- Friday 26 June 2015
Important improvements to roads and parks are the focus for capital works in Division 1 in Sunshine Coast Council’s 2015/16 budget.
Divisional Councillor Rick Baberowski said that Council's overall $588 million budget was directed at securing a more prosperous future for the Sunshine Coast, while protecting our lifestyle and environment.
“Around $10 million in capital works will be expended in Division 1 over the next 12 months," Cr Baberowski said.
“Good transport infrastructure underpins the day-by-day lifestyle which residents choose to live here for, so I'm pleased that $5.6 million will go to transport projects in the division, such as $2.7 million for general road repairs, $1.24 million on upgrading Glenview Rd, $600,000 for Storrs Rd Peachester and $700,000 for bridge replacement at Hodgens Rd at Bald Knob.
“I believe this division can realistically aspire to having the best variety of parks in the region, and potentially South-East Queensland.
“Towards that goal, we have $598,000 in capital works planned in the next year, including $150,000 at Turner Park – plus an additional $760,000 over the following three years; $70,000 for Pioneer Park in Landsborough; $120,000 for the new sports ground on Caloundra Rd; and $34,000 at Mooloolah skate park.
"I am really excited to allocate $200,000 to deliver the first stage of the new family-friendly district park in Glass House Mountains, including significant work on the pathway network.
“The park has a stunning location and co-located environmental reserve, which means we can deliver the quality of public space the community has been waiting for.
"The budget also includes a major expansion of the cemetery on Roy's Rd, which will ensure that for many years to come, local residents have the choice to be buried within their own community."
Budget highlights in Division 1:
- $2.7 million for reseal and pavement rehabilitation
- $1.2 million to realign and rehabilitate Glenview Rd, Glenview
- $900,000 to construct Roys Rd, Beerwah Depot
- $700,000 to acquire land for cemetery (10.7ha)
- $700,000 to replace Hodgens Rd, Bald Knob bridge
- $600,000 to widen Storrs Rd, Peachester
- $250,000 to widen Roys Rd, Beerwah
- $200,000 for Peachester Town Park Public Amenity Rehabilitation
- $200,000 for Glass House Mountains Park
- $150,000 to upgrade Turner Park, Beerwah
- $120,000 for first stage of new Caloundra Rd, Little Mountain sports ground
- $115,000 for Caloundra Aerodrome emergency access to Caloundra Rd
- $70,000 for Pioneer Park, Landsborough Playground renewal
- $50,000 for Roberts Rd, car park design -Beerwah Pool and Skate Park
- $34,000 to renew Mooloolah Valley Skate Park
- $28,000 for Beerwah Aquatic Centre shade sail replacement
- $24,000 for Newton Park Beerwah seating and park shelter
- $22,000 to renew existing Bobbie Sattler Reserve, Caloundra fire trail