Who’s Who in 22, Government Gurus: Cr Brooke Savige

Published 11:30pm 7 December 2022

Who’s Who in 22, Government Gurus: Cr Brooke Savige
Words by Moreton Daily

This year, Moreton Bay Regional Councillor Brooke Savige has delivered funding for precinct, foreshore, park and road upgrades in Division 1.

Council 2022/23 Budget included significant funding for streetscaping and revitalisation projects, while ensuring essential infrastructure like roads and footpaths were covered.

Among those, was funding for the Bongaree Jetty precinct and streetscape which will deliver a $935,000 facelift including a new-look intersection, landscaping, pathway lighting upgrades, new street furniture and signage.

A $1.1m upgrade of nearby Brennan Park was also included with new seating, picnic facilities and play walls, upgrades to park pathways and garden beds, and a new play facility for teenagers to be delivered.

In partnership with the Federal Government, Banksia Beach’s Cosmos Park was also slated for a $1.45 million transformation, and additional 72 car parks, new landscaping, lighting and fencing earmarked for the Bribie Island Sports Complex in line with the site’s masterplan.

The Budget included more than $1.3m to be spent resurfacing more than 4.2km of roads across Division 1, with works at Donnybrook Rd at Toorbul, Oxley Way at Woorim and Leahy Road at Caboolture among the 14 projects.

It also marked the start of the replacement of pontoons on the Bongaree Jetty, including repairs to the existing pontoon piles which are due to be completed in 2023/24.

Other coastal works included the establishment of a new 35m groyne at Sunset Park at Banksia Beach, to help reduce the accumulation of sand at the southern entrance to Pacific Harbour, and the replacement of the existing seawall west of the Toorbul Community Centre.

Cr Savige said council was also investing in the care of local environmental areas by installing access stairs ($275k) at Buckleys Hole, installing a floating litter trap at Sylvan Beach ($128k) and creating two new access tracks to assist maintenance of the Bibimulya Wetland at Bellara.

Division 1 residents had the chance to see their council in action, when a Community Council meeting was held at Bribie Island RSL in August, and they were encouraged to have their say during Bellara Foreshore masterplan public consultation in October, and local laws consultation throughout the year.

About Brooke Savige

Brooke Savige was elected as a Moreton Bay Regional Councillor for Division 1 at the 2016 local government elections.

The long-time Division 1 resident is a former teacher, who started her career at Bribie Island State High School.

She was connected with community groups including Sandstone Point Lions, Sandstone Point Community Association, Bribie Pines Neighbourhood Watch and Bribie Island State High School P&C before being elected to Council.

Cr Savige was elected on a platform of pursuing local issues, addressing the cost of living, accountability and preserving the environment.

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