A budget for the future of Division 1
  • Thursday 27 June 2013

Design and construction of the Beerwah business area of $4 million is just one of the items delivered out of Sunshine Coast Council’s $538 million budget for Division 1.

Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said the budget is a win for all the townships in Glasshouse Country who will benefit from the revitalisation of Beerwah.

“Beerwah is a major activity centre and $4 million in 1 year is going to completely transform the town into a modern country mecca for visitors, shoppers and locals to enjoy,” Cr Baberowski said.

“I’m absolutely thrilled that Beerwah Place + streetscaping work will include the undergrounding of power networks – the aesthetic quality this will add to Beerwah is invaluable for the long term look and feel of town.

“Glenview Rd will get the attention it deserves with $800,000 allocated to remove bends and realign sections of the road. In terms of the constraints on this year’s budget I’m particularly pleased that fellow Councillors recognised the importance of this project.

“Bankfoot House in Glasshouse Mountains has $850,000 for design and construction of an exhibition space, interpretive materials and interactive displays that will turn this heritage listed historical gem into a serious visitor destination and mini-museum.

“Roy’s Rd has been allocated $2.1 million to widen and realign sections of the road in Beerwah and $384K to replace the existing timber bridge.”

The budget will also deliver:

  • Skippy Park design plan for the next stage of works $125K
  • Beerwah Sports Complex for detailed design and implementation $150K
  • Caloundra Landfill for construction of the sewer rising main connection is $1 million
  • Caloundra Landfill for tank farm and leachate perimeter construction is $4.6 million
  • Beerwah Aquatic Centre for tiling of the pool shell $150K.

To find out more about what’s planned for your community, visit Council's website.