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20/21 Council Budget Highlights

Moreton Bay Regional Council has handed down it's 20/21 Budget. Here are the Divisional highlights.

Division Two:

Flood-prone roads around Division 2 will receive much needed upgrades, as Council works to keep tradies on the tools and help the economy bounce back from coronavirus.

Division 2 Councillor Mark Booth said more than $8.9 million will be allocated to key infrastructure projects.

Budget Highlights Include:

  • $4.5 million in road upgrades and renewal projects

  • $1.075 million to upgrade the stormwater network at Old Bay Road

  • $720,000 for replacement works at Beachmere Lake

  • $650,000 in sport field and playground upgrades

  • $420,000 in new pathways

  • $420,000 for civil works at the Caboolture Clay Target Club in Burpengary East

  • $160,000 for a carpark and improved access to Burpengary Community & Cultural Complex

Division Three:

Job generation was front of mind for the Caboolture area in this year’s Budget with road construction, pathway upgrades, park developments and new sporting complexes all on the cards to keep local workers on the tools.

Councillor Adam Hain said he was excited to announce more than $11.5 million worth of works for the coming 12 months to benefit Caboolture, Morayfield and Bellmere residents.

Budget Highlights Include:

  • $1.47 million for road rehabilitation at the Brown Street Corridor which runs from Ardrossan Road to Pettigrew Street, Caboolture.

  • $450,000 for an intersection change at Smiths Road and Del Rosso Roads, Caboolture to improve traffic flow and motorist safety.

  • $400,000 for Stage 2 of the Devine Court Sports Complex car park to include new parking bays, bus set down areas and pedestrian pathway connections to the club facilities.

  • $400,000 to upgrade Walter Street, Caboolture with improved pedestrian connectivity, drainage upgrades and road resurfacing.

  • $510,000 to start development of a wedding venue at Caboolture’s Centenary Lakes Park.

  • $220,000 for a shared pathway upgrade between Matthew Terrace and Beerburrum Road to expand for both pedestrian and cyclist use.

  • $180,000 to replace 600 metres of cracked footpath along William Berry Drive in Morayfield.

  • $110,000 for a playground renewal at Westminster Road park, Bellmere

  • $100,000 to construct a dog off leash area for animal lovers at Bluebell Street park, Caboolture

  • $95,000 for road rehabilitation at Caboolture River Road at Morayfield

Division Four:

Major investments into community sport and infrastructure have been designed to help drive a post-COVID recovery in Division 4.

Councillor Jodie Shipway said sporting fields, road upgrades and new pathways were the key projects delivered as part of this year’s Budget.

Budget Highlights Include:

  • $8.5 million for stage 1 of Griffin Sports Complex

  • $5 million for the Henry/Dohles Rocks Roads reconstruction works with the Federal Government contributing $4 million toward the project.

  • $1.3 million for new footpaths across the division

  • $850,000 in road and drainage improvements at Alice Street in Mango Hill

  • $700,000 to build Chelmsford Road at Mango Hill

  • $190,000 to build a carpark at Woodside Sports Ground

  • $144,000 to resurface Freshwater Creek Road

  • $120,000 to design the Mango Hill Ring Road

  • $30,000 for park upgrades at Lake Eden

Division Five:

More than 15 different parks and public spaces across Division 5 will be upgraded this year.

Division 5 Councillor Sandra Ruck said it was a family-focussed Budget, to help get the region back on track.

Division 5 Budget Highlights Include:

  • $3.5 million for road resurfacing across Division 5

  • $1.5 million for parks and playground upgrades

  • $1 million for Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough Streetscape Renewal

  • $145,000 for Deception Bay Pool mechanical and electrical equipment renewal

  • $80,000 for Deception Bay Community Facilities Stage 1 Design

  • $65,000 for Deception Bay Library - Courtyard Enclosure

  • $60,000 for Wallin Family Place, Deception Bay Groyne Construction

  • $25,000 for Captain Cook Parade, Deception Bay seawall replacement site planning

Division Seven:

This year’s budget will deliver $18.2 million worth of works for Division 7.

Deputy Mayor Denise Sims said improving the safety and efficiency of local roads continues to be a priority.

Budget Highlights Include:

  • $8 million for Brays Road/McClintock Drive intersection and road upgrades

  • $4.5 million for Old Gympie Road (Alma to Goodwin) road upgrades

  • $3 million for 18 different parks and greenspaces around Division 7

  • $1.03 million for the Black Duck Lake System Murrumba Downs

  • $450,000 for Highet Street to Nellies Lane road upgrade in Kallangur

  • $250,000 to fund concept designs for a rail underpass in Dakabin

  • $200,000 for Old Gympie Road (Whitehorse to Alma) road and intersection upgrade

  • $150,000 for Beverley Court Park in Griffin

Division Eight:

Moreton Bay Regional Council will build a bridge to help the region bounce back from the impacts of COVID-19, with a $40 million flood immunity project slated for Youngs Crossing.

Division 8 councillor Mick Gillam said $4 million had been set aside in this year’s Budget to start planning for this long-awaited project.

Budget Highlights Include:

  • $6.6 million for road upgrades

  • $5.71 million for Les Hughes Sports Complex upgrades

  • $4 million for Youngs Crossing Bridge upgrades

  • $1.5 million for Beeville Road intersection upgrades and road rehabilitation

  • $370,000 for stormwater works

Division Eleven

More than $18 million will be invested into major infrastructure projects in Division 11 as part of the Moreton Bay Region’s economic recovery plan in the wake of COVID-19.

Division 11 Councillor Darren Grimwade said spending this year would focus on sporting fields, road upgrades, community facilities and pathways; but Budget 2020-21 also starts planning for a revolution in hinterland tourism.

Budget Highlights Include:

  • $5.8 million for road and intersection upgrades

  • $3.8 million to build new pathways and pedestrian bridges

  • $3.6 million for new tennis courts, a clubhouse and carpark at Harris Avenue Sports Complex

  • $1.8 million for a new community hall at Camp Constable in Mount Glorious

  • $450,000 for a new carpark at Dayboro War Memorial Grounds (Rugby League)

  • $325,000 for toilets at Stone Ridge Boulevard Park at Narangba

  • $150,000 for upgrades to Westbourne Park at Wights Mountain

  • $140,000 to build a new playground at Camp Constable

  • $100,000 for building upgrades at Williamina Court Sports Complex

  • $100,000 in design works for streetscape upgrades at Samford Village Main Street

Division Twelve:

Division 12 Councillor Tony Latter said big investments into improving roads, pathways and improving facilities will future-proof the Region’s northwest.

Budget Highlights Include:

  • $13.77 million for road resurfacing and renewals across Division 12

  • $8.5 million for intersection and road upgrades to Oakey Flat Road

  • $510,000 to complete Archer Street road rehabilitation and streetscaping in Woodford

  • $590,000 for Woodford Waste Transfer Station weighbridges construction

  • $489,000 for stormwater and flood mitigation

  • $160,000 pathway construction along the D’Aguilar Highway from Scotts Lane

  • $265,000 for CREEC Environmental Centre Car Park expansion

  • $250,000 for park upgrades at Trinity Way Park

  • $220,000 for Delaneys Creek Community Hall upgrades

  • $200,000 for park upgrades at CREEC Environmental Centre

  • $200,000 for CREEC Environmental Centre park upgrades

  • $150,000 for playground construction at Bernice Street Park in Bellmere

  • $90,000 for construction of fitness equipment at Adelong Court Park

  • $80,000 to continue the extension of Facer Road footpath

Note: Divisions One, Nine and Ten are not listed in this article as Feature Magazine does not cover these areas.


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