Environmental Protections & Lifestyle Brought into Focus in 2021/2022 Budget

Community calls in Division 9 for greater environmental protections and investment in local lifestyle and infrastructure will be actioned this financial year, thanks to the 2021/22 Budget. 

Councillor Cath Tonks said she was thrilled to be delivering an array of practical and positive initiatives that includes suggestions from local residents. 

‘In response to local calls for action to prevent wildlife being hit by vehicles along Winn and Samsonvale Roads in Cashmere, we’ll install a number of fauna crossings and signage in this area worth $460,000,’ she said. 

‘Residents have told me they want to see more tree plantings to offset losses associated with housing development, so we’ll start a $129,000 planting program in Kimberley Court Reserve and William Johnson Park this year.’

Local parks will receive some attention with $280,000 being allocated to build a new playground, fitness area, basketball half-court and landscaping in John Leitch Memorial Park at Albany Creek. Another $420,000 will be set aside for new pathways, a multi-court, shelter, seating and new play elements for Frank Nichols Park in Warner. 

There will also be significant investments in Division 9 this year to create more sporting and recreation options that people of all ages will enjoy for generations to come. 

Local roads around Brendale, Cashmere, Albany Creek, Warner will see improvements and a massive $1.02 million will be invested in rehabilitating a 600 metre stretch of Old North Road between South Pine Road and Kremzow Road. 

Budget Highlights for Division 9:

$11.6 million to upgrade the South Pine Sporting Complex in Brendale, with support from the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program

$2.62 million to complete construction of the Nolan Park BMX Precinct in Brendale, with support from the State Government

$1.02 million for road rehabilitation works along Old North Road in Brendale, with support from the Federal Government

$500,000 for road and culvert upgrades along Leitchs Road in Brendale

$460,000 to install fauna crossings on Winn and Samsonvale Roads in Cashmere, with Federal Government Support

$420,000 to renew aged playground equipment in Frank Nichols Park in Warner, with support from the Federal Government

$280,000 for upgrades to John Leitch Memorial in Albany Creek

$260,000 to construct new amenities in Sarbi Park, Warner

$198,000 for road resurfacing along Strathford Avenue in Albany Creek

$180,000 for Albany Creek Library Playground upgrades.

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