Large and small projects help shape Division 10’s future
  • Friday 03 June 2016

A $2.05 million rehabilitation, widening and re-sealing of Nambour’s Perwillowen and Windsor Rds, a $966,000 spend on sealing gravel roads, an access road and carpark for the Lillyponds at Mapleton and significant upgrades to the popular Nambour Youth Activity Precinct and Dick Caplick Park in Eumundi are among the major projects delivered in Division 10 during the 2015/16 financial year.

Sunshine Coast Council Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson said he was proud to have worked closely with the community on many of his divisional projects.

“Council is investing in a wide range of projects which will be of great benefit to Division 10 residents,” Cr Rogerson said.

“From the approximately $4 million spent on rehabilitation and resealing projects across the entire division to the third stage of construction on the extremely popular and successful Nambour Youth Activity Precinct, council’s 2015/2016 infrastructure projects in Division 10 have provided significant benefits to the local community.

“Following on from the completion of the outstanding ‘Heroes Walk’ last year, I’m really excited to see this next $150,000 round of upgrades that will make the Quota Park Youth Precinct an even stronger asset particularly for our young people.

“I was also very pleased to work closely with Division 9 Councillor Stephen Robinson to deliver the $2 million bridge and shelter on Eumundi Range Rd which will greatly enhance safety and functionality for motorists and pedestrians.

“As part of council’s $1.5 million contribution to the funding of the activation of Nambour’s Heritage rail lines, council contributed $100,000 towards preparation works including getting National Rail safety accreditation and preliminary design.

“And we’ve contributed $520,000 towards much needed infrastructure upgrades, drainage works and LED signage at the Nambour Showgrounds as well as $50,000 towards the design of the new public amenity block in Isaac Moore Park, Kenilworth which will double as an iconic piece of public art.

“I’m also really pleased to see the delivery on a host of smaller but equally important projects like the Petrie Park Dog off Leash area, new fencing at Coronation Memorial Park, upgraded lighting at the Nambour Rugby Club, a new undercover area at Nambas Tennis Club, Shay Memorial at Mapleton Lilyponds, Sunshine Coast Antique Car Club Building at Nambour Showgrounds, installation of public artwork in Mill Street, Nambour, works at the Mapleton Men’s Shed and resealing of the Kureelpa Community Hall carpark.”  

Sunshine Coast Council will hand down its 2016/17 budget on June 16.

Division 10 budget highlights for 2015/2016 include:

  • $1.22 million to the rehabilitation Perwillowen Rd, Nambour
  • $820,000 to rehabilitate Windsor Rd, Nambour
  • $966,000 for Delicia Rd gravel sealing and construction of access road and carpark at the Mapleton Lillyponds
  • $272,000 towards Parklands Blvd
  • $265,000 to renew Dick Caplick Park at Eumundi
  • $520,000 for upgrades to Nambour Showgrounds
  • $100,000 towards Nambour Heritage Tram project
  • $169,000 towards Nambour Connection Rd strategic pathway design
  • $230,000 towards Pathway upgrades in Farrell and Fleming Sts and Bus Stop in Farrell St, Yandina.