It's now been ten years since the State Government first released the plans for the Eastern Busway Station at Carindale.
The Eastern Busway would have enabled tens of thousands of residents living along Old Cleveland Road and surrounds to gain access to fast, reliable and affordable public transport.
The busway stretched 17.7km from Buranda to Capalaba and was due to be completed by now.
Sadly, it was slowly but surely stripped out of State Government forward plans, then defunded and descoped until it didn't exist.
I often wonder just how much better life would have been for residents living in the Eastern suburbs had the government delivered this project.
With the 2032 Olympics bid on the horizon, it's more important than ever that we get this project back on the cards.
We have a world class velodrome and swimming centre at Chandler, as well as the Belmont Shooting Complex, both of which would be instrumental venues in any Brisbane Olympics.
Over the coming months, I'll be bringing this critical project back in the spotlight of State Government decision makers. I hope you'll join with me as our campaign ramps up.
Together, we can bring back the Eastern Busway.