- Thursday 24 June 2021
A $2.32 million road upgrade for Citrus Road, Palmwoods, beautifying Eudlo’s and Woombye’s main streets and improving infrastructure are among the Sunshine Coast Council 2021/22 Budget highlights for Division 5.
Divisional councillor Winston Johnston said council’s $816 million budget included a diverse and valuable mix of projects to create a safer, secure future across the region.
“Keeping our small communities, residents and businesses connected is a top priority, but more importantly is making sure everyone continues to enjoy our unique urban and rural lifestyle,” Cr Johnston said.
“That’s why this budget will deliver upgrades, reseals, lane widening, rehabilitations and bridge improvements to a number of roads including the upgrade of Citrus Road at Palmwoods, Daltons Bridge along Eastern Mary River Road, Cambroon.
“Council will also complete designs of Obi Lane and Obi Lane South car park at Maleny, Christensens Road at Hunchy, and for a number of future gravel road upgrades.
“There will also be road upgrades at Mooloolah, Woombye, Glenview, Landers Shoot and Reesville which will improve access and safety for our daily commuters and all road users.
“Speaking of how we get around town, council will also invest more than $3 million to improve community connectivity within Division 5 including trail resurfacing at Gardeners Falls and entrance improvements into Lagoon Walk, Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, Tanawah.
“Council will also finalise the design for a pedestrian bridge over Obi Obi Creek which will connect the Maleny Community Precinct pathway to Gardners Falls.
“Council’s 2021/22 budget allocation will see $200,000 towards constructing Eudlo’s new look main street, which aims to improve the day-to-day experience of people living, working, and visiting the hinterland town.
“The allocation of $450,000 will progress Stage 1 design and construction to beautify Blackall Street, Woombye. Placemaking projects are an important part of enhancing what the community already loves about their local townships.
“Many parks and playgrounds across Division 5 will also be upgraded with assets being replaced including barbecues, shelters, playgrounds and shade sail installations.
“I’m pleased to deliver a wide variety of funding across Division 5 which I think the community will warmly welcome. It’s a step in the right direction and being a healthy, smart and creative region.”
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 5:
- $2.32 million to upgrade the gravel road along Citrus Road, Palmwoods
- $600,000 for Stage 3 works to widen the remainder of Glenview Road, Glenview
- $575,000 to upgrade the entry road and car park to the Mooloolah Valley Sports Complex, Mooloolah Valley
- $500,000 to upgrade the existing unsealed, external car park and hardstand area at Sippy Creek Depot, Sippy Downs
- $470,000 for the master planning of Mary Cairncross Ecological Park, Landsborough-Maleny Road, Maleny to establish a council-wide destination recreation park/ecological parkland
- $462,000 to upgrade the surface of Mountain View Road between McCarthy Road and Byrne Lane, Maleny
- $450,000 for Stage 1 Streetscape Placemaking project at Blackall Street, Woombye
- $359,000 to design and start construction of on road carparking along Obi Lane South, Maleny
- $250,000 to renew lighting infrastructure at Palmwoods Aquatic Centre, Palmwoods
- $250,000 to rehabilitate Daltons Bridge along Eastern Mary River Road, Cambroon
- $220,000 to replace the batter protection on the Old Palmwoods Bridge along Old Palmwoods Road, West Woombye
- $210,000 to improve carparking at Briggs Park along Jubilee Drive, Palmwoods
- $200,000 to continue the Maleny Business Centre Streetscape planning and design works for Maple Street, Maleny
- $200,000 for Eudlo Streetscape Placemaking project for Rosebed Street, Eudlo
- $146,000 to continue internal roads upgrades at Maleny Showgrounds, Maleny
- $120,000 to construct a new pathway along Palm Street, Maleny
- $52,000 to construct shade and install two new bench seats at Palmwoods Skate park, Palmwoods
- $50,000 to construct a new pathway at Federation Park, Palmwoods
- $30,000 to install a welcome to Maleny sign, Maleny
- $20,000 to design a future pathway along Tallowwood Street, Maleny
- $14,000 to remove pine trees on Reesville Road, Reesville
- $10,000 to re-surface the Montville School carpark, Montville
- $10,000 to construct a picnic shelter and table at Cedar Grove, Maleny
- $11,000 to construct two new bench seats at Brand Place Park, Mooloolah
- $7000 to remove pine trees at Wilson Lane, Woombye