Road and community facility upgrades are the focus for Division 7 in Moreton Bay Regional Council’s 2018/19 Budget. Councillor for Division 7 Councillor Denise Sims said about $5 million would be invested in a number of road safety upgrades and commencement of road designs to ensure local roads cater for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists now and into the future.
“I am pleased to announce $1.5 million to improve the traffic flow at Brays Road and McClintock Drive and $2.9 million towards Dohles Rocks Road to complete the interchange upgrade in Murrumba Downs. “We’ve also allocated $400,000 for the design to widen Old Gympie Road between Alma Road and Gympie Road in Dakabin and $200,000 between Ann Street and Nellies Lane on Old Gympie Road, Kallangur, to broaden the road from two lanes to four.
Other key road safety projects include:
$30,000 to commence the design of the intersection upgrade of Torrens and Narangba Road intersection
$80,000 for the design of an intersection upgrade at Beeville and Frenchs Road in Petrie
$30,000 to commence the design of a road rehabilitation at Youngs Crossing Road, Petrie
$40,000 to commence the design of a road upgrade at Alma Road Dakabin.
"I am also pleased to announce $100,000 for the Black Duck Lake System between Entry Parade and McClintock Drive in Murrumba Downs to boost flood resilience and enhance the lake’s amenity and water quality. “More than $800,000 will be invested in community facility upgrades to encourage local residents to get active and healthy outdoors including:
Kallangur - Fred Kruger Park - $160,000 Park upgrades
Kallangur - Penson Park - $235,000 Park upgrade
Petrie - Waratah Park - $100,000 Fitness Equipment Installation
“I am also pleased to be delivering $300,000 for Blatchford Sporting and Recreation Reserve in Murrumba Downs that will see upgrades to BMX facilities, fitness equipment and groundworks for relocation of the playground. Cr Sims also announced $5 million for the development of a new transfer station at the Dakabin Waste Management facility site in Dakabin and $36,000 to map mobile network coverage strength across the region including Division 7.