Div 7: Creating vibrant, sustainable and connected communities
Published 18 June 2021
Division 7 will be the first off the rank for a new approach to Neighbourhood planning and breathe renewed life into local suburbs like Kallangur and Dakabin.
Deputy Mayor Denise Sims announced Division 7 had scored more than $20.6 million in capital works to enhance the liveability of this growth corridor.
“With the Bruce Highway to the east and Gympie Road to the west, my focus is on connecting the community by improving our roads and parks, as well as delivering better neighbourhood planning that can create focal points,” she said.
“So I can’t wait to get out and talk to locals about our Kallangur and Dakabin Neighbourhood Plans.
“This is to engage with locals for their feedback and ideas on how we can reinvigorate these areas to create vibrant communities with identifiable town centres to bring people together.
“I don’t want to lose the nostalgic neighbourhood feel of local cul-de-sacs as our region’s population continues to boom.
“That’s why we’re investing $550,000 in park upgrades to Carramar Reserve in Dakabin, with $200,000 Federal Government support.
“This will include the installation of a new children’s playground, BBQ facilities and seating areas - so you’ll be able to come down and entertain the whole family!
“Yvonne Chapman Park will undergo $400,000 in revitalisation works to help rejuvenate this precinct.
“Locals have been telling me they would love to spend longer using the refurbished amenities at Penson Park in Kallangur, so Council is now investing $237,500 for new accessibility toilets and pathways.
“There’s even something for teenage dirt bike riders in Budget 2021-22, who’ll be excited to know we’re constructing a new $465,000 Pump Track at Blatchford Reserve.
“I think this is an incredible public amenity that will be freely available in this park, because there was a time when this kind of facility was only at bike riding centres or skill parks.
“We’re also working to get you home faster so you can spend more time in our local parks, with more than $15.3 million to be spent upgrading various sections of Old Gympie Road to help ease congestion and improve safety.
“Improving transport networks like roads, pathways and cycleways is one of the best measures to cater for growth, which is why Council is spending $115.3 million this financial year on roads across Moreton Bay Region.
“I’d like to thank residents for their input into this Budget and I promise to continue to listen to 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 7:
- $12.5 million to upgrade Old Gympie Road, Dakabin from Alma Road to Goodwin Road
- $7.5 million for Boundary and Old Gympie Roads in Dakabin for a signalised intersection with pedestrian crossing and shared pathways
- $1.85 million towards the first stage of a road and intersection upgrade at Old Gympie Road, Kallangur, between Whitehorse Road and Alma Road
- $550,000 for a park upgrade at Carramar Reserve, Dakabin thanks to support from the Federal Government
- New $465,000 Pump Track at Blatchford Reserve.
- $237,500 for an amenities renewal at Penson Park (Kruger Hall) in Kallangur
- $75,000 Kallangur Community Centre site Masterplan
- $450,000 to continue the detailed design for the upgrade of Alma Road Underpass
- $60,000 for the design of Alma Road bend realignment and upgrade
- $50,000 preliminary design for multipurpose sport and recreation building at John Oxley Reserve
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