Budget for Division 3 invests in the future, while delivering now
  • Thursday 21 June 2018
Budget 2018/19

Sports, recreation and roads are a focus for Division 3 in Sunshine Coast Council’s 2018/19 budget delivered today (June 21).

Division 3 Councillor Peter Cox said many of coming year’s projects would build on the work that started in the 2017/18 financial year.

“Work will continue at Sunshine Coast Stadium and the Kawana Aquatic Centre in our region’s main sports precinct and on the new AFL fields at Meridan Sports Fields,” Cr Cox said.

“It’s exciting to see our projects come to fruition as we cater for the population needs both now and in the future for the division.

“The Kawana Aquatic Centre upgrade has progressed into a master planning process to ensure we’re getting the best return on our investment in maintaining and improving this great facility.

“We’ll have some more eyes on Kawana Sports Precinct with additional security cameras being installed, as well as replacing the lake pontoons.

“Division 3’s section of the Coastal Pathway will continue to progress with the final design for the latest section expected to be ready for implementation this financial year.

“The path between beach accesses 242 and 239 will now take in some great coastal views to truly showcase our coastline.

“Importantly the Little Mountain and Meridan Plains communities will benefit from the Parklands Blvd duplication project receiving an additional $2 million for detailed design and services relocation this financial year in anticipation of construction starting the following year.”

Existing Division 3 parks will also receive attention with the adoption of the Graham Stewart Park Landscape Plan to add a new toilet block to the playground. Creekwood Estate Park will receive a new public amenity to cater for all abilities.

Detailed design plans for the upgrade of Cliff Hargreaves Park are well underway and works will ramping up from July, with turf being laid along the eastern foreshore, as well as the installation of retaining walls, new beach shower, seating and bike parking.

Wyanda Park at Bokarina will receive upgraded playground equipment and shade.

“So, we’ll have you kicking a ball, paddling a lake, walking along the coast in Division 3,” Cr Cox said.

“We are continuing to deliver on council’s vision to become Australia’s most sustainable region – healthy, smart, creative.”

Division 3 highlights for the 2018/19 budget include:

  • $3.2 million to construct two new AFL fields, clubhouse and associated facilities at Meridan Sports Fields, Meridan Plains
  • $2 million for the Parklands Blvd duplication project, Meridan Plains
  • $820,000 to upgrade the roundabout at Creekside Blvd/Mimosa Cr/Lomandra Dr, Currimundi
  • $750,000 to upgrade Sunshine Coast Stadium
  • $727,000 to upgrade Kawana Aquatic Centre
  • $570,000 to construct Coastal Pathway stages, Bokarina
  • $383,900 to upgrade stormwater infrastructure in various Division 3 locations
  • $325,000 to renew Lake Kawana pontoons
  • $250,000 to upgrade Creekside Ave/Sycamore Dr roundabout, Currimundi
  • $240,000 to replace the main hall seating at Lake Kawana Community Centre
  • $190,000 to design and construct street calming at Miranda St, Aroona
  • $135,000 to upgrade the playground equipment at Wyanda Park, Bokarina (This includes $35,000 of divisional allocation.)
  • $100,000 towards the planning of the Birtinya Local Community Centre