Pallara has been dubbed Brisbane’s fastest-growing suburb according to the latest Census, however local residents say they are crying out for the most basic and essential Council infrastructure and services.
Locals say pothole maintenance, footpaths, kerb and channelling, and public transport services are almost non-existent.
The State Government said that TransLink was ready to roll out a new bus service for Pallara residents with an extension to the 126 service in mid-2022 however, it had been held up due to the lack of bus stops. Brisbane City Council will need to build these new bus stops before the service can start.
Local State MP for Algester, the Honourable Leanne Enoch MP recently announced this new bus service for Pallara residents here.
However, the lack of investment in basic services by the LNP-run Council like safe, walkable footpaths means access will still be difficult even when the bus stops are installed.
Labor Council Opposition Leader Jared Cassidy said under LNP Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner and local LNP Councillor Angela Owen, Pallara has fast become one of Brisbane’s most neglected suburbs.
“For more than a decade now the LNP-run Council has been more than happy to take tens of millions from developers’ but has refused to provide Pallara residents with basic infrastructure to support its growth.
“Instead of spending billions on his black hole, inner-city, vanity projects, for once in his career, LNP Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner needs to prioritise the suburbs.
“Under the current LNP Administration in Council, residents aren’t getting value for money.”
“They are paying more and more in rates but getting less and less in return in their suburbs under the LNP.
Cr Cassidy says local residents are invited to the Pallara Community Meeting coming up on Saturday 23 July to rally Cr Owen and the LNP Council for better Council services and infrastructure in their suburb.
|WHEN||10am on Saturday 23 July 2022|
|WHERE||In front of 254 Ritchie Road Pallara|
|MORE DETAILS||Visit the Facebook event here.|
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