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11 major projects in 10 months

Posted: 4pm 11 Aug 2020

Moreton Bay Regional Council has scores of building projects it’s scheduled to complete this financial year. Here are 11, from all corners of the region, for everyone from children and families to sports clubs and motorists.

Mill playground

A new $9 million regional park within The Mill at Moreton Bay university precinct at Petrie, is on track to be completed later this year.

The 4ha park is beside the USC Moreton Bay University Campus on the corner of Gympie Road and Moreton Parade.

It will include an adventure play zone, water play elements including choreographed fountains and a large “water bucket”, oval kick-around space, amphitheatre, seating and shelters, barbecues, amenities block and 80 parking spaces.

Caboolture to Wamuran rail trail

The new $7 million Caboolture to Wamuran rail trail will be a 10.5km pathway from Beerburrum Rd, Caboolture to Atwood St, Wamuran.

It will showcase the history of the railway while providing a shared pathway and facilities that will attract cyclists and walkers to the area.

The project, which includes State Government funding, will have an entry at each end including maps, shelters, drinking fountains, seating, lighting and landscaping.

It is expected to be completed in October 2020

Griffin Sports Complex

This project is worth $15 million and includes the construction of new access off Henry Rd.

There will also be car parking spaces, two full-sized and one mid-sized ruby league fields, a club house, amenities, field lighting, storage sheds and irrigation.

Work is due to start this September and will be ready for kick-off in February 2022.

Brown Street corridor

Work is nearing completion for the Brown St corridor upgrades aimed to improve traffic flow in the area north of Caboolture’s CBD.
It involves building a new road between Ardrossan and Elof roads, a new roundabout at the Elof Rd and Cassowary Ct intersection, on-road cycle lanes and pathways.

The project is expected to be complete in October, weather permitting.

Samford Parklands Community Hub

The new Samford Parklands Community Hub will have a new access road and new parking.

The building will have a library, shared offices, a kitchen and food distribution centre and meeting places.

The $4.5 million project, which received $2.225 million from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, is expected to be completed by November.

South Pine Sports Complex

Moreton Bay Regional Council is spending $17.6 million at South Pine Sporting Complex, Brendale, on extending the indoor sports centre and building a new rugby union clubhouse. The project is designed to provide infrastructure to host club, regional, state and international level tournaments for a wide variety of groups. Work started in February and is expected to finish in February 2021, weather permitting.

Redcliffe Art Gallery

Redcliffe’s new art gallery and community space will open on September 5 after a $5.5 million move from the library on Oxley Ave to Council’s administration centre in Irene St. The new 1000sq m gallery has display areas, a new front counter, a courtyard, studio space, storage, curatorial space and general amenities.

There will also be a new customer service area and space for community groups on the ground floor.

Road resurfacing work

A $26 million program of road resurfacing works has been brought forward in Moreton Bay Regional Council’s 2020-21 Budget.

This will see 70km of roads around our region resurfaced, which is the distance from Redcliffe to Caloundra.

The works will tackle safety issues in more than 150 locations from Sandstone Point, to Caboolture and Dakabin through our hinterland areas.

Old Bay Road culvert upgrade

This $1.5 million project in Burpengary East will replace and upgrade pipes and raise the road to reduce flooding and improve traffic flow in wet weather.

It is designed to improve the safety of motorists and provide pedestrian connectivity.

Council will build a fauna crossing under the culvert for wildlife.

This project is due to be completed in December

Redcliffe Waste Transfer Station

Redcliffe Waste Transfer Station has reopened to commercial customers after a $600,000 upgrade to its waste collection ramps and buildings.

From August 17, businesses from the region can once again dispose of their commercial waste at the Redcliffe Waste Transfer Station.

Brays Rd/McClintock Dr upgrades

The $8 million project includes widening the road, additional turning lanes, updated stormwater drainage, pathways, median islands and landscaping improvements.

The intersections at Moreton St, Normanby Rd and McClintock Dr will have signals with a new roundabout at the intersection of Twin Lakes Drive.

The tender for this project is expected to be awarded at Council’s General Meeting on August 19. Work is expected to start mid-September 2020 and take about 40 weeks.

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