Coo-ee, Kalinga! Will you answer the call once more?AS the Queensland State Government and Brisbane City Council finalise plans for the proposed multi billion-dollar Airport Link, North-South Bypass Tunnel and Inner Northern Busway projects, the fate of Diggers' Drive, located in Kalinga Parknear Clayfield, remains under a cloud. Although the final alignment of the tunnel and associated roadworks to be gouged through Eagle Junction-Clayfield-Kalinga-Wooloowin - and the associated emission stack - are yet to be settled on, what is becoming clearer is that arrival of this infrastructure will impact directly on this unique World War I monument. Through the medium of the Internet, members of The Shire of Toombul History Group, in conjunction with concerned citizens and community-based organisations such as the Nundah and Districts Historical Society, hope that further public discussion - leading to a better appreciation of the significance of Diggers' Drive - may be engendered, locally and internationally.
of "The Daily Mail" (Brisbane) newspaper, this poignant article (and
others) helped crystalise the need for Diggers' Drive. The words were recently
committed to bronze for a plaque located near the eastern portal of Airport Link,
Toombul. The Shire of Toombul Group first posted the article on this website's
homepage on 8 March 2009.