Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Transcity invites you to HAVE YOUR SAY – Western Connection Urban Design

Transcity and BCC invite you to participate in providing feedback. From early 2015 Transcity will reinstate/improve the areas impacted by the construction of Legacy Way at the western connection here in Toowong.

The five key areas are:

1.    Brisbane Botanic Gardens Landscape Plan.

2.    Extension of the shared user path on the southern side of Mt Coot-tha Road.

3.    Ada Street Car Park (Also known as Ada Park Car Park, Botanic Gardens Overflow Car Park).

4.    Dean and Miskin Street shared user path network (BCC said that there will be no impact on ANZAC Park).

5.    Vegetation along the Western Freeway.
There will be two community information sessions:

Date:  Thursday 29 November
Location:  Brisbane Botanic Gardens auditorium
Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong
Time:  6-8pm

Date:  Saturday 8 December
Location:  Legacy Way Visitors’ Centre
Level 2, 80 Jephson Street, Toowong
Time:  9am-12noon

Information and Feedback Form available on this link:

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Transcity Community Liaison Group Meeting 13 - Wednesday 7 November 2012

Transcity's Legacy Way, Western Connection Community Liaison Group Meeting 13 - Wednesday 7 November 2012 - email 'Friends of ANZAC Park Toowong' Community Liaison Group Representative if you have questions or matters to raise with BCC and/or Transcity about the tunnel project:

"Joyce" starts tunnelling

Image: Transcity

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Annabell begins tunnelling today

Annabell, Joyce and Saint Barbara. For the religious and spiritual amongst us, the project was blessed before tunnelling began and an image of Saint Barbara placed at the entrance to the tunnel.

Friends of ANZAC Park wish all a safe journey through the Legacy Way tunnel project.

Saint Barbara

Patron saint of miners, builders, stonemasons, and those who work with explosives.
The tunnel boring machines have been named to acknowledge war heroes. "Annabell" is named after Annabell MacKinney, the daughter of the late Lance Corporal Jared MacKinney who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010. "Joyce" is named after Joyce Tweddell, a nurse during World War II, a prisoner of war in Sumatra for three years and afterwards, Queensland’s chief radiographer.

Legacy Way tunnelling begins today at Toowong following completion of final tests

Clem7 'doesn't make me nervous', Quirk says, as Legacy Way tunnelling begins

Tunnelling started today!

Tunnelling on Legacy Way has started, following the launch of the first tunnel boring machine (TBM), Annabell, today. Annabell will excavate the westbound tunnel. The second TBM, Joyce, which is being assembled on site, will start excavation of the eastbound tunnel in approximately three months.

The TBMs will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The rock and dirt (spoil) excavated by the TBMs will be transported via an underground conveyor to the Mt Coot-tha Quarry. Transcity’s environment team will undertake ongoing noise, vibration and ground movement monitoring, during tunnelling on Legacy Way.

With the start of tunnelling, support activities at the western worksite will also start including operation of the onsite grout plant, TBM workshop, water treatment plant, ventilation fans, and spoil conveyor. These activities will occur while the TBMs are in operation. Lighting will be required on the western worksite to ensure the safety of onsite workers. Spreading and levelling of spoil in the quarry will occur during the quarry’s existing hours of operation.

Want to know more?

Transcity will be holding an information session about the start of tunnelling.

Date: Wednesday 29 August

Location: Legacy Way Visitors’ Centre

Level 2, 80 Jephson Street, Toowong

Time: 6pm–7.30pm

RSVP: By Friday 24 August to the Transcity Community Relations team on 1800 778 772 or via


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the Transcity Community Relations team on 1800 778 772.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Transcity community bbq lunch in ANZAC Park enjoyed by all

Last Saturday, 4 August, Transcity hosted a free community bbq lunch in ANZAC Park to thank locals for our ongoing patience and cooperation during the construction of Legacy Way. A very enjoyable event featuring a gourmet bbq lunch, drinks and dessert, a jazz band, face-painting and craft activities for children, lucky door prizes, excellent coffee, a wildlife presentation by GECKOES, glorious weather and free yo-yos for all!

Such an event is exactly what should be happening in ANZAC Park on a weekend, so Transcity is very welcome to host a bbq and jazz in our park whenever they would like to over the next few years while Legacy Way is constructed :)

Transcity will be delivering a number of community events throughout the construction period at both the western end and the eastern end of the tunnel project. Last November Transcity hosted a free outdoor family movie in the Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha.

