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Strong cold front to hit Perth and south-west with damaging winds, but much-needed rain
A severe weather warning has been issued for the south-west of WA, including Perth, as a strong cold front packing gusts of up to 125 kilometres per hour approaches the west coast. Key points: Two strong fronts will hit the south-west of the state this week...

Royal Commission presses officials on lack of briefings, insight into bushfires
The bushfire royal commission has pressed NSW officials on why the incoming Resilience NSW boss, Shane Fitzsimmons, did not get a formal handover report about the summer bushfires when he started his new job. Marg Prendergast, an executive director...

People queue over four hours for pop-up testing clinic in south-west Sydney
NSW Health will open a new coronavirus testing clinic in Picton and extend hours at its Crossroads Hotel pop-up site in Casula, after hundreds of cars lined up for over four hours in south-west Sydney to get tested on Monday. The NSW government has asked...

Queensland Labor joins calls to prevent 'corrosive' Australian political donations law
Branch calls for Coalition bill to be opposed over potential to open door to banned donations in inquiry instigated by Greens and Jacqui Lambie. Hundred-dollar bills. Queensland Labor has called for the federal government's electoral legislation...

Stannard Road Traffic Lights

During the Brisbane City Council 2020 Election Campaign, I door knocked most of the suburb of Manly West including the streets either side of Stannard Road. A lot of people asked me if it would be possible to get traffic signals for the intersection of Stannard & Wondall Roads and Stannard & Manly Roads or both. 

I have received a response from Council’s Traffic Section that states whilst Council recognises that these intersections meet the traffic warrants for traffic signals to be considered, there are a large number of other intersections which also meet the warrants. 

Currently, no funds have been allocated for traffic lights to be installed at either end of Stannard Road.

Council also advised that that they will add these intersections to the lists of sites to be assessed once things return to normal and they can have some realistic traffic counts done.   I will keep you informed of any progress in this regard.

Cr Peter Cumming