Greenlink axing win for Sippy Downs

THE controversial transport corridor that was tipped to "slice Sippy Downs in half" has been wiped from the drawing board.

The $20 million Greenlink Project was intended to span from the planned Palmview Estate through Sippy Downs and link with the new Kawana health precinct.

Division 6 councillor Christian Dickson told attendees of the Sippy Downs and District Community Association annual general meeting last night the Greenlink would not be built.

"The transport corridor has been a contentious point which raised many submissions," Cr Dickson said.

"The developers of Palmview have said they are not going to fund it, the council is not funding it and the state government does not want to consider it a state asset and will not fund it. It will not happen."

The announcement was met with a round of applause at the well-attended meeting.

The Sippy Downs and District Community Association had grave concerns for what they labelled as a doomed project. The plans were previously criticised as expensive and environmentally destructive.

The Greenlink had been on the cards for many years and was earmarked as a public transport and emergency vehicle corridor proposed between the future town centres of Palmview and Kawana.

The meeting also included discussions on the Bruce Hwy, Sippy Downs Town Centre and crime report.

- MEGAN MACKANDER


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