Div 12: Moving forward, delivering on the ground results

Published 17 June 2022

Councillor speech video play

Local sports, community connectivity, and regional events are Division 12’s big winners in Council’s record $816 million Budget in 2022-23.

Councillor Tony Latter said it was important to get these lifestyle fundamentals right first, before the region’s population grows.

“I am passionate to make sure we are continuing to move forward, plan for the future, protect our rich history and bring attention to Division 12 while delivering on the ground results for our communities,” he said.

“I’m proud to say this year we’ll not only complete the incredible $4.15 million transformation of the Petersen Road Sports Ground, this year adding an extra $770,000 in the Budget to replace the old irrigation system and ensure the fields are kept in top form.

“I’m an enormous fan of the Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre (CREEC) at Burpengary, so I’m thrilled its scored a massive $1.5 million for new play equipment, BBQs and shelters, amenities, and landscaping to make it even more attractive to local residents and visitors. There’s also a carpark thanks to funding from the Queensland Government.

“CREEC is a unique facility in Moreton Bay where kids can learn all about our local environment from indoor displays or outside, in the all abilities playground, featuring a wheelchair accessible play area, sensory walls, flying foxes and slides - so if you haven’t discovered it yet, make sure you check it out.

“There’s also $130,000 in the Budget this year for a footpath along Kurrajong Road, $380,000 for footpaths along Nairn Road, Morayfield (Over two years) and $590,000 to complete the ‘missing link’ in footpaths along Madeline Drive, Morayfield which was made possible with assistance from the state government.

“A big part of our planning this year is for better flood resilience after the devastation we saw this year, with $1.5 million dedicated to flood mitigation works at Mathew Crescent and Annette Court this year.

“This will be a two year program, with the focus this year on works to stop stormwater overtopping Rowley Road where properties were inundated.

“Importantly, we’re also investing $544,000 to repair and improve the netball courts at Woodford Showgrounds to help the club get back on its feet, and also to help meet the demand for this popular sport.

“I have been getting a lot of feedback from our community about the need for work at our smaller parks in local neighbourhoods, so this year’s budget includes funding for playgrounds at Atwood Street Park in Wamuran and Alcock Park in Elimbah.

“At Lake View Park in Morayfield we’ll be installing new playground equipment, benches and general improvements to gardens and paths, which will make a big difference.

“But it’s not just people benefiting from park upgrades, the Dog Off Leash Area at the Woodford Sports Complex on Neurum Road will get a $200,000 revamp including a compliant asphalt carpark, steel reinforced concrete pathway, tree planting and garden beds.

“Council’s doubled gravel to seal program budget will continue for the third year with $1m budgeted for dirt roads in rural areas this year.

“The gravel to seal program will include: $148,000 for Heisner Road in Mount Mee, $92,000 for Whyte Road at Neurum, and $64,000 for Hoffman Road in Wamuran.

“There’s a combined $535,000 for road rehabilitation at Archer Street and road widening at Stanton Road.

“This year also marks the start of community consultation and planning for two new park projects: A district-level recreation park at Campbells Pocket Road in Wamuran and also a Pump Track at Tilney Road in Woodford.

“In the interim, we’ll start work to upgrade the Junior Playground at Tilney Park with $160,000 for new play equipment and shade sails (over two years).

Budget 2022-23 delivers a record $259 million capital works program to provide the infrastructure and investments locals have told us they want to see in their communities, via feedback in the Moreton Says survey. This Council wants to ensure our priorities align with our community’s values.

Budget Highlights for Division 12

  • $1.5 million to upgrade the parks at CREEC, Burpengary
  • $1.5 million to improve flood mitigation and drainage along Mathew Crescent in Burpengary (Over two years)
  • $770,000 to install irrigation at the Petersen Road Sports Ground, Morayfield
  • $590,000 to complete the ‘missing link’ in footpaths along Madeline Drive, Morayfield
  • $544,000 to repair and improve the netball courts at Woodford Showgrounds following the floods
  • $380,000 for footpaths along Nairn Road, Morayfield (Over two years)
  • $305,000 for road rehabilitation works along Archer Street, Woodford
  • $200,000 to build a replica vintage train play area in Nashos Memorial Park along the Caboolture-Wamuran Rail Trail
  • $300,000 to upgrade Alcock Road Park, Caboolture including new play equipment, shade sails, half court basketball and car park area
  • $155,000 to install a new play ground a Lakeview Park, Morayfield

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