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2018/19 Budget Delivers Major Road and Sporting Upgrades in Division 11

Moreton Bay Regional Council will deliver a $11.1 million budget boost for local infrastructure and facilities in Division 11.

Councillor Darren Grimwade announced a $5.7 million roads package to continue council’s commitment to improving the road condition and safety of the local road network.

“As part of this multi-million dollar roads project package council will be resurfacing 21 existing roads, sealing three gravel roads as well as upgrading and making safety improvements,” Cr Grimwade said.

“I am also pleased to announce an investment of more than $2.7 million for new sports infrastructure to accommodate growth in local sports.

“Projects announced include the construction of two additional, fully lit, tennis courts, an additional senior and junior lit soccer field, warm-up space and parking spaces at Samford Parklands to increase participation in tennis and soccer.

Cr Grimwade said a fire hydrant would also be installed at the Samford Archery precinct to allow the club to further expand their facility and meet demand of their growing membership.

“Narangba Soccer have also been provided with a $550,000 boost in funding to construct a new shared amenities and storage building at their Harris Avenue Sports Fields.

“These budget announcements build on the $275,000 project to improve the tennis facilities in Dayboro and to construct multi-court facilities to accommodate a new ‘home’ for the Dayboro Dodgers Netball Club,” Cr Grimwade said.

Cr Grimwade said these sporting projects would bring great benefits to the community and reinforce Council’s commitment of active, healthy communities.

“The 2018/19 budget also sets aside $200,000 for a new zebra crossing at Williams Street in Dayboro to better connect pedestrians between local cafes, restaurants, retailers and community facilities.

“I’m pleased to see this funding delivered following extensive consultation with the community.

“Council will also be reducing the speed limit along Williams Street from 50km to 40km and installing additional traffic islands and road markings at the top of McKenzie Street in Dayboro to improve road safety at this location.

The budget also includes huge investments into waterways and drainage projects, upgrades to parks and playgrounds, new footpaths, transport improvements, and community facility projects.


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