Residents to fight for avenue access
Nalder said the section of the road east of First Street would close by the end of this year.
“In the meantime, interim access for local traffic only will be maintained on Brearley Avenue between Great Eastern Highway and First Street,” he said.
A review by Main Roads WA would be carried out for the remaining section, but its results would not be available until the second quarter of next year, after the March 2017 State Election.
East Metropolitan MLC Samantha Rowe said Mr Nalder had decided that the road would be closed despite widespread community objections.
“Residents have long been concerned about the impact of the closure of Brearley Avenue on traffic throughout the local area and reasonable access to local homes and businesses,” Ms Rowe said.
On June 16, opposition transport spokeswoman Rita Saffioti delivered a grievance motion to Parliament.
“The idea that we will not get a response until the second quarter of next year is abysmal and we need more action,” Ms Saffioti said.
Mr Nalder said the real impact of the closure would not be known until the start of the 2017 school year in February.
Main Roads would then analyse traffic movements in the area with the modified road network.
Redcliffe residents Peter Crookes, Sue Pethick and Bella Scharfenstein with East Metropolitan MLC Samantha Rowe.