Transcity yo-yo ;)

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Inside the big green shed - Transcity Community Liaison Group Meeting 12 - Minutes and Slides

Wondering what's happening inside the very big green shed at the western worksite in Toowong. Take a look at the photos in this document of the tunnel boring machines being assembled, ready for action in September 2012. 

Western Community Liaison Group - Minutes and Slides

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Tunnel boring machine. Image: Transcity

Tunnel boring machine. Image: Transcity
Inside green shed, tunnel boring machine. Image: Transcity

Friday, 27 July 2012

Transcity's ACCIONA brings the exhibition "Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado" to Queensland Art Gallery

ACCIONA, one of Spain’s largest corporations and part of the Transcity consortium, formed by ACCIONA (Spain), BMD Constructions (Australia) and Ghella (Italy) have sponsored the exhibition “Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces of the Prado”. The exhibition will be open to the public from 21 July to 4 November 2012 at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane.

Exhibition advertisement on side of large green shed at Legacy Way western worksite Toowong. Inside the tunnel boring machines are being assembled for tunnelling to begin in September 2012.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Community Liaison Group Meeting 12 - Wednesday 18 July 2012

Transcity Legacy Way Western Connection Community Liaison Group Meeting 12 - Wednesday 18 July 2012 - email Friends of ANZAC Park Toowong CLG Representative if you have questions or matters to raise with BCC and/or Transcity about the tunnel project:

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Media: Residents could face health risks from Legacy Way emissions according to QUT professor Lidia Morawska

More information on Ventilation Outlets in the Coordinator-Generals Conditions Appendix 1
Schedule 1 at 4. Making a Material Change of Use for ERA 51 - road tunnel ventiliation stack operation.

(a) Prior to the commencement of operation of the environmentally relevant activity (ERA), prepare and implement an Operational Air Quality Environmental Management Plan to mitigate and manage the potential impacts on air quality arising from the operation of the tunnel ventilation system.

(b) The ventilation system must be designed so that it does not prevent the possible future installation of filtration equipment to remove small particles and possibly oxides of nitrogen from vitiated air before it is released to the ambient environment during tunnel operation.

(c) The western ventilation outlet for the project is to be situated adjacent to the Centenary Motorway at the location indicated in the EIS1, and must be at least 20 metres in height above natural ground level in that location, or no less than RL 67metres, whichever is the higher.

Take the below link:

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Legacy Way Workforce Parking Proposal - Lower Sir Samual Griffith Drive - Comment Period

Friends of ANZAC Park supports the below proposal. In fact this solution to the parking issue was suggested by us in our submission dated 24 November 2010 to the Co-ordinator General in relation to the Project.

Brisbane City Council is inviting community input on a proposal to use the lower section of Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, adjacent to Scenic Drive, for temporary workforce parking on Legacy Way. Please find attached a notification about the proposal.

Transcity, the contractor building Legacy Way, requires additional car parking for its workforce over the next two years, as construction activities continue. Under the proposal, the lower section of Sir Samuel Griffith Drive will close temporarily, for approximately two years, to through traffic and cyclists. This section of the road will be converted to one central lane with 150 car spaces to be line-marked on the existing road surface. It is important to note that access to and from the Brisbane Lookout at Mt Coot-tha, via Scenic Drive, will not change and will be maintained at all times.

The comment period for the parking proposal runs from Monday 2 July to Tuesday 17 July 2012. Members of Council's Legacy Way project team are available to meet throughout this period. To have your say, find out information or to arrange a meeting with the team, you can:

· visit the website and view the preliminary design at

· phone the project team on 1800 692 333

· email the project team at

· write to:

Legacy Way Project Team

Brisbane City Council

GPO Box 1434

Brisbane Qld 4001

Friday, 15 June 2012

Final stages of water main relocation works

Transcity is in the final stages of work required to relocate a water main located under the Western Freeway at Toowong. The water main relocation is required to enable the excavation of Legacy Way’s entrance and exit lanes.

Transcity will connect the new pipe to the existing water network over one continues weekend shift from 8pm Friday 15 June to 8pm Sunday 17 June.

If you have any further enquiries, please contact the Transcity Community Relations team on 1800 778 772, or at

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Join us on Facebook

Friends of ANZAC Park Facebook Page HERE

Transcity construction notifications/updates western connection:

Note Legacy Way project update regarding a weekend northbound lane closure of Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong from 12pm Friday 11 May through to 6am Sunday 13 May (weather permitting) for the purposes of oversize precast beam delivery.

