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Traffic Sensors for Congestion Relief



Traffic Congestion

“Signals” would be utilized amid substantial clogging on the roadway to moderate traffic. If the interstate close to a specific entrance ramp is approaching blockage, the framework corresponds with adjacent entrance ramps, asking for incline signs that will decrease activity onto the parkway.

A PROJECT which aims to cut southbound congestion on the Bruce Highway is half complete.

Moreton Bay region residents contacted Caboolture News when they saw “traffic lights” being installed on southbound highway on-ramps.

A Transport and Main Roads Department spokesperson said the “signals” would be used during heavy congestion on the highway to slow merging traffic.

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“Signals recently installed on several Bruce Highway interchange ramps are part of the Managed Motorway Project, which aims to maximise the Bruce Highway capacity between the Gateway Motorway and Caboolture by keeping traffic flowing,” the spokesperson said.

The State and Federal Governments committed more than $34.8 million to the project.

Construction started in March last year, and involved installing ramp signals, vehicle detection sensors and additional traffic lanes on southbound highway on-ramps at Anzac Avenue, Dohles Rocks, Boundary, Deception Bay, and Uhlmann roads.

Further works, including the installation of closed circuit television cameras and variable speed limit signs, will start in coming months, weather permitting.

The ramp signals will not operate until testing has been completed by late 2015.

The department spokesperson said the vehicle detection sensors on the ramps and highway would measure and calculate traffic flow, speed and occupancy.

“If the highway near a particular on-ramp is approaching congestion, the system communicates with nearby on-ramps, requesting ramp signals reduce traffic onto the highway,” they said.

“This allows highway traffic to continue to flow.

“The technologies will assist with traffic management and help improve safety and travel time reliability for highway users.”

The spokesperson said the technology was still relatively new, but there were domestic and international examples operating.

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to implement this new technology in the Moreton region,” the spokesperson said.

SOURCE: Caboolture News

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Moreton Bay Rail Line shared pedestrian & cycle path



The State Government has been called upon to open a sharedMoreton Investor pedestrian and cycle path to make-up for the major signalling delays on the new Moreton Bay Rail Line.

“We are hoping they will open the shared pathway so the people can … use something that should already be open,” Mango Hill Progress Assoc President Laurence Christie said.

“It would go some way to relieving the disappointment,” he said.

A spokeswoman for Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said: “The minister has ­requested the Department of Transport and Main Roads investigate opportunities to open the bikeway in advance of the rail line opening.”

Residents in Mango Hill, and North Lakes said they wanted to use the pathway to cycle to Petrie Station and to access the schools on the line.


Original article published at by Jamie-Leigh Mason, North Lakes Times 4/6/16

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Brisbane’s new state-of-the-art private cancer centre



Northlakes, north of Brisbane is now home to Australia’s first private integrated cancer centre


moreton investorThe Icon Integrated Cancer Centre combines a 15-chair day hospital, two radiation therapy units and an on-site pharmacy.

The doors were opened to the centre at North Lakes, between Brisbane’s CBD and the Sunshine Coast, yesterday.

All treatments, including haematological, chemotherapy, radiation or a combination, are delivered on the site.

Icon Group chief executive Mark Middleton said the centre had the capacity to deliver treatments to 15,000 patients per year.

“From the start, the patient and their needs are first,” he said.

“The integrated centre approach means we are working as one team, supporting the patient and the result is a comprehensive service delivered by familiar faces who understand the individual needs of their patients.”

North Lakes is the first of three integrated centres operated by the Icon Group, a private specialised cancer care organisation.

The group plans to open another in Melbourne in mid-June 2017 and a third in Canberra, expected to open in late 2017.


Original article published at  by Amelia Broadstock, North Lakes Times 27/5/16

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North Lakes and Mango Hill Police Station has its first female acting officer-in-charge




NORTH Lakes/Mango Hill Police Station has its first ­female police officer leading the station, since it opened in 2009.

Senior Sergeant Kate Pausina joined the North Lakes crew last week as acting officer-in-charge after an ­impressive resume in the blue uniform.

Since she was sworn in to the service in 1999, Sen-Sgt Pausina has spent time in juvenile justice, child sex ­offences, Coroner’s Office, intelligence and strategy, road safety and, most recently, acting officer-in-charge at Albany Creek Police Station.

“I always wanted to join the police, but my mum wouldn’t let me,” Sen-Sgt said. “So, instead, I studied nursing and was a registered nurse for four years before I decided to do what I really wanted to.”

Sen-Sgt Pausina said her mum was unhappy at first but had since become her biggest ­supporter, along with her police officer husband and their two children.

Sen-Sgt Pausina last year completed her Masters of ­Suicidology – the prevention of suicide.

“That is something I am ­really passionate about,” she said.

“In the Coroner’s ­Office, you see the number of suicides is three times the number of road fatalities. And it is a preventable death.”

Sen-Sgt Pausina said she fondly remembered her first stint at the Pine ­Rivers Police District. She was based at ­Petrie from 2000 to 2003, and ­visited Mango Hill. “Mango Hill was just that – bushland and mango trees,” she said.

“There is a lot coming up in this area – major ­shopping developments, major infrastructure like the rail and, with that, a lot more people visiting the area.”


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