Cr Hungerford - 2017 a big year for Division 7
  • Wednesday 31 January 2018

From roads to sports fields, parks to pools and ponds, 2017 has been a big year for Division 7, and 2018 is set to raise the bar even higher.

As you’re all aware, improving and maintaining our roadways has always been a key focus of mine so I’m pleased to round off the year with the resealing of Pittards Rd, North Buderim Blvd and Claremont St, Buderim, providing a safer, smoother journey for locals and passers-by.

This month we’ve also continued the planting and maintenance of the site council acquired at Durham Crescent, Buderim following a landslip over two years ago. It’s exciting to watch this barren parcel of land taking shape as a native forest, more akin to the rainforest species that Buderim was once covered in. As well as the environmental and visual benefits, the transformation has assisted in stabilising the steep site and reducing maintenance costs.

And this year for the first time our invaluable local gem Buderim Village Park was all decked out for Buderim’s Christmas Carols on December 10, with new features including a multi-purpose performance/stage area, a village square and an amenities building.

Council built this 3.4 hectare park from the ground up over the past five years – now boasting landscaped gardens, a lush village green along with stunning views of the Glasshouse Mountains and the Pacific Ocean – and I could not have been any prouder to see hundreds of residents come together here to celebrate Christmas.  

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and a healthy, prosperous and joyful 2018 and beyond. Or I might catch you first in person at the free, family friendly and always fantastic New Year’s Eve Mooloolaba event.  

(First published Buderim Chronicle December 28, 2017)