Div 12: Bringing city-level amenities to country life
Published 18 June 2021
Lifestyle is synonymous with Division 12 especially in the rural areas, but Councillor Tony Latter doesn’t accept that should come with any sacrifice in infrastructure standards.
He’s secured millions of dollars to build better roads and new pedestrian pathways to keep communities connected.
“Caboolture West might be the biggest news story in our area but my focus is on how we can improve the lifestyle of people who already live here, especially when it comes to quality transport connections” he said.
“To keep our region moving we’re investing $1 million widening Oakey Flat Road between Ashbrook Drive and Lakeview Road - that will include the creation of cycle lanes on each side of the road and constructing an intersection at.
“Thanks to funding support from the Federal Government, we will construct a new $900,000 pathway along the D’Aguilar Highway between Mt Mee Road to Scotts Lane.
“This project will ensure kids no longer need to walk by the side of the highway to get to school by providing them with safe passage away from vehicles.
“Delivering a well-planned region is a key focus of Council’s 2021-22 Budget which means creating linkages between residential areas, schools and shops especially for the elderly and people living with disabilities.
“With my background in social work and child safety, I cannot stress enough how important projects that improve safety like this are, not only in Division 12 but across the entire Moreton Bay Region.
“I’m also passionate about building better sporting infrastructure, to keep kids active and also invest in these social hubs of our communities.
“I’ve secured a massive $4 million to redevelop the clubhouse at Petersen Road Sports Ground in Morayfield, and I can’t wait for the celebration party that the touch footy and rugby union clubs will throw for this one.
“This was a combined effort from all three levels of government coming together to build a grassroots project for the region, with $1.5 million from the Federal Government and $1 million from Morayfield MP Mark Ryan’s election commitment.
“This will be the second project delivered through Council’s infrastructure agreement with the Caboolture Sports Club and other levels of Government, after our amazing upgrades to the Caboolture Cricket Club which you should really check out.
“I want to assure everyone in Division 12 that I’ll keep you informed of everything happening at Caboolture West at every stage - starting by renaming the area to something that better suits the land, its history and character.
“Please get online and have your say because that is open from today.
“I want this new community to be better planned than Yarrabilba or Flagstone, so it becomes a new urban design standard in SEQ; but before that development even starts we need to know where infrastructure like roads and schools and parks will go to ensure it’s an excellent outcome.
“That’s what this Budget sets out to do.”
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 12:
- $4 million for a clubhouse redevelopment at Petersen Road Sports Grounds, Morayfield.
- $1 million for a road and intersection upgrade at Oakey Flat Road, Morayfield
- $900,000 to construction a new pathway along the D'Aguilar Highway between Mt Mee Road and Scotts Lane.
- $540,000 for a lighting upgrade to the Lindsay Road Sports Complex, Morayfield
- $455,000 to install air conditioning at the Woodford Memorial Hall
- $390,000 towards gravel road sealing at Dewhurts Road, Mount Delaney
- $320,000 to for a bioretention renewal at Willowleaf Circuit Park, Upper Caboolture
- $314,000 to resurface Basin Road, Wamuran
- $300,000 for a netball court renewal at Woodford Showgrounds
- $280,000 for stormwater renewal at The Rangeview Estate, Wamuran
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