- Wednesday 01 June 2016
Twenty streets and roads in Division 6 have undergone substantial reseal and rehabilitation works in the last 12 months to provide a safer, improved transport network for local residents and visitors.
On the eve of the Sunshine Coast Council’s 2016/17 Budget being handed down, Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said the $1.85 million investment in local roads had been a highlight of the past financial year.
Featuring as the major projects completed over the past 12 months are the improvements to University Way at Sippy Downs ($538,000) and Dixon Rd at Buderim ($732,000).
“These two roads are very important to Division 6 residents and it’s been very pleasing that we’ve been able to complete extensive improvements to them over the past 12 months,” Cr Dickson said.
“One of our other success stories was the entry turning lane that was created to improve the access for Ballinger Park. The $135,000 required to complete the project has alleviated a regular bottleneck in that area.
“We have also seen significant investment in reseal and rehabilitation upgrades for Gossamer Dr ($108,000), Yeremba Place ($85,000), Oxford Cl ($50,000), James Cook Dr ($50,000) and Crestmont Dr ($45,000).
“There have been a number of other small projects which have also added to the quality of the streets and roads we have in our division.
“My thanks go to our residents, and everyone who moves through Division 6 during their day-to-day business, for the patience they have shown during the construction and the feedback they’ve provided.
“There will be a continuing focus on our road network. As one example, council is underway with lengthening a left-hand turn lane at Karawatha Dr which is going to improve the traffic flow and safety in that area.”
Cr Dickson said another of his personal highlights for 2015/16 was the installation of the sculpture in Buderim Lions Park which will forever honour Sunshine Coast babies, children and young adults who have passed away through illness or tragic circumstances.
“It was particularly rewarding to work alongside Team Adem and create such a wonderful lasting tribute to the Coast’s children who have been taken too soon,” Cr Dickson said.
“Not far away from the Lions Park is Buderim Village Park which continues to develop into one of our region’s outstanding public spaces.
“As the staged masterplan unfolds – we invested $405,000 in the park in the last 12 months – we are going to see an even more special outdoors environment created that we can all enjoy.”
Sunshine Coast Council will hand down its 2016/17 budget on June 16.
Other Division 6 budget highlights for 2015/2016 included:
- $562,100 for works at Maroochydore Basketball Stadium
- $338,000 for works to entrance road and drainage at Ballinger Road Sports Complex
- $300,000 for Stormwater management at Figbird Cr, Buderim
- $216,000 to implement Elizabeth Daniels Park masterplan, Buderim
- $120,000 to improve drainage at Syd Lingard Dr, Buderim
- $114,000 for footpath construction at Oakmont Drive, Buderim
- $100,000 for the retaining wall rectification work at Donna Pl, Buderim
- $70,000 for planning and construction at Creekside Drive Park, Buderim
- $64,000 to install exercise equipment at Mountain Creek Recreation Trail
- $50,000 to replace the footbridge at Edgewater Lakes Park
- $50,000 to improve tidal flushing at Mountain Creek Lakes
- $40,000 to construct a boat ramp at Brightwater
- $40,000 for lighting at Buderim Wanderers sports field.