- Thursday 25 June 2015
Improvements to key transport infrastructure is a key focus of the 2015-16 Sunshine Coast Council budget allocation for Division 3.
Divisional councillor Peter Cox said the $588 million budget built on major work completed this financial year to shape a positive future for region’s environment, the community and the economy.
“Some very important and large scale road and pathway upgrades were undertaken during 2014-15 and residents can expect to see plenty more improvements to the local transport networks,” Cr Cox said.
“More than $2.5 million has been allocated towards rehabilitating and resealing roads around the division and $300,000 will go towards construction of the Coastal Pathway link between Bokarina and Wurtulla.
“Another project I’m particularly pleased to announce is the $200,000 improvements to pedestrian and cycle facilities around the Currimundi Schools Precinct.”
Cr Cox said a number of popular parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities would also undergo important upgrades.
“Work will start on the next stage of the Meridan Fields Master Plan with $75,000 to be spent this financial year and a further $200,000 per year over the succeeding five years.
“The Kawana Sports Precinct Master Plan will also commence and a further $100,000 will be spent at Grahame Stewart Park upgrading the playground.”
Division 3 budget highlights:
- $2.6 million for road reseal and rehabilitations
- $300,000 towards the Coastal Pathway (Bokarina to Wurtulla Link)
- $200,000 for pedestrian and cyclist enabling facilities in the Currimundi Schools Precinct - ($200,000 will be spent annually for the next two years)
- $150,000 for the Kawana Sports Master Plan implementation
- $120,000 to construct cycle lanes along Beerburrum St, Battery Hill
- $100,000 for the Grahame Stewart Park, Currimundi playground upgrade
- $75,000 for the Meridan Fields Master Plan and implementation
- $75,000 for the Frances Tenkate Park, Little Mountain upgrade
- $61,000 for the Nicklin Way, Currimundi pathway renewal
- $60,000 for the construction of a carpark at Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sportsman’s Parade (a further $440,000 will be spent the following year)