Painting to highlight the safety lip kerb has been an issue Stockland has been pursuing for some time with EDQ. Nowadays, permission to do any updating of any roadway or pathway in a new development area is no longer in the hands of the developer but within guidelines supplied by the EDQ. Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) is a specialist land use planning and property development unit within the Department of State Development.
Problems with the veloway/footpath safety kerb has been a long term issue and regretfully Government Departments move slowly and cautiously. Following a lengthy and prolonged process, it appears a contractor has now been appointed to complete the task of painting the dangerous lip. Stockland has forwarded BeCA’s latest website posts and any received emails it has received relating to the issue on to the contractor in a bid to have the contract completed sooner rather than later.
Stockland has informed BeCA they have now received permission from the EDQ to alter safety lips in future developments between veloways and pathways so that they be either at the same level in high use areas or to have a modified lip which is less likely to cause injury to unsuspecting pedestrians and cyclists.
Until the safety painting has been completed, BeCA urges cyclists and pedestrians to show care towards the ‘safety kerb lip’ in Baringa, especially in the vicinity of the new school.