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Keeping #EyesOnDiabetes 14 November
11 November 2016
The go via network is proudly supporting World Diabetes Day by turning the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges Blue on 14 November.
Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia, which is increasing at a faster rate than other chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. All types of diabetes are increasing in prevalence:
- Type 1 diabetes accounts for 10% of all diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes accounts for 85% of all diabetes and is increasing.
What can you do to support this cause?
- wear blue on Monday 14 November
- keep #EyesOnDiabetes, through regular check-ups with your physician.
Visit www.diabetesaustralia.com.au for more information.
go via network supports National Carers Week 2016
17 October 2016
This week the go via network is proud to be celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our community as part of National Carers Week from 16 – 22 October 2016.
Lights on the Sir Leo Hielsher Bridges will change to burgundy for the week, and electronic message signs across the go via network will remind motorists of the important role carers make within our community.
Transurban Queensland Public Affairs Manager Bridie O’Connor said the go via network was delighted to support Carers Week again this year to help educate and raise awareness about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.
“Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities and the go via network is delighted to support this important initiative,” Ms O’Connor said.
National Carers Week is an initiative of Carers Australia, with primary activities funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS).
Show your support for Australia’s 2.8million unpaid carers and find out more about Carers Week at http://www.carersweek.com.au/make-a-pledge
Transurban Queensland raises $130,000 for children’s charity
14 September 2016
On Friday 2 September, Transurban Queensland hosted its annual Charity Challenge which saw more than 250 guests, business partners and transport industry stakeholders swap their suits for shorts for an action packed day of activities which raised $130,000 for children’s charity, Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland.
Transurban Group General Manager Queensland Wes Ballantine said Transurban Queensland was proud to support Ronald McDonald House (SEQ), which provides a home away from home for families with a seriously ill child requiring hospital treatment.
“Transurban Queensland is proud to have raised, with our corporate partners, $130,000 for Ronald McDonald House,” Mr Ballantine said.
“I’d like to thank all of our guests, business partners and sponsors for their overwhelming support and generosity. We wish Ronald McDonald House, and all of its families, our very best wishes.”
Special thanks to our major sponsor UBS and gold sponsors EGIS, Aurecon, Kapsch, Accenture, Lendlease, Mi Electrics, PWC, Broadspectrum, KPMG, Transcity, King and Wood Mallesons, CPB Contractors, Gateway Motorway Services and Brisbane Motorway Services.
Proudly supporting the 20th Bridge to Brisbane
22 August 2016
The go via network is proud to be a major sponsor of Queensland’s largest community fun run, the 2016 Suncorp Bank Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane.
On Sunday 28 August, 30,000 community members will come together to take part in the 20th Bridge to Brisbane, with an all new course and special celebrations marking the occasion.
Transurban Queensland Public Affairs Manager Bridie O’Connor said this year’s event would mark the 19th consecutive year go via network has supported this much-loved community event.
“The go via network is proud to be a major sponsor of the 20th Bridge to Brisbane, helping the communities along our network celebrate this iconic event,” Ms O’Connor said.
“This year the new course will take participants on a journey over some of Brisbane’s most iconic landmarks, including the go via network’s iconic Go Between Bridge.
“The go via network will be well represented on the day, with a strong contingent of team members ready and excited to take on this year’s new course.”
Ms O’Connor said to ensure safe access for runners across the Go Between Bridge, the go via network would close the southbound lane to motorists.
As part of the go via network’s commitment to keep traffic moving safely and efficiently, tolls on the Clem7 and Go Between Bridge will be waived for motorists from 2am – 1pm on the day to account for major road closures.
Good luck to all the walkers, joggers and runners taking part!
For more information visit bridgetobrisbaneday.com.au
go via network recognises Road Safety Week 2016
22 August 2016
This week, the team at go via network is proudly supporting the 2016 Queensland Road Safety Week.
The Queensland Government initiative is an important opportunity for Queenslanders to be directly involved in making our roads safer for everyone.
The theme of this year’s Road Safety Week, ‘Speaking up for road safety’, challenges all Queenslanders to learn more about road safety and to change the way we think about road trauma.
Public Affairs Manager, Queensland Bridie O’Connor said every day road crashes devastate the lives of Queenslanders and take an enormous toll on families and our communities.
“We need everyone to take a stand by raising awareness and challenging the way we think about road trauma by providing the community with a voice and the tools necessary to make a change,” Ms O’Connor said.
“We have a number of activities planned across the go via network to raise awareness of the ‘fatal five’ including lighting the iconic Sir Leo Hielscher bridges in blue and yellow throughout the week,” she said.
Each day of the week will focus on a different road safety behaviour – one of the ‘Fatal Five’, kicking off with ‘distractions’ on Monday, ‘speed’ on Tuesday, ‘fatigue and restraints’ on Wednesday, ‘sharing the road’ on Thursday, and ‘drink and drug driving’ on Friday.
Internally, Transurban Queensland will also host a Road Safety Week event for staff with special guest speakers from the Queensland Police Service who will share important road safety information and reflect on the impact speeding and other critical road risk factors have on the lives of Queenslanders.
Queensland Road Safety Week is a Queensland Government initiative, delivered in partnership by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Queensland Police Service.
How are you recognising Queensland Road Safety Week?
For more information please visit jointhedrive.qld.gov.au/road-safety-week
Motorists value time savings with Legacy Way
23 June 2016
Since opening one year ago, Legacy Way has been helping Brisbane motorists save time, by providing a critical connection between the inner northern and the western suburbs of Brisbane and beyond.
