A year of milestones deliver the future of Division 3
  • Wednesday 31 May 2017

Major upgrades to the Sunshine Coast Stadium, improvements to recreational facilities at Lake Kawana and investment in popular playgrounds are some of the key projects delivered by council in Division 3 over the past 12 months.

Division 3 Councillor Peter Cox said boosting the Sunshine Coast Stadium crowd capacity to more than 10,000 was a highlight.

“A $2.4 million upgrade added spectator hills with superior vantage points on three sides of the ground, as well as an LED big screen, new car parking, better drainage and other improvements,” Cr Cox said.

“We’ve already hosted two events with 10,000+ crowds, the NRL trial match and Nitro Circus, and received great feedback from our patrons on the upgrade.

“Work on the new façade at the stadium will soon be completed, which will make for an impressive entry statement at our region’s premier sporting venue.

“We have replaced five shelters along the foreshore of Lake Kawana, and have built a new floating pontoon to make this area even better for community events.

“Additional facilities at Grahame Stewart Park continue to enhance this asset into a true destination park for all Coast families to enjoy kids’ birthday parties.

“This year council has also invested significantly in Division 3 road reseals, with one of the region’s largest road improvement projects undertaken on 2.6km of Oceanic Drive in Bokarina and Warana to make it safer and smoother for residents.”

Sunshine Coast Council will hand down its 2017/18 budget on June 15.  

Division 3 budget highlights for 2016/2017 include:

  • $2.39M to implement the Kawana Sports Master Plan
  • $841,000 to reseal Oceanic Drive, Bokarina and Warana
  • $394,000 to reseal Parklands Blvd, Little Mountain
  • $298,000 to reseal Sugar Bag Road, Caloundra
  • $120,000 for improvements to the audio system in Lake Kawana Community Centre’s Main Theatre
  • $175,000 to update outdoor exercise equipment and playground at Crummunda Park, Wurtulla
  • $66,500 for a 330m pathway at Aroona Park, Aroona
  • $223,000 to renew the junior playground at Grahame Stewart Park, Currimundi