Div 3: Caboolture’s economic evolution set to transform again
Published 18 June 2021
Caboolture’s resurgent economy is set to be turbocharged with a multimillion injection into public infrastructure, roads, and economic initiatives.
Councillor Adam Hain said his determination to make Division 3 a powerhouse once again was unwavering.
“What our town needs is more people getting out in Caboolture and spending money to support our businesses and sense of vibrancy, which is why I want Council investing in assets that bring people out to play,” he said.
“That’s why this year’s budget will kickstart my vision to reimagine Centenary Lakes as a social and sporting focal point of Caboolture with pedestrian links to better connect it to our CBD and start that revitalisation in town.
“This starts with a $350,000 worth of works across two projects for a new Active Transport link along Elliot Street that will become multimillion-dollar projects over a number of years.
“This will totally reinvent the way we use the lakes and CBD area by connecting the two with increased foot traffic, and revitalising businesses.
“Imagine if there was a healthy nightlife back on King Street with vibrant burger joints and trendy bars and cafes to socialise and unwind.
“The key to keeping any economy moving is efficiency and cashflow, so we’re pumping $3.13 million into busting the congestion problem at Morayfield Shopping Centre.
“This will be a two-year program of works, so I apologise for the inconvenience, but these works at the intersection of William Berry Drive and Dickson Road are critical to fixing this choke-point in our road network.
“And we’ll finalise design work for a new intersection right out the front of Living Gems retirement resort on Torrens Road, so that we can get constructed in the next financial year.
“We’re not just working to get you from A-to-B quicker so you can spend more time at home with the kids, we’re investing in infrastructure to ensure you’ve got cool things to do with your kids.
“I’ve fought to get $1.5 million in this year’s budget for upgrades to Sheep Station Creek Skate Park in Morayfield, because I want to see it again rank as one of the best skate precincts in all of South East Queensland.
“This will be a huge drawcard to get kids active and outside by creating a social hub for young people to gather in a healthy way.
“I have a big vision for what Caboolture can become over the coming years and it starts with the groundwork in this year’s budget, so get excited for what’s to come and please get in touch with your ideas on how we can elevate our town!”
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 3:
- $1.56 million to rehabilitate 990m of William Berry Drive, Morayfield and upgrade the intersection with Dickson Road
- $1.5 million for design and construction of skate park renewals for Sheep Station Creek Park, Morayfield
- $350,000 to resurface the road along Lynfield Drive, Caboolture
- $350,000 to upgrade 61m of stormwater pipe and other repairs at Watt Street, Caboolture
- $315,000 to install new light poles and LED lights for soccer fields at Devine Court Sports Complex, Morayfield
- $300,000 to design the construction of a new active transport connection between Caboolture Town Square and Elliot Street and a new district civic space
- $230,000 to build 720m of missing link pathway along Beacon Street, Morayfield between Grant Road and 70 Beacon Street
- $180,000 to start wetland construction on King Street, Caboolture
- $180,000 for a new playground at Golden Drive Park, Caboolture
- $175,000 to construct a pathway next to Stringfellow Road, Caboolture
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