Div 4: Paving the way for a safer, healthier & more relaxed lifestyle
Published 17 June 2022
Before Moreton Bay’s population gets any bigger, Deputy Mayor Jodie Shipway (Div 4) says there are legacy issues with roads and connectivity in the area that need fixing first.
And even before construction starts on new major projects in 2022-23, Division 4 can boast the biggest facility opening of the year.
“The community have been waiting patiently for Stage 1 of the brand new $10.4 million Griffin Sports Complex to open, and it’s finally happening this month after some major weather setbacks,” Cr Shipway said.
“This has been an incredible effort but worth the wait with three new rugby league fields, road works, irrigation systems, sewage and stormwater installation, landscaping and revegetation.
“I think this major project is a testament to what can be achieved when you have a long-term vision and belief in making our community better, which is what Budget 2022-23 is all about.
“We will continue on the work we started last year to fix the notoriously bad intersections at Bunnings/Costco in North Lakes and the reconstruction of Henry Road and Dohles Rocks Road in Griffin thanks to federal funding, as well as commencing the extension of Lamington Road to Anzac Avenue at Mango Hill.
“This means the long-awaited Mango Hill Ring Road will become a reality, with $2.5 million to provide a second entrance to Mango Hill Village, and in doing so will assist traffic flow in the area.
“In fact there’s more than $5.7 million in this year’s Budget dedicated to projects that will improve traffic flow and safety, in direct response to concerns raised with me by residents.
“We’ve allocated $2.35 million to rejuvenate the road surface and pavement along Discovery Drive extending from Diamond Jubilee Way down to Anzac Avenue.
“The morning school run will be made much easier around the Diamond Jubilee Way, Memorial Drive and Kinsellas Road West intersection - where we have plans to increase the turning lane capacity to reduce delays and improve safety with help from the Australian Government.
“I want to thank locals for coming and talking to me about these kinds of congestion issues that impact your day-to-day lives, it’s thanks to your valuable input that these projects are coming to fruition.
“Like the recent submissions calling for improved traffic flow along Stodart Terrace, all going well we’ll be able to commence construction there next month (July) to improve road access for residents during peak hours.
“Through our accessible schools program, we will be introducing a park and walk site for Bounty Boulevard State School to disperse traffic congestion and encourage students and their parents to walk to school together. Council are also continuing to invest funds on improvements around Griffin State School and including a new left turning lane into the school carpark and other safety measures.
“We will also continue to improve the integrity of our roads, pavements and pathways with an ambitious program of improvements right across the division.
“This year we will see our network of footpaths improved along Tesch Road thanks to State Govenrment funding, as well as Brays Road, Dohles Rocks and Henry Road just to name a few.
“Because we shouldn’t be stuck in our cars, by upgrading our walkways and pavements it’ll be faster to get to all our great local parks and greenspaces on foot or by bike.
“I’m a big believer in getting outdoors, because being immersed in nature promotes stress relief, exercise, a sense of community and quality family time.
“The is what Council’s ‘Going Green as We Grow’ mantra means to me, investing in both our natural and built environments to make a more sustainable tomorrow and an enhanced lifestyle for future generations.
“The Lake Eden Park precinct continues to be a popular choice for our families so we will be investing $1.67 million on the creation of a new lakefront civic space along Memorial Drive, complete with additional parking, picnic facilities and play equipment.
“Our young families in Griffin and North Lakes will appreciate that we’ll be delivering new and refurbished play spaces for them to explore, including new play equipment with soft fall at Merion Crescent, North Lakes and a new park with shade at Fern Parade, Griffin.
“At the Kinsella Sports Complex we will be making spectating more accessible with the installation of a spectator viewing deck, shaded terraced seating area and equipment ramp with funding assistance from the State Government.”
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 4
- $5.7 million for rehabilitation and network improvements across the Division
- $1.67 million for the Lake Eden park construction and upgrade in North Lakes ($462,000 Federal Government Contribution)
- $1.5 million for the intersection upgrade and road extension at Lamington Road, Mango Hill
- Capacity upgrades for the Diamond Jubilee Way/Memorial Drive/Kinsellas Road West Intersection and also the Memorial Drive/Discovery Drive Intersection in North Lakes (With federal funding)
- Tiered seating and a shade structure at Kinsellas Sports Complex, North Lakes ($400,000 contribution from the State Government)
- Intersection upgrade with left turn out of Stoddart Terrace in Mango Hill
- Park and walk parking bays at MacKintosh Drive, North Lakes
- New Tesch Road, Brays Road, Dohles Rocks and Henry Road footpath connections, just to name a few (With state funding)
- Upgrades to Victory Drive Park and Peppercorn Street Park, Griffin
- New Park with shade at Fern Parade, Griffin
- Planning funds for an active travel connection griffin and Mango Hill and a pathway upgrade around Capestone Lake bypassing the shopping centre entrance
- Amenities block at Capestone Lake, Mango Hill
- Funds for investigation and design for additional Dog off Leash areas in Griffin, Mango Hill and North Lakes