Capital works well on track
  • Thursday 18 November 2010

A new sporting complex, a community centre and two bridges are just some of the projects Sunshine Coast Council is rolling out in its current Capital Works program.

A total of 1629 projects are set to be delivered in 2010/2011 on a combined budget of $180 million, including 627 carryover projects from 2009/2010 that have raised overall expenditure by $51million.

Asset Management and Works Portfolio, Cr Ted Hungerford said Council was well on track through the first three months of its budget.

"Of the 1072 projects currently in progress, 365 are physically or financially complete," he said.

"Council has also continued to support the economy through our delivery of capital projects, with more than 80 per cent of our $22 million expenditure in the first quarter on externally provided materials and services.

"Council has also awarded $12 million in contracts and has an additional $9 million in contracts that are under invitation or evaluation."

Some of the key projects that are underway include:

  • Tooway Lake Bridge replacement ($5.1m);
  • Petrie Creek Road Bridge "Dusty Rhodes Bridge" ($6.8m);
  • Girraween Sporting Complex ($6m);
  • Park Road, Noosa Embankment and Road Stabilisation and Boardwalk reconstruction ($4.2m);
  • North Shore Community Centre, Mudjimba ($4.1m)

The 2010/2011 Capital Works budget is part of Council’s five year Capital Works Program.