Selected Divisional Budget Highlights

Sunshine Coast Council - Queensland - Australia

Sunshine Coast Council - Queensland - Australia
Sunshine Coast Council

Division 1
Design and construction of the Beerwah business area of $4 million is just one of the items delivered out of Sunshine Coast Council’s $538 million budget for Division 1.
Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said the budget is a win for all the townships in Glasshouse Country who will benefit from the revitalisation of Beerwah.
“Beerwah is a major activity centre and $4 million in 1 year is going to completely transform the town into a modern country mecca for visitors, shoppers and locals to enjoy,” Cr Baberowski said.
“I’m absolutely thrilled that Beerwah Place + streetscaping work will include the undergrounding of power networks – the aesthetic quality this will add to Beerwah is invaluable for the long term look and feel of town.
“Glenview Rd will get the attention it deserves with $800,000 allocated to remove bends and realign sections of the road. In terms of the constraints on this year’s budget I’m particularly pleased that fellow Councillors recognised the importance of this project.
“Bankfoot House in Glasshouse Mountains has $850,000 for design and construction of an exhibition space, interpretive materials and interactive displays that will turn this heritage listed historical gem into a serious visitor destination and mini-museum.
“Roy’s Rd has been allocated $2.1 million to widen and realign sections of the road in Beerwah and $384K to replace the existing timber bridge.”
The budget will also deliver:

  • Skippy Park design plan for the next stage of works $125K
  • Beerwah Sports Complex for detailed design and implementation $150K
  • Caloundra Landfill for construction of the sewer rising main connection is $1 million
  • Caloundra Landfill for tank farm and leachate perimeter construction is $4.6 million
  • Beerwah Aquatic Centre for tiling of the pool shell $150K.

Division 5
Major infrastructure for the Maleny Community Precinct of $500,000 is just one of the items delivered out of Sunshine Coast Council’s $538 million budget for Division 5.
Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said delivering a sustainable council means making tough decisions and this budget is about balancing the books.
“We are getting the fundamentals right by reducing debt and increasing cash to repay our loans and investing in infrastructure for growth.
The budget for the future will also deliver:

  • Russell Family Park, implementation of concept plan $350,000
  • Obi Obi Creek in Maleny, boardwalk construction $235,000
  • Mary Cairncross Park, design and upgrade of interpretive centre $350,000
  • Mary Cairncross Scenic reserve, replace playground equipment $120,000
  • Wilson Rd in Ilkley, sealing of gravel road $840,000
  • Beausangs Lane in Conondale, seal gravel roadway $240,000

Division 6
Seven hundred thousand dollars for the continued construction works at Sippy Downs Drive and $290,000 for works on the Buderim Village Park master plan are just two of the local items delivered out of Sunshine Coast Council’s $538 million budget for Division 6.
Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said council will continue its focus on delivering for local communities despite tighter financial circumstances during the 13/14 budget year.
“This budget will continue to support many grass-root projects through the endorsed $109 million capital works program,” Cr Dickson said.
A selection of these projects includes:

  • Staged design and work on Ballinger Park, Buderim $390,000
  • Elizabeth Daniels Sport Complex, Buderim detailed design and staged works $300,000
  • Renewal of play equipment Chancellor Village Park $20,000
  • Karawatha Drive, Mountain Creek drainage works $75,000
  • Path, kerb and channel works on King Street, Buderim $105,000
  • Improvements to tidal flushing on Saratoga Drive, Mountain Creek Lakes $47,000

“Council has made, and will continue to make, the appropriate budgetary adjustments with the community’s best interests at the forefront of all decision making processes,” Cr Dickson said.
“We are getting the fundamental right; reducing debt and increasing cash. Balancing the books allows us to repay our loans and invest in infrastructure for growth.”
To find out more about what’s planned for your community, visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Division 10
Design and implementation of the Nambour Skate Park $183,000 and road and transport infrastructure of $995,000 are just two of the items delivered out of Sunshine Coast Council’s $538 million budget for Division 10.
Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson said this budget is about balancing the books and the result is a careful and considered budget for the region.
“Council is investing in infrastructure for growth while reducing the debt and repaying loans,” Cr Rogerson said.
“I’m really pleased that a number of projects that I’ve been working hard to see implemented have been included in this budget and will be going ahead in the 2013/14 financial year.”
The budget for the future will deliver:

  • Emergency filtration work at the Nambour Aquatic Centre $400,000
  • Design and implementation at Nambour Showgrounds $200,000
  • Car park work at the Yandina Sports Complex $370,000
  • Streetscaping in Yandina $200,000
  • Community engagement and concept design for Dick Caplick Park at Eumundi $115,000
  • Renewal of pathways at Petrie Park in Nambour $65,000
  • Quota Park in Nambour, staged implementation of draft Masterplan $240,000