Div 5: Listening and delivering on local concerns
Published 17 June 2022
After extensive community engagement and surveys, Councillor Sandra Ruck says Budget 2022-23 will deliver on the expectations of locals.
“I’ve heard loud and clear that residents want better community amenities, upgrades to our sporting facilities and real investment to rejuvenate some of our older infrastructure,” she said.
“This year’s record $259 million capital works program will deliver on all fronts.
“I am proud to say that in April we celebrated the opening of the new $3.7 million Deception Bay Community Hall - thanks to the federal government - and within the next 12 months this great amenity will also boast a $300,000 carpark to cater for increasing demand.
“We are delighted that Deception Bay Meals on Wheels have moved into the space and are making excellent use of the new modern kitchen and workspace.
“I want to thank residents who’ve advocated the need to upgrade our sports facilities on Government Street, that complex will be getting a $600,000 overhaul this year thanks to federal funding.
“And who knows, by getting our local infrastructure right now we might be laying the foundations for the next generation of stars just in time for the 2032 Olympics right here in SEQ.
“We received a tremendous amount of community feedback on the initial designs for the Deception Bay Skate Park improvement project, which has scored an incredible $1.47 million with assistance from the federal government.
“These upgrades will deliver greater safety and usability of the facility, including new LED lights and integration with smart switching technology across both fields.
“I’m excited to announce Talobilla Park will receive a further $1.2 million worth of upgrades to meet demand on our local clubs.
“They attract huge numbers and we have some of the largest clubs nationally welcoming players as young as four, which makes me hopeful for our future!
“In line with Council’s vision to create Amazing Places and Natural Spaces I’m proud to say that next month we’ll be opening the brand new $2.3 million Deception Bay Environment Centre at Joseph Crescent thanks to funding from the Queensland Government.
“And the new building is just Stage 1, Stage 2 will see a playground, meeting areas and indigenous displays added to the precinct to make this an area for the Deception Bay community to really engage with nature.
“To encourage families to spend time in the great outdoors we are also enhancing Billabong Place Park with new play equipment and picnic facilities.
“Road rejuvenation is also a top priority, so we will deliver $4.5 million of upgrades to Boundary Road that will create an additional turning lane to ease traffic congestion where the new Narangba Depot is being constructed.
“I know this is an issue during peak hour and school drop off and pick up, so your Council is acting on your concerns.
“It’s not just roads getting an upgrade, we will invest $910,000 repairing and rehabilitating both Moreton Downs Drive as well as the pavements along this stretch of road, which cyclists and joggers have been calling for to improve safety.
“The project includes four new roundabouts to be installed at Robyn Close, Philip Parade, Camay Court and Kate Avenue to improve traffic flow.
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. The Council wants to ensure our priorities align with our community’s values.
Budget Highlights for Division 5
- $4.5 million road rehabilitation and intersection change to Boundary Road in Narangba
- $1.47 million for the renewal and upgrade of the Deception Bay Sports Centre Skate Park, thanks to federal funding
- $1.2 million for new lighting for Field Two at Talobilla Park in Kippa Ring, with Queensland Government assistance
- $910,000 for road rehabilitation at Moreton Downs Drive in Deception Bay
- $600,000 for a lighting upgrade to the Government Street Sports Complex, with federal funding
- $390,000 for stormwater renewal at the Redcliffe Aerodrome in Rothwell
- $350,000 for new play equipment and picnic facilities at Billabong Place Park
- $300,000 for a carparking upgrade along Raymond Terrace in Deception Bay