Div 11: Driving success in the west
Published 18 June 2021
Budget 2021-22 is designed to keep Division 11 moving, with major road investments to address everything from unsafe intersections to safety improvements that will make it safer for children to get to school, as well as fixing neighbourhood headaches.
Councillor Darren Grimwade said it was a critical investment in such a large area of Moreton Bay Region where residents use their roads daily.
“Our communities can’t function without reliable, safe roads and I’m proud to be delivering on a range of projects that locals have long called for,” he said.
“Top of that list is building a green bridge alongside Percy Cash Bridge to keep pedestrians and cyclists safe from cars and stop traffic crawling to a standstill in this notoriously unsafe pinch point.
“This is an essential project for Samford and Council is contributing $700k to make this entirely new $2.7 million bridge happen, which we would never have been able to afford without the fierce advocacy of Pine Rivers MP Nikki Boyd and $2 million worth of funding from the State Government.
“There are a number of safety upgrades planned along Mount Nebo Road worth $1.17 million in total and $1 million allocated for much needed safety improvements to Mount Samson Road as part of the intersection upgrade at Kobble Creek Road and Postmans Track.
“Council is also rolling out $5.9 million worth of road resurfacing projects in Division 11 to resurface 24 more roads.
“Last but not least, there’s $665,000 this year to commence works on a two-year project to construct a signalised intersection with pedestrian crossing lights at the Young Road/Oakey Flat Road intersection outside Narangba heights.
“I want to thank locals for their patience in advance because the disruptions road works cause is infinitely better than having unsafe roads or having your car damaged on an unsealed road.”
Cr Grimwade said while roads were this year’s focus, he didn’t want residents having to drive too far to access A-Grade sporting and recreational facilities.
“Samford Parklands will see the construction of a new Village Green space, in addition to two new tennis courts and a skatepark upgrade,” Cr Grimwade said.
“We’re also investing in the Dayboro District Park, kick-starting the development of a new civic space with play equipment, event facilities, picnic settings and new amenities to entertain everyone in your family no matter their age.”
“While in Narangba the final touches are being completed for the new multimillion dollar tennis facility on Harris Avenue and the new multi-purpose changerooms at the Narangba Rangers Rugby League Club will also soon be completed and opened, with support from the State Government’s Unite and Recover Fund.”
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 for Division 11
- $2.7 million to construct a new active transport link Samford Valley -Percy Cash Pedestrian Bridge - Crossing & Pathway Construction, which is being supported by the State Government
- $1 million to resurface 530m of Rifle Range Road between Butleigh Court and Oakey Flat Road, Narangba
- $1 million to complete the intersection upgrade of the Mount Samson Road/Kobble Creek Road/Postman’s Track in Armstrong Creek
- $1 million to resurface nearly 3km of Mount Samson Road from Marshall Lane to Old Mount Samson Road, Closeburn
- $950,000 to rehabilitate 400m of Young Road, Narangba between Harris Avenue and Golden Wattle Drive
- $800,000 to streetscape Main Street, Samford Village, including street furniture, landscaping and paving
- $750,000 safety upgrades for Mount Nebo Road
- $680,000 for culvert renewals along Mount Samson Road, Samsonvale including pipe upgrades
- $665,000 to begin works to signalise the intersection of Young and Oakey Flat Roads, Narangba
- $600,000 to construct two new tennis courts at Samford Parklands
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