Building Australia’s smart region in Division 7
  • Thursday 16 June 2016

Sunshine Coast Council’s 2016/17 Capital Works Budget allocation for Division 7 is focused on building a more vibrant, safer and better-connected community.

Division 7 Councillor Ted Hungerford said he welcomed council’s financial support to pursue the vision of building Australia’s dynamic region through its $253 million 2016/17 budget.

 “I’m particularly pleased to have secured $2.36 million towards a new freestanding footbridge over Eudlo Creek bordering the northern side of David Low Way,” Cr Hungerford said.

“Works will commence on this new piece of infrastructure soon which, when complete, will enable a much safer and smoother crossing for the many pedestrians and cyclists who use this road.

“Another major win is the $520,000 in funding allocated for a new roundabout at the Mons Rd and Owen Creek Rd intersection.”

Cr Hungerford said the delivery-focused budget allowed for the division’s parks, gardens and beautiful greenery to continue to be key outcomes in the coming year.

“We will see $500,000 invested into the continued implementation of the Buderim Village Park masterplan.

“I’m very proud of the developments made to date on Buderim Village Park which continues to go from strength to strength as the staged masterplan unfolds, creating a special outdoor place which we can all enjoy.

“The Buderim Palmwoods Heritage Trail will also be having a helping hand with $11,000 assigned to this environmental asset planned for Telco Rd, Mons.”

Cr Hungerford said keeping residents and visitors safe on the roads during storms was also reflective of a smart budget.

“Busy Gloucester Rd, Buderim will be receiving a $130,000 stormwater network updgrade while the Fishermans Rd Roundabout in Maroochyodre will have $47,143 drainage works undertaken,” Cr Hungerford said. 

Cr Hungerford added sports and recreation were high priorities.

“We’ll be investing $200,000 into the continued staged development of the Maroochy Multisport Complex Sports including the construction of new netball courts,” Cr Hungerford said.

“Members and visitors will also be happy to know the Maroochy Junior Rugby League Facility is also on the agenda with $670,000 going towards the continued staged implementation of the development plan.

“We’ll also ensure popular Buderim Aquatics Centre continues to be well-kept and looking fresh with new coping tiles and replacement blocks on the cards.

Division 7 budget highlights include:

  • $2.36M to construct a freestanding footbridge over Eudlo Creek, Maroochydore
  • $670,000 to upgrade the Maroochy Junior Rugby League Facility, Maroochydore
  • $520,000 to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Mons Rd and Owen Creek Rd, Forest Glen
  • $500,000 to implement the Buderim Village Park masterplan
  • $200,000 construct netball courts at the Maroochy Multisport Complex Sports, Maroochydore
  • $140,000 to renew the coping tiles, blocks, pool filtration system and pipework at Buderim Aquatics Centre
  • $130,000 to upgrade the stormwater network updgrade on Gloucester Rd, Buderim
  • $125,000 to renew the seawall on Bradman Avenue foreshore, Maroochydore
  • $100,000 for the coastal pathway Bradman Avenue, Maroochydore
  • $70,000 for street lighting at Glen Kyle Street, Buderim
  • $50,000 to continue to implement Maroochy Foreshore staged masterplan
  • $47,143 for drainage works at the Fishermans Rd Roundabout, Maroochydore
  • $47,000 to repair the retaining wall along Petrie Creek Road, Rosemount
  • $19,000 to support the Krauss Automotive Display, Lindsay Rd, Buderim.
  • $11,000 to continue the Buderim Palmwoods Heritage Trail at Telco Rd, Mons