Cr Thompson - Delivering our Budget projects
  • Friday 17 July 2015

Now that we’re into a new financial year, Council has started to implement some of the projects which received funding in our 2015-16 Budget which was endorsed late last month.You can expect to see improvements in all parts of Division 4 with some of the “big ticket” individual items including $403,000 on the final stage of the master plan for the Alex Foreshore Park, $358,000 to upgrade the Mooloolaba Holiday Park, $300,000 on streetscaping at Brisbane Road in Mooloolaba, $200,000 to renew the seawalls at Mooloolaba and $140,000 to replace exercise equipment at Coopers Lookout at Buddina.

Families with children will be happy to know there will be playground upgrades at both Pierce Park and Walker Park at Alex and Whitsunday Park at Kawana Island and more planning work has been funded for the Alex Skate Park Concept Plan, the La Balsa Park Landscape Plan and the Mooloolaba Spit Boardwalk design.

We’ll also have $2.5 million spent on improving our roads and $2.65 million to install cycle lanes from Mooloolaba to Minyama.

All of this will contribute to continuing to make Division Four such an enjoyable place to live in, work in and visit.

If you’d like more details on this year’s Budget, go to and click on the Budget tab.

Photo competition

There’s some great prizes to win in Council’s junior photo competition “Nature at Play” which closes on July 24.

The competition is designed to encourage exploration of nature and to showcase young people’s connection to the Sunshine Coast environment. 

Budding photographers have the opportunity to win prizes that include the chance to be a seal trainer for a day, a family yacht cruise and vouchers up to $350.

The project is a great opportunity for having fun in the great outdoors and is another example of Council driving sustainability within the community through its Living Smart program.

Entries close July 24 at 5pm, finalists are announced July 31 and winning and runners-up entries will be exhibited from October 10  to November 1 at the Arts and Ecology Centre, Maroochy Botanic Gardens.

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