Parks and Green Spaces brought into Focus in 2021/2022 Budget

More than $5 million has been secured to modernise parks and green spaces across Division 10 over the next few years, as part of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s ongoing investment in The Hills District’s reputation for popular outdoor recreation amenities. 

Councillor Matt Constance said he was proud to be delivering more variety in public play and gathering spaces, which is what locals have been calling for in their suburbs. 

‘Over the next 12 months, there’ll be a number of new playgrounds, renewals and upgrades for local parks including Pine Hills Park in Arana Hills, Richard Lee Reserve in Albany Creek and Sylvia Gibbs Park in Everton Hills,’ Cr Constance said. 

‘The old skate park at Albany Creek will get an awesome $1.2 million upgrade to create a contemporary new play space for children, families and thrill seekers to enjoy – just wait until you see this concept design!’

In addition, nearly $1 million has been secured to convert a small pitch at James Drysdale Reserve in Bunya into a full-sized senior soccer field from, exciting news for the young soccer fans in our region.

This coming financial year will also see concept designs for the redevelopment of the old Club Arana building at 303 Dawson Parade commencing. This area will be transformed into an entirely new community space based on community feedback that was gathered earlier in the year.

Budget 2021-22 will also fast track design work for a bridge connection at Boundary Park to the Kedron Brook Bikeway to help improve active transport connectivity through The Hills District. 

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. 

Further budget highlights are listed below

  • $1.2 million to renew the skate park at Old Northern Road, Albany Creek
  • $950,000 for a soccer field renewal and extension at James Drysdale Reserve, Bunya
  • $650,000 to start Stage 1 of the South Pine Road and Plucks Road intersection upgrade in Arana Hills
  • $519,000 for heat banks renewals at the Albany Creek Leisure Centre
  • $453,000 to resurface the road at View Crescent, Arana Hills
  • $450,000 to begin Stage 1 of the intersection upgrade at Gordon Road and Ferny Way, Ferny Hills
  • $439,000 to resurface the road at Frederick Street, Albany Creek
  • $425,000 to resurface the road at Kingfisher Street, Albany Creek
  • $350,000 for Stage 1 of the crossing infrastructure installations along Samford Road, Ferny Hills
  • $300,000 for necessary drainage upgrades in Grevillea Street, Everton Hills 

 

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