Creating a safer, secure future and building a strong and thriving community by investing in community facilities is top of the priority list for the Division 6 capital works projects, set to be delivered as part of Sunshine Coast Council’s $816 million 2021/22 Budget.
Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said the projects planned for his division over the next year were focused on key community infrastructure that would make a real difference to locals.
“As a healthy, smart, creative region, we understand our communities are our future and I am committed to providing improvements that make life in Division 6 even better than it already is,” Cr Dickson said.
“Parks are at the heart of our communities, which is why more than $1.1 million has been safely secured to design and construct our very first district park for the Sippy Downs Town Centre.
“Delivering a community centre for our Palmview community is becoming more of a reality with $100,000 allocated to continue to plan for the delivery of this centre.
“Progress will continue on planning for a Sippy Downs library and community centre with $400,000 to assist with the design and delivery phase.
“The knowledge precinct will be made safer for students walking or riding to school and university with $450,000 allocated to construct a connection between Scholars Drive and Columbia Street at Sippy Downs under the federal government’s Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program.
“As always road safety remains important with $70,000 to be used to install a pedestrian refuge and lighting at Karawatha Drive, Mountain Creek.
“We’re also carrying out a variety of small but valuable works at some of our local parks.
“Works such as upgrading barbecues, repairing playground equipment and signage will be welcome additions for Glenfields Neighbourhood Park, Albany Lakes Park, Phoenix Circuit Park, Windmill Park, Riverside Park to name a few.
“With all these projects planned it certainly is an exciting time to be a resident of Division 6.”
Council handed down its $816 million budget on June 24, 2021.
Visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/budget for more information on Sunshine Coast Council’s 2021/22 Budget.
Capital works highlights for Division 6:
- $1.1 million to design and construct a district recreation park in the Sippy Downs Town Centre – Forest Park West Sippy Downs
- $450,000 to construct the connection between Scholars Drive and Columbia Street, Sippy Downs under the federal government’s Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program.
- $130,000 to replace Edgewater Lake Parks Bridge, Sippy Downs
- $112,000 for path renewal at Parklea Esplanade, Mountain Creek
- $100,000 to upgrade existing off-road carpark at Albany Street, Sippy Downs
- $100,000 to plan design, and deliver the Palmview District Community Centre
- $400,000 to plan, design and deliver a Sippy Downs Library and Local Community Venue
- $100,000 to construct 10 new parking bays at Sir Raleigh Drive, Sippy Downs
- $95,000 for repair works to the Cootamundra Bridge, Mountain Creek
- $85,000 to upgrade and replace the shelter at Frogmouth Park, Mountain Creek
- $80,000 to upgrade Sippy Downs Drive between Stringybark Road and Power Road
- $70,000 to install pedestrian refuge and lighting at Karawatha Drive, Mountain Creek
- $70,000 to replace the Mountain Creek Lake Viewing Platform
- $60,000 for basketball half court at Durrack Place Park, Buderim
- $50,000 for pathway Stage 2 Mountain Creek Road, Mountain Creek
- $50,000 to start the planning for an Aquatic Centre in Palmview
- $15,000 for Brightwater Sports Ground Mountain Creek Shelter barbecue at Mountain Creek
- $15,000 for dog drinking facility at Panama Crescent Park, Mountain Creek
- $10,000 for pathway lighting at Chancellor Village Park, Sippy Downs
- $10,000 to do design work to stabilise a section of the riverbank at Prelude Drive Park, Mountain Creek
- $10,000 for renewal works at Glenfields Neighbourhood Park, Mountain Creek
- $10,000 for renewal works at Phoenix Circuit Park, Sippy Downs.
- $9000 for renewal and upgrade works at Windmill Park, Sippy Downs
- $5000 to investigate a dog off leash area at Glenfield Neighbourhood Park, Mountain Creek
- $5000 for pathway lighting at Alfriston Drive, Buderim
- $5000 to investigate a playground at Buderim Pines West Park, Buderim