Creating a safer, secure future in Division 1
  • Thursday 24 June 2021
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A new $5.5 million waste facility for Bells Creek, start of detailed design of a significant two-lane upgrade to Johnston Road, Glass House Mountains and upgrades to numerous roads, playgrounds and parks are among the Sunshine Coast Council 2021/22 Budget highlights for Division 1.

Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said council’s $816 million budget included a diverse and valuable mix of projects with the important aim to create a safer, secure future across the region.

“Our community understands we need to increase our collective commitment to divert more waste from landfill and the $5.5 million extension to the landfill site at Bells Creek, Caloundra will necessarily extend the capacity at the existing facility to cater for built-in growth in the region,” Cr Baberowski said.

“In addition, $200,000 will be invested in the design of a new Bio Basin at the Caloundra Landfill to ensure the outflowing water quality and will be constructed in subsequent years.

“I’m very pleased to announce that important planning work will begin for a major civic centre at Bells Creek to incorporate a community facility, town plaza and open space.

“Council will also spend more than $1.3 million to continue upgrading roads across Division 1 in 2021/22.

“We’re also continuing to make great progress on building a truly remarkable network of family-friendly parks and this financial year we’ll see upgrades to facilities at Newell Park, Peace Park and Gowen Drive park at Landsborough.”

Council handed down its $816 million budget on June 24.

Visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/budget for more information on Sunshine Coast Council’s 2021/22 Budget.

Capital works highlights for Division 1:

  • $5.5 million to design and construct a new landfill cell at Bells Creek
  • $900,000 towards planning and detailed design of Johnston Road upgrade, Glass House Mountains to two lanes
  • $250,000 for initial infrastructure at the Bells Creek Sustainability Park
  • $200,000 for signage and trail upgrades along the Glass House Mountains Regional Trail
  • $200,000 to design the Caloundra Landfill Bio Basin
  • $168,325 to resurface Old Gympie Road, Glass House Mountains
  • $150,000 towards planning for a major civic centre at Bells Creek
  • $140,000 to rehabilitate the bridge on Kings Road, Glass House Mountains
  • $100,000 to renew playground equipment and the shelter at Newell Park, Beerwah
  • $60,000 to renew the pathway along Pierce Avenue, Caloundra
  • $50,000 to widen the road seal along Kings Road, Glass House Mountains
  • $50,000 to design widening of Annie Street, Landsborough
  • $50,000 to design widening of Burys Road, Beerwah
  • $50,000 towards continued delivery of Landsborough Place Making Master Plan
  • $30,000 to replace the dive blocks at the Beerwah Aquatic Centre
  • $30,000 to design an upgrade to the amenities at QCWA Park, Landsborough
  • $30,000 to widen Plantation Road, Glass House Mountains
  • $20,000 to repaint the external facade of the Heritage listed Bankfoot House building
  • $20,000 to upgrade and seal the service road adjacent to Railway Street, Landsborough
  • $15,000 to renew Gowen Drive Park Landsborough Playground
  • $10,000 to replace the picnic table at Uniting Park, Glass House Mountains
  • $10,000 to re-install bollards at Peace Park, Landsborough
  • $8000 to refurbish the ash garden at Beerwah Cemetery
  • $5500 to renew the seat at Little Mountain Common, Little Mountain
  • $5000 to replace bollards at Corella Park, Landsborough
  • $2000 to rectify drainage issues in the playground at Skippy Park, Landsborough
  • $2000 to renew playground equipment at Peace Park, Landsborough
  • $2000 to renew the old cricket pitch at Canavan Gracie Recreational Park, Caloundra West
  • $2000 to renew the vehicle barriers fronting the car park of Little Mountain Common Park.