Div 4: Driving investment into better road efficiency and connectivity
Published 18 June 2021
Councillor Jodie Shipway is determined to get Division 4 moving again, securing millions of dollars for major upgrades to local roads and improved pedestrian connectivity around the region.
“We’re spending too much time in traffic and not enough time doing the things we love and this Budget is about changing that,” she said.
“Top of my list are two notoriously bad intersections at Bunnings/Costco and the reconstruction of Henry Road and Dohles Rocks Road.
“For far too long Henry Road has looked like a semi-rural road, despite being an important arterial connection for Griffin residents to access the Bruce Highway and it becomes quickly congested.
“I’m proud to say that I’ve successfully advocated the need to bring forward $6 million worth of reconstruction works here to raise the road and improve its flood immunity, thanks to $4 million from the Federal Government’s Urban Congestion Fund.
“There’s no denying the traffic situation at Bunnings has become so bad on weekends that it’s becoming a community problem, so we’re investing a massive $5 million to fix both the pinch points at Flinders Parade and Cook Court, as well as the intersection at Torres Crescent and Diamond Jubilee Way. This project is possible thanks to $1.3 million from the Federal Government.
“These bad boys headline a host of major road and active transport upgrades starting this financial year.
“Residents told me something needed to be done to solve congestion at Lamington Road in Mango Hill, so we listened.
“After a Council investigation we’re delivering on $3.3 million upgrades over the next two financial years that will extend Lamington Road to Anzac Avenue, which will complete the Mango Hill Ring Road.
“You can’t drive more than 20 minutes in the Moreton Bay Region without seeing a major project underway.
“This is great for jobs and it’s great for the liveability of locals as the region continues to grow.
“But there’s more work to be done to improve the efficiency of our road network, especially as our population booms, and that’s where my focus lies.
“I want to thank the State and Federal Governments for working with us to bring forward over 100 projects regionwide since COVID-19, I look forward to continuing that good work this financial year.
“Council will continue works on the new Griffin Sports Complex, which is on track to be completed by early next year; so residents can look forward to a brand new place to relax, unwind and stay fit after Christmas.
“While our economy is recovering well there are businesses still struggling, so I’m glad to see the $60,000 Regional Economic Development Grants program extended into the 2021-22 financial year to help businesses across the region.
“This is available to non-for-profit organisations for projects that support local businesses through events, business mentoring, studies, economic activations and more.”
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 4:
- $6 million to reconstruct Henry Road and Dohles Rocks Road, Griffin, including raising the level of the road to increase flood immunity and build new road pavement, with $4 million Federal Government support
- $5 million to increase the capacity of Flinders Parade-Cook Court and Torres Crescent-Diamond Jubilee Way intersections at the entrance of Bunnings, with $1.3 million Federal Government support
- $2.5 million for Stage 1 developments of Griffin Sports Complex, including new access, car parking spaces, multipurpose fields, clubhouse, amenities and more
- $2.3 million to connect Chelmsford Road, Mango Hill with Kinsellas Road West and widening of the road.
- $1.65 million to complete the Mango Hill Ring Road by extending Lamington Road to Anzac Avenue and Capestone Boulevard
- $660,000 to rehabilitate 895m of Boundary Road, Deception Bay between Potassium Street and North Ridge Circuit
- $200,000 preparation works for Stage 2 developments of Griffin Sports Complex, including clearing and bulk earthworks
- $200,000 for construction of a new themed playground and facility upgrades to Osprey House, Griffin, thanks to support from the Federal Government.
- $150,000 to construct 50m of missing link pathway along Lapwing Crescent between 1 Lapwing Crescent and Thombill Street
- $124,000 for new pedestrian facilities at Kinsellas Road East in Mango Hill, as part of the Accessible Schools Program.
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