What to expect when you drive through Australia’s bushland barrier barrier
The Queensland government has released plans to create a $100 million road barrier to keep drivers and pedestrians out of bushland areas.
Key points:Roads in Queensland are now fully controlled by road-building authoritiesRoads under the barrier will have an integrated, dual-use natureRoads will be separated from the bushland by a large barrier, meaning cars can drive on the side of the road without stoppingThe Queensland government is also working with local communities to install barriers at roads and parks, and to create new road-management toolsCommunity engagement is also needed to improve the effectiveness of the barrierThe barrier is being developed in conjunction with the Queensland Road Safety Council, the Queensland Government, and Queensland Police.
“The Queensland Government has worked hard to get the project underway,” the Department of Planning and Infrastructure said in a statement.
“Roads, by design, are designed to be completely free of road hazards, including traffic and pedestrian accidents.”
The road barrier is a massive multi-layered barrier that will extend from the outer boundary of Queensland to the inner-belt of the state.
“These barriers will be integrated into a road infrastructure system to keep the public safe, ensure safety for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists and support a resilient and resilient road system,” the statement said.
“We have partnered with local community groups and will work closely with them to ensure this works for them.”
Roads are currently controlled by the Queensland Land Transport Authority, which will manage roads from the inner belt to the outer-belt.
Road safety is a priority for the government, with more than 40 people being killed on Queensland roads every year.
Road barriers in Queensland will be built on a series of roads, and a total of 675 road-safety-related projects have been completed, according to the Queensland government.
Roads have been developed in collaboration with local governments and local stakeholders, including community engagement.
The barriers will not be fully autonomous, however, they will have integrated dual-purpose features, which means they can be used for both car and pedestrian safety, the Department said.
The road-control barriers will also be monitored remotely.
“Our project will have a dedicated public safety officer on the barrier, who will be able to monitor the system for safety breaches, and issue alerts to the public if a road hazard is detected,” the department said.
Local communities will also play a role in designing the road barrier, and the government has allocated $300,000 to the community to develop the infrastructure.
Road-building authorityRoads currently controlled and managed by road building authorities, such as the Queensland Police Service, have been used for road safety measures.
The Queensland Police Association has previously said that the barrier was a major step forward, but that it would take several years to ensure that it was safe.
“A road-controlled road is a very effective road-use tool and is a tool that is used for a very long period of time,” Queensland Police Assistant Commissioner Mike Gaffney said.”[But] if it breaks down, that’s a problem.
It’s going to take a long time to get that back in the right order.”
I’m not a road safety expert, but I know there are safety benefits to the road control.
It is important for road users to be aware of what’s going on.
“The barrier has been built by the National Road Safety Foundation, the National Association of State Road Traffic Control Officials and the Queensland Roads and Transport Agency.