Div 10: Record infrastructure spend supports healthy lifestyle

Published 18 June 2021

Budget and Operational Plan 2021/22 Division 10

More than $5 million has been secured to modernise parks and green spaces across Division 10 over the next few years, as part of Council’s ongoing investment in The Hills District’s reputation for popular outdoor recreation amenities. 

Councillor Matt Constance said he was proud to be delivering more variety in public play and gathering spaces, which is what locals have been calling for in their suburbs. 

“Over the next 12 months, there’ll be a number of new playgrounds, renewals and upgrades for local parks including Pine Hills Park in Arana Hills, Richard Lee Reserve in Albany Creek and Sylvia Gibbs Park in Everton Hills,” Cr Constance said. 

“The old skate park at Albany Creek will get an awesome $1.2 million upgrade to create a contemporary new play space for children, families and thrill seekers to enjoy - just wait until you see this concept design! 

“I’m already quietly confident of another award win, after our crews took back-to-back gold for the All Abilities Playground in Leslie Patrick Park and The Mill Waterpark in Petrie in 2020 and 2021 respectively. 

“I’ve secured nearly $1 million to convert a small pitch at James Drysdale Reserve in Bunya into a full-sized senior soccer field from. 

“And winter won’t be an excuse to stay out of the water at Albany Creek Leisure Centre with $519,000 for new heaters to keep the 50m pool and toddler pools comfy all year round. 

“I also want to thank everyone who had their say earlier this year about redeveloping the old Club Arana building at 303 Dawson Parade to create an entirely new community space. 

“This is a real passion project of mine because I truly believe that getting this right will breathe renewed life into the heart of The Hills District. 

“This financial year we will start concept designs based on your suggestions and continue our community engagement so your input drives this exciting project. 

“Budget 2021-22 will also fast track design work for a bridge connection at Boundary Park to the Kedron Brook Bikeway to help improve active transport connectivity through The Hills District. 

“It’s not just pedestrians and cyclists enjoying the spoils, we’ll also be rolling out road crews to upgrade two major intersections at South Pine and Plucks Road, as well as Ferny Way and Gordon Road. 

“This are critical to both the efficiency of our local road network and also safety for all road users.” 

Budget 2021-22 delivers a record $245 million capital works program and a renewed focus on community engagement, to ensure every action of Council aligns with the values of our local community. 

Budget Highlights in Division 10:

  • $1.2 million to renew the skate park at Old Northern Road, Albany Creek
  • $950,000 for a soccer field renewal and extension at James Drysdale Reserve, Bunya
  • $650,000 to start Stage 1 of the South Pine Road and Plucks Road intersection upgrade in Arana Hills
  • $519,000 for heat banks renewals at the Albany Creek Leisure Centre
  • $453,000 to resurface the road at View Crescent, Arana Hills
  • $450,000 to begin Stage 1 of the intersection upgrade at Gordon Road and Ferny Way, Ferny Hills
  • $439,000 to resurface the road at Frederick Street, Albany Creek
  • $425,000 to resurface the road at Kingfisher Street, Albany Creek
  • $350,000 for Stage 1 of the crossing infrastructure installations along Samford Road, Ferny Hills
  • $300,000 for necessary drainage upgrades in Grevillea Street, Everton Hills 

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