Delivering the future for Division 7
  • Thursday 15 June 2017
Budget 2017

Investment in local sporting facilities, improved road and car par facilities and continued enhancement of community parks, gardens and green space are just some of the ways council is delivering the future for division 7 with an overall commitment of $6 million in the 2017/18 budget.

Works will also continue to enhance Buderim Village Park with $450,000 invested to deliver the sixth stage of the upgrade including installing new public amenities integrated with the village square and multi-purpose space.

Councillor for Division 7 Ted Hungerford said works were already underway on an amphitheatre for the park hoped to be completed to host this year’s community Christmas carols.

“Many of the projects in this year’s budget, such as the Buderim Village Park, have been years in the making so it’s very exciting to see this facility really taking shape and developing into a magnificent space for the community to enjoy,” Cr Hungerford said.

“These new amenities will complement the existing pathways and facilities for families to enjoy right in the heart of Buderim.”

In addition to the work at Buderim Village Park, $200,000 has been allocated to complete early stage design work to improve the Bradman Avenue foreshore at Maroochydore, and $300,000 will be invested to improve amenity at Buderim Lions Park.

In keeping with council’s commitment to building a healthy, smart and creative community, sporting facilities across Buderim and Maroochydore will also receive $1 million in funding for facility upgrades with $800,000 allocated to upgrading the Maroochydore netball courts on Fisherman’s Road and $200,000 allocated for the Maroochy Multi-sports Development Plan. Buderim Aquatic centre will receive $140,000 for coping tiles and block replacements. 

Major road projects and car park upgrades are another focus of the budget for division 7, with $2.1 million allocated to construct a roundabout at Mons Road and Owen Creek Road intersection and $650,000 to formalise and extend the Maroochy Junior Rugby League car park.   

Pedestrians will benefit from a number of projects to improve local footpaths, boardwalks and pathways.

Following the recently completed Eudlo Creek Footbridge, the Gloucester Boardwalk will be replaced and pathways will be renewed in King Street and Elizabeth Street.

Division 7 highlights for the 2017/18 budget include:

  • $2.1 million to construct the roundabout at Mons Road and Owen Creek Road, Buderim
  • $800,000 for the staged upgrade of Maroochydore netball courts
  • $450,000 for stage six of Buderim Village park, including a multi-purpose space and new amenities
  • $650,000 to formalise and extend the the Maroochy Junior Rugby League Club car park
  • $300,000 to rehabilitate the public amenities at Buderim Lions Park
  • $200,000 for the Maroochy Multi-sports Development Plan
  • $200,000 for the forward design of the Bradman Avenue foreshore, Maroochydore 
  • $90,000 for upgrades to stormwater management on Coolum View Terrace
  • $85,000 to construct and upgrade the sealed and unsealed car parks at Buderim Village Park
  • $40,000 to replace the short timber boardwalk on Gloucester Road, Buderim.