Glorious new community facility for regional township

Published 14 September 2021

Camp Constable

The good times keep on rolling for Moreton Bay Region’s hinterland after works begun on a new $1.9 million community hall to replace the outdated Camp Constable at Mount Glorious.

Mayor Peter Flannery said this was just one of many significant projects taking place across Division 11 as Samford prepares to host the first ever regional Council meeting this Wednesday 15 September.

“Camp Constable has a long and rich history with the people of Mount Glorious, but unfortunately the buildings haven’t lasted the test of time, which is why Council’s investing $1.9 million into its future,” he said.

“With demolition of the old, unstable structure now complete we will start construction works on a brand new facility next week.

“The new state-of-the-art hall will include amenities, kitchen, community spaces, a swish new veranda as well as car parking and a new playground for the kids.

“These works coincide with tomorrow’s first ever regional Council meeting which is being hosted at the new $4.45 million Samford Community Hub in the centre of town where we’re also investing in the new Samford Parklands and streetscaping projects to spruce up this emerging community.

“This will be the first of many regional council meetings to showcase our various communities and get a firsthand experience of the issues that matter to locals.

“I encourage everyone in the Samford, Dayboro and surrounds area to get on down to make your voice heard, and follow Council’s website and social media accounts for upcoming meetings in your area.”

Councillor Darren Grimwade (Division 11) said he couldn’t wait to see the new Camp Constable building when its finished by the end of February 2022.

“The Mount Glorious community is one of the most tightly-knitted communities in Moreton Bay Regional Council, so community infrastructure like this is really important for locals,” he said.

“Camp Constable has long been a meeting place for residents since as far back as 1968 when it was built thanks to the visionary of sisters Elsie and Hilda Greene.

“It’s embedded in the fabric of the Mount Glorious community, but it was just simply too old and outdated, which is why we’re giving them this brand spanking new facility to call home.

“I’ve worked really hard to put the Moreton Bay Region hinterland on the map and it’s great to see it coming to fruition with great projects like this.

“I hope to see as many local faces down as possible at Samford the first regional Council meeting so we can show off how great our region is and make your voices heard on local issues.”