Cr Dickson - Breath of fresh air
  • Thursday 21 August 2014

Residents on Power Rd can breathe a sigh of relief after a joint effort cleared the air of dust.

The unsealed gravel road created concerns for locals living nearby, whipping up dust and dirt.

Palms Lifestyle Retirement Village, the developers whose trucks are using Power Rd to access their work site, and my own divisional funding, combined to cover the cost of dust suppressant works.

This was a fine example of teamwork and getting a great community outcome and I thank the residents and the developers for working with me to resolve the issue.

Memorial for future generations

Each year our community commemorates Anzac Day and I’m pleased to say that works at Buderim Village Park’s new village green, the site of next year’s dawn service, are almost complete.

A $24,000 State Government grant was provided to Council for the Buderim War Memorial Community Association Anzac Day sub-committee for the Buderim Anzac Day Dawn Service and Anzac Centenary Tree project.

An Aleppo Pine, a decedent of the Gallipoli Lone Pine will be planted at the new dawn service location, presenting an enduring, tangible link to Anzac Cove and a significant memorial for future generations, and honouring our fallen.

The project will also include power connections and flag poles.

Mammoth project

Work on the Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs reconstruction and intersection upgrade project is on schedule.

This mammoth project is planned for completion in the New Year.

Thanks to all drivers, especially parents of school children, for your patience during construction.

This column first appeared in Buderim Chronicle on August 21, 2014