Shaping a future for Division 7
  • Friday 26 June 2015

Sunshine Coast Council’s 2015/16 Capital Works Budget allocation for Division 7 is focused on building on the key projects delivered this financial year to shape a positive future for the environment, the community and the economy.

Division 7 Councillor Ted Hungerford said he welcomed Council’s financial support in the year ahead that would provide many improvements throughout the region.

“I’m particularly pleased to advise the main priority areas for Division 7 over the coming year will be our community and environment – the heart of our region,” Cr Hungerford said.

Cr Hungerford said Council would continue to build on the 20 reseal and pavement rehabilitation projects undertaken last year, with a further $1,037,532 allocated for works across Division 7.

“Another major win is the $900,000 assigned to fund a new freestanding footbridge over Eudlo Creek bordering the northern side of David Low Way.

“And from my Division 7 Councillor Minor Emergent Capital Works, local Buderim residents will appreciate I have allocated $35,000 for kerb and channelling works along Coolum View Tce and $60,000 to fund new pathways on Eckersley Ave and Whitehaven/Magnetic Dr.”

Cr Hungerford said the parks, gardens, reserves and beautiful greenery scattered throughout the division were naturally a continued key focus over the coming year.

“The many locals and visitors who regularly flock to Stuart Weir Place to view one of our most valuable natural assets will appreciate the $15,000 going towards the weed removal and revegetation of Martin’s Creek,” he said.

“Meanwhile over at Whites Lookout in Buderim, $20,000 has been allocated to fund weed removal, beautification and landscaping works.

“Experiencing the exquisite rainforest and native bushland of the EJ Foote Sanctuary will become even better following the completion of an upgraded $195,000 car park.

“The stunning Maroochy River Foreshore is also on the agenda in this budget, with $100,000 allocated to the staged implementation of the masterplan.”

Cr Hungerford added sports and recreation had not been forgotten.

“The many members and visitors of the Maroochy Junior Rugby League Club will be pleased to learn a significant $1.5 million investment jointly funded by Council and the State Government has been allocated to upgrade the change rooms, car park and road,” he said.

“Plus, Buderim Aquatic Centre will be looking fresher with $40,000 allocated for the renewal of pool coping tiles.”

Key projects scheduled for Division 7 in the coming 12 months include:

  • $1,037,532 for reseal and pavement rehabilitation
  • $900,000 for the construction of a pedestrian footbridge along Eudlo Creek, Maroochydore
  • $770,000 towards the upgrade of the change rooms and the carpark / road at Maroochy Junior Rugby League Club
  • $455,000 to continue implementing masterplan at Buderim Village Park
  • $195,000 for the carpark upgrade design at the EJ Foote Sanctuary
  • $100,000 for the Bradman Ave – Maroochy River Foreshore staged implementation (ongoing)
  • $76,000 to improve Lindsay Rd, Buderim safety
  • $50,000 to install pipe culvert at Wises Farm easement, Buderim
  • $50,000 towards the Bradman Ave, Maroochydore seawall renewal
  • $40,000 towards the renewal of pool coping tiles at Buderim Aquatic Centre
  • $30,000 for Jeune Dr, Buderim – Bio-retention basin rehabilitation
  • $25,000 for new shelter, table and seating at Wirreanda Park, Buderim
  • $25,000 to renew Lake Shore Ave Park pathway
  • $20,000 to continue path at Mons School Rd, Buderim
  • $15,000 to remove weeds at Pine St, Buderim