Transurban Queensland Public Affairs Manager, Bridie O’Connor said Brisbane’s newest tunnel is delivering on its promise of connecting motorists throughout Brisbane more efficiently.
“One of the key benefits of Legacy Way is the improved connectivity it provides to and from the western suburbs, making it easier for motorists to reach their destination reliably,” Ms O’Connor said.
“The simplicity of using Legacy Way, coupled with its time savings, travel time certainty and improved connectivity, has prompted many motorists to take advantage of Brisbane’s newest tunnel,” she said.
“As the city’s key arterials become busier, it’s only natural that there will be a growing appreciation for options like Legacy Way that motorists can use to get where they want to go more reliably. This in turn is changing the way our city road network operates.”
“For instance, motorists travelling from the western suburbs to the Brisbane Airport using Legacy Way bypass seven sets of traffic lights and save more than 14 minutes in travel time during peak periods. ”
Not only is Legacy Way delivering a more reliable and enjoyable journey, it is also delivering benefits to the community. This year, the go via network will donate $100,000 to Legacy, a charity that cares for the families of Australian veterans.
Haven’t tried Legacy Way yet? Find out how much time you could save by going via Legacy Way today.
The go via network proudly supporting City2South
2 June 2016
For the third consecutive year, the go via network is proudly providing safe access for City2South participants along the Go Between Bridge.
On Sunday 5 June, thousands of running enthusiasts, novices and walkers will brave an early start and will cross the Go Between Bridge, while taking in Brisbane’s beautiful city views.
This year, City2South aims to raise $125,000 for more than 550 charities to help fund their much needed activities. For more information, visit www.city2south.com.au.
#StopDrivingBlind so others survive in May
2 May 2016
Running from 2 May to 8 May, this year’s National Road Safety week focuses on encouraging drivers to take the pledge to #StopDrivingBlind so others survive on the roads.
Public Affairs Manager Queensland Bridie O’Connor, said given the increasing role that distracted driving is playing in road trauma, especially for younger drivers, it’s important that we remind motorists of the need to always be alert while driving.
“Supporting road safety initiatives like these continues to be a key priority for us, as it aligns with our commitment to road safety and our Drive Safe campaign, which we launched in 2013. Through this campaign we partner with key organisations like SARAH to help make a tangible difference to road safety in Queensland.”
“We want drivers to take care on the roads for their safety, the safety of their loved ones, as well as the safety of other motorists sharing the road. To demonstrate our support for these initiatives, the iconic Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges will again be lit in yellow. Messages will also appear on the electronic roadside signage on the go via network throughout the week, on our websites and will be broadcast via Twitter.”
“With hundreds of thousands of motorists travelling across the go via network daily, this is one way we can spread road safety messages and raise awareness effectively through the community.”
What can you do during National Road Safety Week to show your support? You can:
- take the pledge to #StopDrivingBlind so others survive
- wear yellow during 2 May to 8 May
- #RememberThe1200 at 1200 on 5 May by taking a moment of silence, to remember those who have lost their lives or been injured on the roads.
Transurban commences operation of AirportLinkM7
1 April 2016
Earlier today Transurban Queensland, operator of the go via network commenced operation of AirportLinkM7.
Transurban Queensland finalised the acquisition of AirportLinkM7 with the receivers of BrisConnections for $1.87 billion, plus stamp duty of $108 million and transaction costs of $23 million.
Group General Manager of Transurban Queensland Wes Ballantine said the change in ownership would be seamless for motorists.
“We are delighted to commence operating AirportLink which from today completes the go via network and provides us with the opportunity to optimise the network and enhance our service for customers,” Mr Ballantine said.
“There will be no change to tolls and motorists with a valid tolling account don’t need to do a thing, they can continue to travel and manage their account as they do now,” he said.
Traffic volumes on the AirportLinkM7 continue to grow as motorists recognise the value for money that AirportLinkM7 provides through travel time reliability and travel time savings.
“Since Legacy Way opened to traffic in mid-2015 we have seen steady traffic growth through the corridor which includes AirportLink. We expect this traffic growth to continue as motorists seek to avoid the congested alternatives.
Transurban Queensland acquires AirportlinkM7
24 November 2015
Transurban Queensland today announced it had signed agreements with the receivers of BrisConnections for the acquisition of Brisbane’s AirportlinkM7 for $1.87 billion plus stamp duty and other costs.
Transurban Queensland Group General Manager Wes Ballantine said the acquisition enhances its existing go via network of toll roads in Brisbane which includes the Gateway and Logan motorways, Go Between Bridge and Legacy Way.
“AirportlinkM7 is a quality urban asset which is adjacent to three of our existing toll roads in Brisbane. It provides efficient connections between the Brisbane Airport and the Australia TradeCoast along with the CBD, and Brisbane’s northern, southern and western suburbs,” he said.
Mr Ballantine said Transurban Queensland was uniquely positioned to realise the potential of the AirportlinkM7 and provide a seamless experience and tolling service for Brisbane motorists.
“The addition of the AirportlinkM7 to our go via network is a great outcome for Brisbane motorists as it provides a unique opportunity to drive enhanced customer service and network management,” he said.
“We will use our experience and expertise in managing toll roads within Australian and the US to provide a more consistent and efficient customer experience for Brisbane motorists,” he said.
“The change in ownership will be seamless for motorists. Customers don’t need to do a thing, they can continue to travel and transact as they now.”
Completion of the sale process is expected to take place in early 2016 at which time Transurban Queensland will assume responsibility for the tunnel operation.