A year of upgrades and new facilities help to underpin the future of Division 1
  • Wednesday 13 June 2018

Improving, enhancing and investing in a safer, more attractive and better connected community has been a clear aim for Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski over the 2017/18 financial year.

Cr Baberowski said the continued investment in community infrastructure such as parks, pathways, roads and core facilities in the new suburb of Baringa were important achievements of the past 12 months.

“Division 1 has been joined by a new community at Baringa, Caloundra South, with hundreds of families already having moved in,” Cr Baberowski said.

“The construction of Baringa’s new sports club house and the commencement of construction of the region’s first community centre co-located in a school and shopping precinct has been a real innovation story. 

“Having these facilities is great news for the many new residents in one of our fastest growing suburbs.”

Cr Baberowski said one of his personal highlights for 2017/18 was the further development of a number of exciting playgrounds and parkland across Division 1.

“The new Glass House Mountains District Park was expanded and officially opened along with a shady and well located new dog off-leash area,” he said.

“A much-needed new dog off-leash area with convienient parking is also being completed in Landsborough, providing the local community with lots of space to exercise dogs of all sizes.

“As well as featuring a main dog off-leash area, at Landsborough there is a separate fenced area for small dogs.

“Extensive upgrades have also been made to the Beerwah Sports Ground car parking areas in addition to refurbishments to Heritage Drive Park and Jubilee Park, as well as an important re-location and upgrade designs done for Settlement Park and Kawana Forest Park. 

“Exercise equipment and more safety/vehicle exclusion bollards were also installed in Canavan Gracie Park Bellvista in addition to Meridan Downs Park.  

“Further, council continued to contribute to the major refurbishment of Landsborough Hall, while improving roads and extending local pathways, including Old Gympie Rd, Laxton Rd, Tunnel Ridge Rd, Ascot Way, Beerburrum/Woodford Rd, Railway Parade and Hardwood Rd.

“Important community benefits have been delivered across the division in the last year, and I am looking forward to announcing the projects to be delivered in 2018/19 across Division 1.”

Key Division 1 highlights for 2017/18 include:

  • $1.2 million to start construction on the Baringa Community Centre

  • $1 million over two years to construct the Glasshouse Mountains District Park

  • $524,000 to construct the Sports Club House at Baringa, Caloundra South

  • $418.500 for roadwork safety on Tunnel Ridge Rd, Landsborough

  • $375,000 for apron resurfacing at Caloundra Aerodrome

  • $245,000 to extensively remodel and seal the car parking areas at the Beerwah Sports Grounds on Roberts Rd, Beerwah

  • $244,100 to rehabilitate Laxton Rd, Palmview

  • $202,600 to reseal Ascot Way, Little Mountain

  • $125,400 to reseal Hardwood Rd, Landsborough

  • $93,100 to reseal Old Gympie Rd, Landsborough

  • $30,660 in contributions to the Landsborough Hall and Peachester Halls/Archive room