Building Australia’s smart region in Division 2
  • Thursday 16 June 2016

A community that values health, happiness and opportunity is the focus of Division 2 projects in the 2016/17 budget.

Divisional councillor Tim Dwyer said the Sunshine Coast Council $253 million capital works budget aimed to build Australia’s smart region by working on achievements completed this past financial year while preserving our environment for future generations.

“Just under $9.5 million in infrastructure projects is allocated to Division 2 in the 2016/17 budget, part of a planned $58.7 million spend on divisional capital works over the next 10 years,” Cr Dwyer said.

“The largest single project is a further $3.2 million investment in streetscaping in Bulcock St and the surrounding Caloundra CBD area.

“This is a priority project that forms part of the long term strategy for the revitalisation of the Caloundra CBD, and was developed with significant input from the Caloundra CBD Taskforce.

“The revitalisation of the Caloundra CBD is linked to a master plan aimed at making the city centre more attractive to visitors while also increasing the number of locals living and working in the heart of our division.”

Cr Dwyer said the budget also supported happy and healthy communities.

“The Events Centre Caloundra, the Sunshine Coast’s premier performing arts and conference centre, will receive an injection of $1.7 million for much-needed water leakage repairs and facility refurbishment,” Cr Dwyer said.

“I’m pleased $1.8 million has been earmarked for other facilities and open spaces where our community can exercise, have fun, spend time with family and friends, or just take some time out.”

Cr Dwyer said funds had also been approved to upgrade patron amenities at the Caloundra Library and a future development plan for the popular Caloundra Regional Gallery.

“Divisional sport and recreation facilities will receive a healthy $1.1 million injection, of which $650,000 is allocated to implement the Reserve 1000 master plan at Golden Beach.

“A further $200,000 is available to renew the Moffat Beach playground, $15,000 for the Kings Beach Amphitheatre playground and $90,000 will be spent on improvements to pedestrian and cyclist facilities along The Esplanade at Bulcock Beach.”

Essential infrastructure and environmental safeguards to support the current and future needs of the growing community are also reinforced in the 2016/17 budget.

“More than $700,000 will be spent on transportation and stormwater infrastructure,” Cr Dwyer said.

“Stormwater works will be undertaken in the Caloundra CBD, Moffat Beach and Pelican Waters to improve drainage and flood mitigation.

“These capital works projects funded in the 2016/17 budget add to the vital infrastructure required to support our growing population.”

Division 2 budget highlights include:

  • $3.2 million for street-scaping Bulcock St, Caloundra
  • $1.7 million for remediation and renewal works at The Events Centre, Caloundra
  • $650,000 to implement the Golden Beach Master Plan (ongoing)
  • $445,000 to upgrade the Central Park Car Park at Arthur St, Caloundra
  • $250,000 to upgrade the car park at Edmund St, Kings Beach
  • $250,000 for drainage works at Otranto Av, Caloundra  
  • $200,000 to renew the playground Moffat Beach
  • $150,000 to upgrade the Caloundra Town Reserve, Sugar Bag Rd, Caloundra
  • $125,000 for road safety at Bombala Tce, Caloundra
  • $125,000 to upgrade the Caloundra Admin Building Lighting, Caloundra
  • $107,000 for stormwater works at Pelican Waters Bvd, Pelican Waters
  • $105,000 to upgrade patron amenities at Caloundra Library
  • $104,000 for works at the Caloundra Cricket Club
  • $100,000 for streetscape works at Beerburrum St, Dicky Beach
  • $100,000 to renew the seawall at Shelley Beach
  • $100,000 to extend services at Dicky Beach Holiday Park
  • $100,000 for transportation works at Burke St, Golden Beach
  • $90,000 to stormwater management at Arthur St, Caloundra
  • $90,000 for pedestrian and cyclist facilities at The Esplanade, Bulcock Beach
  • $80,000 to overhaul the gate at Pelican Waters Lock
  • $50,000 to upgrade coastal pathway along Caloundra Headland at Kings Beach
  • $50,000 to the Caloundra Admin Building HVAC Chilled Water Valve Upgrade
  • $50,000 to renew the beach access at Ann St, Dicky Beach
  • $50,000 to renew the beach access at Victoria Tce, Shelly Beach
  • $33,000 to replace the kerb and channel at Coonowrin St, Dicky Beach
  • $30,000 to progress the facility development plan at the Caloundra Regional Gallery
  • $25,000 to relocate and upgrade the water service at Caloundra Cemetery
  • $25,000 to renew the concrete pathway at Queens St, Caloundra
  • $22,000 to replace the street light at Short St, Golden Beach
  • $15,000 to renew the playground at Kings Beach Amphitheatre
  • $14,000 to renew the beach shower at Keith Hill Park, Golden Beach
  • $10,000 to Corrosion Treatment on the Dicky Beach Bridge
  • $5,000 to renew the playground at Judy Henzell Park, Pelican Waters
  • $5,000 to renew the Porter Park Playground, Golden Beach