- Thursday 06 July 2017
A healthy, smart and creative Division 1
I am pleased that the 2017/18 budget allows council to progress a number of important Division 1 projects and takes us all towards being healthy, smart and creative. The $7.4 million allocated to Division 1 will help to improve, enhance and invest in a safer, more attractive and better-connected community. The main thrust of the 2017/18 budget includes some significant funding for community infrastructure at the new suburb of Baringa plus exciting playground and parkland developments around the division. These are in addition to improved local roads and a number of waste management infrastructure improvement projects to continue delivering a more healthy and sustainable future for our region.
Peter Crosby Way
It’s one of the privileges of being your councillor that I was able to attend the official opening of a significant new road in Division 1, namely the Peter Crosby Way – the gateway and main road into Palmview’s largest master planned residential development, called ‘Harmony’. The opening of Peter Crosby Way means this new community has effectively come into existence, with about 150 homes (eventually nearly 5000 homes) already in the pipeline or under construction. The master planned community of Harmony will deliver much-needed additional housing choice to meet strong demand in our region, as well as generating 9,000 jobs through the delivery of the project. Harmony’s main entry road Peter Crosby Way will also service neighbouring communities, while acknowledging the site’s long connection to the Crosby family.
Love to Ride Sunshine Coast returns this September
Love to Ride Sunshine Coast is a fun, free competition to encourage you and your work colleagues to experience firsthand the joys and benefits of riding a bike. Sunshine Coast businesses will compete against each other to see who can win some excellent prizes while getting the most staff to ride a bike between September 1 and September 30. Visit council’s website for more information and register your interests.
Free library activities
Did you know that our libraries regularly host free events for people of all ages. There are storytime and rhyme time sessions for young children, and technology help sessions for anyone having trouble with their digital devices. Visit library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Whats-On for details.
Meet and greet
Join me for my next ‘meet and greet’ session at the QCWA Hall, Simpson Street, Beerwah on Monday, July 10 from 10am. Take a look at how Simpson Street is progressing as you come along to chat about council projects or local issues. Alternatively you can keep updated on what is happening in Division 1 by following my councillor page on Facebook. Just search for ‘Cr Rick Baberowski- Division 1’ and press 'like'.