Div 2: Record budget spend keeps infrastructure ahead of population
Published 18 June 2021
A massive $10 million will be invested into roads and intersections across Division 2 over the next 12 months, in a major effort to ease traffic congestion and improve safety.
Councillor Mark Booth said improving transport networks like roads, pathways and cycleways were absolutely critical to catering for growth.
“An investment into roads is an investment in creating a more efficient future, especially as more people move to Moreton Bay Region,” Cr Booth said.
“Council is spending $51 million on roads across the region this financial year, which includes more than $3.35 million for Graham Road in Morayfield, partly thanks to Federal Government support.
“We will be expanding it from two lanes to four to increase its capacity and relieve congestion, as well as a highly sort after drop and go facility and reconfigured carpark for Morayfield East State School.
“Another key project will be the $1.46 million rehabilitation of Warroo Drive in Deception Bay and building a new pathway connection to Deception Bay road to increase safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
“Then there’s another $1.3 million rehabilitation of Buckley Road in Burpengary East, which will include a school bus stop, three pedestrian refuges, street lighting and off-street carparks in front of the local nursing home.
“I’ve been listening to local residents about their concerns regarding Station Road in Burpengary, so I’m proud to say it will not only get a $700,000 upgrade to improve pathways, signage and kerb-ramp improvements but I’ve also secured $200,00 in funding for a traffic management study which will provide the data to plan future capital projects to smash the congestion.
“This project is possible thanks to $400,000 from the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program.
“The Budget also has some big wins for Beachmere too, with Biggs Avenue getting a $500,000 streetscaping makeover to introduce a shared zone for pedestrians and reduce speed limits within the village area. This is 50% funded by the Federal Government.
“This project will help revitalise the main street and hopefully provide an economic boost to Beachmere by attracting more visitors to town.
“Most importantly to Beachmere locals, Council will draw a line in the sand to deliver the first phase of the Beachmere Shoreline Management Project.
“These works will scope out the location of the A-Line, so residents can see exactly what it will look like, which is something locals have been calling for and I’m happy to deliver.
“I want to thank all of you for your input in this Budget and I will continue to action your feedback to achieve real outcomes for our community.”
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 2:
- $3.35 million for a road and intersection upgrade at Graham Road, Morayfield, partly supported by the Federal Government
- $1.46 million to construct a new pathway and rehabilitate Warroo Drive, Deception Bay
- $1.3 million to construct a new pathway and rehabilitate Buckley Road, Burpengary East
- $733,000 to resurface part of Uhlmann Road, Burpengary East
- $700,000 for active transport improvements at Station Road, Burpengary
- $500,000 to makeover Biggs Avenue, Beachmere with a streetscape Upgrade
- $495,000 for road resurfacing along Callaghan Road in Narangba
- $300,000 to resurface and widen Creek Road, Burpengary East
- $232,000 to resurface the road at Randwick Drive, Burpengary East
- $200,000 Traffic Management Study for Station Road, Burpengary
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