Cr Cox - Delivering lifestyle and liveability projects in Division 3
  • Thursday 20 June 2019
Cyclist on Coondibah Creek Bridge

Coastal pathway connectivity, congestion busting and community facilities are the focus for Division 3 in Sunshine Coast Council’s 2019/20 $848 million budget delivered today (June 20).

Division 3 Councillor Peter Cox said this year’s projects responded to community need on a number of levels.

“The Parklands Boulevard upgrade at Little Mountain is the division’s largest infrastructure project and will deliver a four-lane roadway from Meridan Way to east of Sunset Drive,” Cr Cox said.

“We are also making sure our public amenities, storm water and council controlled roads are maintained and improved as needed.

“This includes works to improve traffic flow in and around Meridan State College and ensuring Grahame Stewart Park is available to people of all abilities.

“We will also deliver a new amenity block at Creekwood Estate, which will further complement the popular Skate Park, playground and barbecue area.

“This has been two years in the making and borne from resident feedback.

“In addition to the skate park users, it will provide facilities for a number of mums and bubs and walking groups that frequent the park.

“We are also making great progress on connecting the coastal pathway between Bokarina to Warana.

“The coastal pathway is one of the most loved and utilised pieces of community infrastructure and the proposed extension will further complement the recent installation from beach access 239 to 242.

“If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to check out council’s Healthy Sunshine Coast activities based in Division 3.

“The local Mums and Bubs boxing/group fitness takes place every Wednesday from 10.30-11.30am at Creekwood Park, Meridan Plains and the Seniors Aquatic Fitness class gets into the swim Monday mornings from 10.30am at the Little Mountain Aquatic Centre, Little Mountain.”

Division 3 highlights for the 2019/20 budget include:

  • $6.9 million four-lane upgrade of Parklands Boulevard from Meridan Way to east of Sunset Drive
  • $1.02 million to continue work on the car park and clubhouse at Meridan Sports Complex
  • $320,000 to construct the Coastal Pathway from Bokarina to Warana
  • $300,000 to design and construct new public amenities block in Grahame Stewart Park, Currimundi
  • $250,000 to replace a demountable building at Kawana Sports Precinct
  • $180,000 to complete the new pontoon on Lake Kawana
  • $175,000 for a new public amenity facility at Rebecca Street Park, Creekwood Estate
  • $100,000 to install road bike lanes and green treatments on Sugarbag Road.