Neighbouring councils join forces on transport planning

IPSWICH City Council has been appointed the new host of the Scenic Valleys Regional Roads and Transport Group.

City Infrastructure Committee Chairwoman Cheryl Bromage will lead the group, one of 17 across Queensland.

The group brings together the Ipswich, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim councils.

"Our focus is on maintaining and upgrading local roads of regional significance, cycle ways, crossing provisions and safety around school zones," Cr Bromage said.

"Resource sharing, network planning and joint initiatives between the three councils will help us achieve the best outcomes economically, socially and environmentally."

Cr Bromage said the group received annual funding through the State Government's Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme.

"High priority projects are identified with the support of the Technical Committee, which is now being chaired by council's Infrastructure Planning Manager," she said.

"Representatives from the councils and State Government meet regularly to discuss works and funding programs and any issues surrounding regionally significant roads.

"This is all about the three neighbouring councils working together in conjunction with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to deliver the best outcomes for our communities."



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