service Mango Hill State School’s growing community.
State Member for Murrumba Steven Miles said the proposed, dedicated bus route would drive along Napier Avenue, Campbell Drive and Capestone Road before and after school.
“Parents have told us they want more travel options for their kids, and I’m pleased to announce that the state government, Translink and council are working to make this happen,” Mr
“Students will be able to walk out their front door in the morning, hop straight onto a bus and arrive safely at the school gate.
“It will take cars off the road and ease overall congestion in Mango Hill during peak drop-off and pick-up times.”
Division 4 Councillor Julie Greer said council would upgrade the Campbell Drive and Jepson Street roundabout to allow a dedicated bus service to safely manoeuvre through the proposed route.
“In coming months, crews will get stuck into upgrading the roundabout, widening the intersection and replacing the existing curbs with more suitable painted lines and skirting,” Cr Greer said.
“The planned roadworks and bus service means we’ll have reduced congestion during peak times and that our parents won’t have to queue every day to drop off or pick up their young ones safely.
“It’s a fantastic announcement for the community and gives students the option to now walk, cycle or ride the bus to get to school.”
Mango Hill State School Principal Tracy Egan welcomed the plans and said it was a great result for students living in the nearby estates.
“When we surveyed our families on what they wanted in terms of getting to school, the overwhelming majority supported a dedicated bus route for their kids,” Ms Egan said.
“Our student population has hit well over the 1,000-mark and will continue to grow, so a dedicated bus service is a much needed and much welcome outcome.”
The route is expected to be in service by Term 1, 2019.
State Member for Murrumba Downs Steven Miles, Mango Hill State School Principal Tracy Egan and Cr Julie Greer with Mango Hills State School students Brooke Wilson, Chloe Wilson and John Mooney.
28/09/2018 | mandah
A great night was had at the Annual Art Show, Book fair and cultural evening with the class art auctions raising $8615 for the school!
The show was an absolute cracker of an event, with beautiful and creative class project artworks up for auction with winning bids ranging from $80 to $470!!
The school was privileged to have chief Auctioneer, Mitch from Ray White running the program. Special thanks to Darren Suhle and his team at Ray White who support the school each year with an auctioneer. Thank you also to Luke Howarth (Member for Petrie) for his attendance and support.
Well done to all students, teachers and staff!
28/09/2018 | mandah
The Mango Hill Progress Association has achieved an interim victory in seeking to limit the loss of Mango trees along Anzac Avenue with a decision by the Queensland Department of State Development, to not approve the original location of an access road onto Anzac Avenue.
This location was identified by BGM in DA/33328/2016 (Development application) for an 80 house block development.
As recommended by the Progress Association, SARA (Queensland State Assessment and Referral Agency) which coordinates all responses from the various State Government Departments on proposed local developments, has stated in its letter of 14th September: This location is the current “turn around lane” entry into Nuway Landscape yard.
Whilst any further incursion onto Anzac Ave is not ideal, the Progress Association accepts:
• There must be an access road onto Anzac Ave and this is the best location.
• Some further trees may be lost.
However, as was our recommendation back in 1996 with the duplication of Anzac Ave and the formation of the current “U-turn facility” at this location, the Association will advocate strongly for “relocation” of as many trees as possible to the western side of Anzac Ave. In 1996, six trees were successfully transplanted and continue to grow on the western side of Anzac Avenue.
Moreton Bay Regional Council has approved a 6-month deferment in the DA application process from BGM effective to 28th February 2019, after which further consideration of the their DA will be considered.
The Mango Hill Progress Association is pleased with the terrific response from the community at large and thanks all local media outlets, over 6900 individuals who signed petitions and our State Members for their support.
“The Price of Peace is Eternal Vigilance”. It is up to everyone in the community to keep an eye on what goes on in their Community.
Written by Laurence Christie , President – MHPA
27/09/2018 | mandah