If you have any further enquiries, please contact the Transcity Community Relations team on 1800 778 772, or at

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

May 2012 Legacy Way water discharge pipe installation within ANZAC Park, Toowong

Image: Transcity

Transcity has planned this work in an effort to minimise impacts to Anzac Park and to pedestrians and cyclists.

The work to install the pipe will be undertaken from early May for approximately four weeks. During this time, the work will be undertaken in 60 metre sections, which will be backfilled or covered each day.

Work being undertaken in the vicinity of the bikepath has been planned to only occur between 8.30am-4.00pm to ensure minimal impact to cycling commuters. As the work is predominantly adjacent to the bike and pedestrian paths, it is very unlikely that a cyclist will be required to dismount. Although a dismount is not likely, we have included this in the notification to ensure we have communicated a ‘worst case scenario’. Should such an occasion occur, Traffic Control officers will aim to give priority to cyclists where possible.

May 2012 Transcity Construction Update Western worksite – Toowong

Image: Transcity

Monday, 30 April 2012

Legacy Way Construction Update April 2012


Community Liaison Group Meeting 11 - Wednesday 9 May 2012

Transcity Legacy Way Western Connection Community Liaison Group Meeting 11 - Wednesday 9 May 2012 - email Friends of ANZAC Park Toowong CLG Representative if you have questions or matters to raise with BCC and/or Transcity about the tunnel project:

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

ANZAC Day in Toowong 2012

ANZAC Day in Toowong began with the traditional Dawn Service at Toowong Memorial Park, Sylvan Road, Toowong.

QUEST COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS have taken some great photos of today - ANZAC day 2012 - Brisbane West, which you can view by taking this link:

Followed by another tradition of picnickers heading to ANZAC Park, Wool Street, for a  contemplative day under the trees.

Monday, 23 April 2012

ANZAC DAY, Wednesday, 25 April, 2012

Please attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Service:
Toowong Memorial Park, Sylvan Road, Toowong at 6:30am

brisbane in focus war memorial parks

This great website:
has done a feature on war memorial parks in Brisbane just in time for ANZAC Day on Wednesday and our beautiful ANZAC Park, Wool Steet, is on the list - of course it would be!
Anzac Park Toowong

"This beautiful hilly green expanse incorporating, ponds, playgrounds and a dog exercise area was established in 1916 by local solicitor Walter Harding and as such is thought to have been the world's first official Anzac Park. Remnants of its original Avenue of Honour – a sacred row of palms and memorial trees which at the time were inscribed with metal commemorative plates - have recently been discovered, with plans now afoot to restore this important historical feature."

Sunday, 15 April 2012

One year on...

On 5 April 2012 it was one year since 'WE SAVED ANZAC PARK' - 5 April 2011 was the day BCC announced that they would no longer be 'pursuing' ANZAC Park as the site for the Legacy Way construction workforce car park.

We still have our much needed green space, our beautiful war memorial and heritage listed park! Enjoy and cherish ANZAC Park!


Monday, 9 April 2012

Water main relocation, Toowong update two - April 2012

Transcity is undertaking work to relocate a water main located under the Western Freeway at Toowong. The water main relocation is required to enable the excavation of Legacy Way’s entrance and exit lanes.

Transcity started this activity in February and is on track for work to be complete in June 2012. With stage one complete, Transcity will begin stage two of the water main relocation from April.

Stage two involves installing the new pipe underneath the Western Freeway and the bike path at Toowong.

This work will be undertaken in two continuous weekend shifts:

  • 8pm Friday 13 April to 5am Monday 16 April
  • 8pm Friday 20 April to 5am Monday 23 April.
 What to expect:

  • Use of lighting towers, flashing lights and white noise reversing beepers for the safety of on-site workers.
  • Noise from the use of heavy machinery and equipment.
  • Realignment of Western Freeway around the work. There will be no closure or detour of traffic during this work.
  • Full closure of a section of the bikeway between Anzac Park and Moggill Road between 9pm Friday 20 April and 4am Monday 23 April 2012. The Western Freeway pedestrian/cyclist overpass will not be affected by these works.
  • Signage and traffic control to direct motorists, pedestrians and cyclists around the work as required.
  • Water supply will not be affected by this work.
For more information on these works please click

If you have any questions please contact the Transcity Community Relations Team on 1800 778 772.

