Sunday Mail 6 May 2007 - "Protesters crash MP's show" - Daryl Passmore,23739,21678212-5007190,00.html

"A broader battle is brewing across the city's western suburbs. Residents fear a western Brisbane bypass could affect thousands of people in areas including Moggill, Bellbowrie, Anstead, Pullenvale, Brookfield, The Gap, Upper Kedron and Samford."

Courier Mail 3 May 2007 - "City western bypass plea heard at last.",23739,21660419-13360,00.html

"As the need for a bypass grows more chronic, it is proving harder to deliver."

"Once the Government begins drawing lines on maps to reserve corridors for the bypass, local community opposition to the idea -- particularly in places such as The Gap, Moggill and Brookfield -- is likely to reach a crescendo."

Member for Moggill, Bruce Flegg, States position on the Western Brisbane Bypass

Bruce Flegg, the member for Moggill, has come out and stated his position on the Western Brisbane Bypass. The article includes a copy of a map from the State Government’s SEQ infrastructure plan that shows a general bypass route that passes through Brisbane Forest Park behind Mount Coot-tha. In the article he talks loosely about options and costs.

Courier Mail 28-29 April 2007 - "No Bypass to this problem" - Craig Johnstone,23739,21631720-5007200,00.html

The Courier Mail's Craig Johnstone writes about how the Government has very quietly revived a 20 year old proposal to establish a western bypass to get around the transport issues of Brisbane's western and north-western suburbs.

He states:

ABC News Online 28 April 2007 - Qld MP to lobby for alternative Brisbane ring-road

"My suggestion is that the Federal Government would do a proposal into the feasibility of an outer ring-road that would really flow from the Warrego Highway along the Brisbane valley and across the front of the Wivenhoe Dam," said Michael Johnston.

"It is not populated, it hasn't been built up, and so really it's the ideal location as opposed to the State Government one that would really carve the western suburbs."

Western Brisbane Bypass Action Group Formed


In April 2007, a group of concerned residents approached the Rural Environmental Planning Association Inc. (REPA) to establish a Western Brisbane Bypass Action Group (WBBAG).


Brisbane Times 28 March 2007 - Western bypass study gets green light - Tony Moore

"The State Government has announced it will move ahead with work to plan a western bypass of Brisbane, Main Roads confirmed this afternoon."

"The concept is to bypass traffic to the west of Brisbane towards the Caboolture hinterland and link in with the Bruce Highway."