Budget for Division 5 invests in the future, while delivering now
  • Thursday 21 June 2018
Budget 2018/19

Continued improvements to local parks and playgrounds, safer and wider rural roads and improved streetscapes and car parking are just some of the highlights for Division 5 in Sunshine Coast Council’s 2018/19 budget.  

Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said managing the budget process for one of the largest divisions on the Sunshine Coast meant working hard to get the balance right by delivering projects to meet each community’s individual needs.  

“Every community across Division 5 has its own unique requirements, and some of the most valuable projects don’t need a huge price tag,” Cr McKay said. 

“From roads, bridges and pathways, and parks and gardens to sport and recreation facilities and community centres, there is such a diversity in our projects for 2018/19.

“I’m very proud to be able to deliver so many projects that benefit our many different local communities.”

Funding for major projects within Division 5 includes $1.1 million for upgrades to Russell Family Park at Montville, a further $225,000 to support the second stage of the Maleny golf course and $239,000 to replace the amenity block at Conondale Memorial Recreation Park.

“In addition to these major projects, $594,000 will be invested in local parks and gardens, including Lemon Grove Park and Sir Francis Nicklin Park at Palmwoods, Village Green Park at Mooloolah Valley, and Cook Park at Maleny,” Cr McKay said.

“Rural roads are always high on my agenda, so I’m also very pleased to announce that this year’s budget includes $1.7 million for the ongoing upgrade of 1.2km stretch of McGilchrist Rd in Eudlo, $465,000 to widen and upgrade a section of Diamond Valley Rd, $65,450 to upgrade the remainder of Citrus Rd at Palmwoods and $185,000 to upgrade the car park at the local community kindergarten.

“Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach, I’m proud to work with local residents and community groups to deliver practical solutions for our hinterland communities.”

Division 5 highlights for the 2018/19 budget include:

  • $1.7 million for the ongoing upgrade of 1.2km stretch of McGilchrist Rd, Eudlo
  • $1.1 million for upgrades to Russell Family Park, Montville
  • $594,000 to be invested in local parks and gardens
  • $239,000 to replace the amenity block at Conondale Memorial Recreation Park, Conondale
  • $225,000 to support the second stage of the Maleny golf course