LEGACY WAY - lndependent Community Liaison Representative (ICLR)

About the lndependent Community Liaison Representative

The Coordinator-General's conditions of approval for the Legacy Way Project (Appendix 2, Parl 2, Section 9) require Brisbane City Council to appoint an lndependent Community Liaison Representative (ICLR) to:
  • act as an independent observer of the project, including the community consultation program
  • be directly available to the community
  • the greatest extent, resolve community complaints not resolved by the project's complaints process.
When to contact the ICLR

Talk to the Transcity project team first to try to genuinely resolve your issue or concern - to contact them phone 1800 778 772. Make sure you tell Transcity what you want to happen. Do you want a response to a call or an email, feedback on a suggestion, a change to the way things are being done, a different decision, or an explanation or apology?

Contact the ICLR if you believe Transcity has not:
  • been sufficiently responsive to your issue or concern
  • satisfactorily resolved your issue or concern.
 To help the ICLR understand your issue, you will need to provide:
  • your name, address, telephone and an email address if available
  • a concise statement about the circumstances that led to the issue, outlining who was involved, what happened and why you are dissatisfied
  • steps you have taken to resolve the issue and the result
  • copies of any relevant paper work
  • the result you are seeking.
lf you have supplied any of this information to Transcity, with your permission, the ICLR can access it for you. Any information you provide to the ICLR may also be given to Brisbane City Council and/or Transcity.

What the IGLR can do

The ICLR will make an assessment of your issue, usually within 24 hours, and consider how to move forward. ln most cases the ICLR will need to talk to Transcity for clarification and to obtain information.

ln some cases, the ICLR will talk to the independent Environmental Management Representative (EMR) to obtain specific environmental information.

ln some cases, if both parties agree, the ICLR may facilitate mediation, which is an informal dispute settlement process run by the ICLR, a trained mediator, who will bring the relevant parties together to work towards a resolution.

lf it appears Transcity has not complied with the Coordinator-General's conditions of approval or the approved Communication and Community Engagement Plan, the ICLR will immediately liaise with the EMR, Transcity and Council and, if needed, make recommendations to Council and/or Transcity.

Legacy Way Community Liaison Groups (CLG)

The ICLR works with Transcity to facilitate the project's CLGs.

The ICLR's responsibilities include:
  • chairing CLG meetings
  • preparing meeting agendas, with input from CLG members
  • reviewing meeting minutes before they are distributed to CLG members and posted on the project's website.
To contact the ICLR

Phone: 1800 769 279 (freecall)


Visit: Make an appointment to meet at the

Legacy Way Visitors' Centre

Level 2, 80 Jephson Street, Toowong

Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.00pm

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Our mountain folk friends across the pedestrian bridge need some sleep!

'The Dodgy Night Works Have to Stop! Now!'

Read Mt Coot-tha Residents' Group (MCRG) blog post and letter to Lord Mayor Graham Quirk HERE

The Persistence of Memory Salvador Dali

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Water discharge pipe

During May 2012, Transcity will install a small 150mm pipe to provide an outlet for water from the tunnels during construction. This pipe will connect into the existing stormwater drain in Dean Street, Toowong. It is expected that this activity will take approximately two to three weeks to complete.

Transcity has developed a route for the pipe that will run alongside and between the existing bike and pedestrian paths, ensuring that the work is undertaken within previously disturbed areas of ANZAC Park.

Transcity is liaising with the Friends of ANZAC Park and heritage experts to ensure any areas of heritage significance are avoided during this work.

The work will involve the installation of a pipe under the Western Freeway via an underbore from the area within the shared user path ramp to the western worksite. This will then connect into a newly laid section of pipe that will be installed via into a small trench adjacent to the bike path, which leads to the stormwater drain in Dean Street. Transcity will reinstate and returf all work areas once complete.

In coming days, Transcity will complete a visual survey of the area. Once the design is confirmed, Transcity will be able to provide further details on this work to keep the community and park users informed.

For more information, please contact Stephen or Melissa from Transcity on 1800 778 772.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Invitation from the Ada Parkers to the ANZAC Parkers

"Well done MCRG on the $50,000 pledge for your much-loved Ada Park from Andrew Fraser MP." Friends of Anzac Park Toowong (FAPT)
"Thanks FAPT!! The Mountainfolk cordially invite their friends the Anzac Parkers to the BBQ. Hope to see our friends from over the overpass there!" Mt Coot-tha Residents' Group (MCRG)

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Latest Legacy Way Project Update

For the latest Legacy Way project update, outlining upcoming activities on the western end of the project please visit

Note: Controlled blasting along the Western Freeway

Please contact the Transcity Community Relations team on 1800 778 772 or at for more information.

Sausage Tree in bloom, ANZAC Park. Photo by Mim