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Old May 1st 2010, 12:05 pm
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Aren't they still to open the two bridges though? Six lanes each way should help throughput.
Gateway Bridge? Yes, but that will make sod all difference on the Northside of the Gateway. Currently you have the old gateway motorway section (2 lanes) and the new section (4 lanes) merging into 2 lanes at Nudgee at exactly the same spot. Recipe for disaster. The two bridges will just mean there is a massive bottleneck on the northside of the bridges.
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Default Re: Moving to Margate, Brisbane

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Gateway Bridge? Yes, but that will make sod all difference on the Northside of the Gateway. Currently you have the old gateway motorway section (2 lanes) and the new section (4 lanes) merging into 2 lanes at Nudgee at exactly the same spot. Recipe for disaster. The two bridges will just mean there is a massive bottleneck on the northside of the bridges.
Yeah looks like the nudgee to bruce section is a separate project starting afterwards.
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Old May 1st 2010, 10:53 pm
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Yeah looks like the nudgee to bruce section is a separate project starting afterwards.
have you seen details of this project. To date I haven't seen any sign at all yet of any plans for the northside (bar the airport link work). I'd love it if they did actually have a plan, it's driving me nuts at the moment.
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Gateway Bridge? Yes, but that will make sod all difference on the Northside of the Gateway. Currently you have the old gateway motorway section (2 lanes) and the new section (4 lanes) merging into 2 lanes at Nudgee at exactly the same spot. Recipe for disaster. The two bridges will just mean there is a massive bottleneck on the northside of the bridges.
And, as we know, nobody born in SEQ can merge so cue regular traffic incident reports ...
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Default Re: Moving to Margate, Brisbane

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have you seen details of this project. To date I haven't seen any sign at all yet of any plans for the northside (bar the airport link work). I'd love it if they did actually have a plan, it's driving me nuts at the moment.
Still in the planning/funding stage: http://www.mainroads.qld.gov.au/en/P...ing-study.aspx
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Still in the planning/funding stage: http://www.mainroads.qld.gov.au/en/P...ing-study.aspx
Thanks for that, I will keep my eyes firmly peeled on that one
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I couldn't live there ... I'd be missing Bembom Brothers Amusement Park ...

Seriously, if I wasn't living here then I'd be living there
You wouldn't be missing much then. It hasn't been there for years now and it went back to being Dreamland before it closed. I believe the scenic railway is still there. Well, the bit that didn't burn down, anyway.
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Nobody can forget The Looping Star AND The Mary Rose surely?
Ah, such wonderful memories.......... not! lol
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You wouldn't be missing much then. It hasn't been there for years now and it went back to being Dreamland before it closed. I believe the scenic railway is still there. Well, the bit that didn't burn down, anyway.
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Ah, such wonderful memories.......... not! lol
Aw, don't be so harsh ... the sound of loose change falling out of Chav's pockets is a marvellous thing ...
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Gateway Bridge? Yes, but that will make sod all difference on the Northside of the Gateway. Currently you have the old gateway motorway section (2 lanes) and the new section (4 lanes) merging into 2 lanes at Nudgee at exactly the same spot. Recipe for disaster. The two bridges will just mean there is a massive bottleneck on the northside of the bridges.
The Train once again is the main thing Redcliffe area that will make a differance. They should just go ahead and do the Petrie link so people have another option to the car.
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Aw, don't be so harsh ... the sound of loose change falling out of Chav's pockets is a marvellous thing ...
Lol, my brother used to work on the Mary Rose. The stuff he got from pockets being emptied as it turned upside down was amazing.
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Lol, my brother used to work on the Mary Rose. The stuff he got from pockets being emptied as it turned upside down was amazing.
What is known in business circles as "Good turnover" I think.

I'll stop now ... I used to take the train from Chatham to Margate with some mates every school holiday, we'd spend the whole day high on junk food and Looping Star sickness.

Fish and chips were the order of the day, obviously

If money was tight we'd head to Leysdown or Sheerness <shudder>.
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We are moving to the Margate/Redcliffe area in July of this year and wondered if anyone had any comments with regard to the area and tips to make the move easier (I can live in hope!) My 8 year old will be starting school as soon as we arrive and I will be looking for work as a Kindergarten Teacher/Childcare coordinator. Many thanks
Nice choice the peninsula has alot to offer and is not overcrowded.
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Nice choice the peninsula has alot to offer and is not overcrowded.
except the lagoon
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except the lagoon
But that's cause they have a nice free lagoon not far behind the Southbank.
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