- Thursday 15 June 2017
A $2 million project to improve traffic flow in Golden Beach and another $1.7 million investment in streetscaping in Bulcock Street are the two big ticket items for Division 2 in Sunshine Coast Council’s 2017/18 budget.
Divisional councillor Tim Dwyer said upgrades to entertainment and sporting facilities, works on the popular Coastal Pathway, new playgrounds for families and important stormwater management improvements were other features of the budget to benefit Division 2 residents and visitors.
“Just under $11.3 million in infrastructure projects is allocated to Division 2 in the 2017/18 budget as part of council’s overall $237 million capital works allocation and its vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region – healthy, smart, creative,” Cr Dwyer said.
“We are delivering the future with this budget.
“The largest single project for the upcoming 12 months is the $2 million we will invest in extending Burke St west through to Pelican Waters Blvd, which I’m sure will be welcomed by residents of Golden Beach and Pelican Waters.
“This will be a two-year project which will help ease some of the traffic pressures on the heavily used Nicklin Way-Caloundra Rd roundabout.
“The design work is underway and will include a roundabout at the intersection of Burke St and Blaxland St and more off-street car parking for the Caloundra Indoor Bowls Club fronting Burke St.”
The improvements to Caloundra’s main street, Bulcock Street, will continue with $1.7 million allocated this year for the Minchinton St to Knox Ave section
“This is a priority project that forms part of the long-term strategy to revitalise the Caloundra CBD,” Cr Dwyer said.
“The Caloundra CBD revitalisation is linked to a master plan aimed at making the city centre more attractive to visitors while also increasing the number of locals living and working in the heart of our division.”
Cr Dwyer said the budget also supported happy and healthy communities with projects including delivering recommendations from the endorsed Reserve 1000 Sports Complex Master Plan at Golden Beach, completion of stages two and three of the Sunshine Coast Regional Tennis Centre at Caloundra, playground upgrades in Happy Valley, Golden Beach and Shelly Beach and improvements to the ocean pool at Kings Beach and 50m pool at Caloundra Aquatic Centre.
Half a million dollars will be spent on Coastal Pathway projects, while the Events Centre Caloundra, the Sunshine Coast’s premier performing arts and conference centre, will receive an injection of $673,000 for continued upgrades.
“More than $1.1 million will be spent on stormwater management projects across the division and we have allocated $250,000 to replace six groynes at Golden Beach,” Cr Dwyer said.
“These are essential infrastructure and environmental safeguards to support the current and future needs of our growing community.”
Division 2 highlights for the 2017/18 budget include:
- $2 million to extend Burke St, Golden Beach
- $1.7 million for streetscaping of Bulcock St between Minchinton St and Knox Ave, Caloundra
- $750,000 to refurbish council’s Caloundra administration building
- $673,000 to upgrade The Events Centre, Caloundra
- $500,000 to implement the master plan at Reserve 1000, Golden Beach
- $450,000 for stormwater works at Duck Holes Creek, Pelican Waters
- $406,000 for minor emergent capital works
- $400,000 to rehabilitate the Pelican Waters lock
- $360,000 for stormwater management at Bronwyn St, Caloundra
- $270,000 to renew Golden Beach revetment walls
- $250,000 to replace six groynes at Golden Beach
- $250,000 for detailed design of Coastal Pathway infrastructure at Kings Beach
- $250,000 for Coastal Pathway works at Tay Avenue, Caloundra
- $247,500 for stormwater management at Arthur St, Caloundra
- $235,000 to complete stages 2 and 3 at Regional Tennis Centre, Caloundra
- $212,000 for equipment purchases at The Events Centre, Caloundra
- $200,000 to design and construct a new internal road at Dicky Beach Holiday Park
- $190,000 for to replace pathway at Nicklin Way connecting to Charles Woodward Dr
- $175,000 to upgrade 50m pool at Caloundra Aquatic Centre
- $160,000 to renew the Clarke Place Playground at Happy Valley
- $150,000 to resurface the Kings Beach ocean pool
- $120,000 to upgrade the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
- $103,000 to replace kerbing at Maud St, Caloundra
- $100,000 to upgrade Joan Ford Bridge, Pelican Waters ( $50k streetscapes, $50k bridge)
- $80,000 for filtration at Kings Beach ocean pool
- $65,000 to upgrade Judy Henzell Park, Pelican Waters
- $60,000 to upgrade the lift at Caloundra Bus Interchange
- $50,000 to renew the playground at Keith Hill Park, Golden Beach
- $40,000 to upgrade the playground at Porter Park, Golden Beach
- $40,000 to upgrade the playground at Shelly Beach Park playground
- $35,000 to formalise on-street parking on The Esplanade, Nelson St to Onslow St, Golden Beach
- $30,000 to replace the pathway along Sugar Bag Rd near Alexander St, Caloundra West.