2015/16 Year in Review – Division 3
  • Wednesday 01 June 2016

A major upgrade to Grahame Stewart Park, additions to the coastal pathway and a $754,000 reseal of Beerburrum St, Caloundra are some of the major projects delivered by Sunshine Coast Council in Division 3 over the past 12 months.

Division 3 Councillor Peter Cox said the various projects built on the active lifestyle enjoyed by local residents.

“There has been overwhelming support for the coastal pathway, which winds along Division 3 past bush areas, parks and dunes,” Cr Cox said.

“The pathway is a key feature of our relaxed coastal lifestyle and we plan to continue extending it in the next financial year.

“The recently installed outdoor fitness equipment at Ivadale Lakes in Little Mountain has proven to be a huge success with locals and is quite popular for outdoor fitness classes.

“Around $230,000 of improvements to Grahame Stewart Park in Currimundi are also a huge win for the many residents who regularly use the park.

“This past year, council has improved disability access for the car park and playground, added a bus set-down area, provided shaded seating in the dog off-leash area and more. The new double flying-fox is much loved by kids of all ages.

“I’m particularly proud of the viewing platform extension at Beach Access 234 at Palkana Park, Warana which features a new shelter and seating and has been elevated to provide fantastic views of the beach.

“In addition to building some great infrastructure projects for our communities this past 12 months, council recommended State Government approval of the Bokarina Beach Master Plan, a 30 hectare site which will provide homes, services and facilities for thousands of residents and visitors.”

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

Division 3 budget highlights for 2015/2016 include:

•           $400,000 to improve pathway connections in the Currimundi school precinct

•           $345,945 to reseal Creekside Blvd, Currimundi

•           $94,000 for a finishing tower at Lake Kawana

•           $65,000 to install exercise equipment at Ivadale Lakes, Little Mountain

•           $232,440 to rehabilitate Technology Dr, Warana

•           $112,000 for bus stop upgrades across the division

•           $508,000 for coastal pathway works from Wurtulla to Bokarina

•           $19,028 for Sycamore Drive Environmental Pathway link

•           $61,500 for extension to Ridgehaven Park Dog exercise area and new shelter.