Building Australia’s healthiest region in Division 3
  • Thursday 16 June 2016

Building Australia’s healthiest region in Division 3

An allocation of $250,000 to extend the coastal pathway, $250,000 to replace shade structures at Lake Kawana, and $400,000 for improvements to Kawana Sports Precinct – these are just some of the ways Sunshine Coast Council is building Australia’s healthiest region in Division 3 through the 2016/17 $253 million capital works budget.

Division 3 Councillor Peter Cox said these upcoming projects highlighted the active lifestyle enjoyed by so many Sunshine Coast residents.

“We already know that the Sunshine Coast is Australia’s healthiest region and that’s really emphasised in Division 3, both with the sporting venues and by people who love to run, walk, ride and swim every day,” Cr Cox said.

“Council is continuing to upgrade facilities which make it easier to live that healthy, active lifestyle.

“Adding to the coastal pathway is a healthy highlight for the Division 3 budget – we’re continuing to extend it as it has proven to be a very popular community asset and residents are keen to see it continue north.

“Construction on the Bokarina section is due for completion by the end of June and then we’ll be pushing ahead with further stages.

“There will also be significant upgrades to Sunshine Coast Stadium, with $1.6 million to add extra seating, $200,000 to replace the electronic scoreboard and $200,000 to renew the front façade.”

Division 3 budget highlights include:

  • $200,000 for further upgrades at Grahame Stewart Park, Currimundi
  • $175,000 to implement the Landscape Plan for Crummunda Park, Wurtulla
  • $125,000 to replace the rowing pontoon at Lake Kawana
  • $60,000 to replace equipment at Kawana Aquatic Centre
  • $40,000 to renew the playground at Ocean Ridge Park, Aroona
  • $37,000 for beach showers in Bokarina and Warana
  • $124,000 to renew further sections of pathway on Nicklin Way, Aroona
  • $100,000 for improvements to the stormwater network.