A major intersection, sporting grounds, a skate park and popular community space are among seven projects in the Petrie electorate to receive $3,335,374 in Federal Government funding and will be delivered by Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Made possible under the third phase of the Federal Government’s $2.5 billion Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program, projects to be delivered by Council include:
Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth says the funding reflects Moreton Bay Regional Council’s top priorities and will ensure the needs of local communities are met.
“With the challenges presented by COVID-19, bushfires, floods and other events, the past couple of years have been tough for communities, businesses and local councils,” Mr Howarth says.
“That’s why we have moved quickly to approve funding for seven projects across Petrie, paving the way for shovels to hit the dirt to make them a reality.
“This will provide a vital boost for our local communities, backing local jobs and economic growth while delivering lasting upgrades that will benefit residents for years to come.”
* $462,500 for the North Lakes Lake Eden Park Upgrade to improve accessibility of community facilities and areas (total $1,250,000)
The project is at 45 Memorial Drive, Lake Eden, North Lakes. The project scope comprises planning, design and construction to upgrade ageing infrastructure and develop a new lakefront civic space with new picnic and play facilities, open space and upgraded amenities. The purpose of the project is to improve the appearance, functionality, amenity, and park equipment within this heavily used precinct.
* $289,000 for the North Lakes Diamond Jubilee Way/Memorial Drive/Kinsellas Rd West intersection upgrade for traffic improvement (total $850,000)
The project scope involves making changes to right-turn provisions on two legs. The western leg, being on Diamond Jubilee Way, is to be extended by 90m. The northern leg of Kinsellas Rd West, which needs to be constructed same year as the Lamington Road extension, involves an additional right-turn lane (55m in length), plus extension of the existing right-turn lane (by 45m) including taper. The objective is to improve capacity and road safety for all users and reduce traffic congestion and delays, especially during the morning school peak.
* $156,000 Deception Bay Sports Centre for a skate park upgrade (total $1,300,000)
The project is located at Deception Bay Sports Centre, 100 Maine Terrace, Deception Bay. The project scope includes the design and construction of a skate park renewal and upgrade. The objective of the project is to provide quality and safe skating facilities to encourage the community to engage in physical activity, and to meet the future infrastructure demand for skating. Concept planning was completed in the 2020-21 financial year.
*$570,000 for the Deception Bay Government Street Sportsgrounds to upgrade lighting (total $600,000)
* $1,200,000 for the Padres Baseball Club at Kippa Ring to upgrade lighting (total $1,200,000)
* $600,000 for Ray Frawley Sports Fields at Clontarf to renew the lighting (total $600,000)
* $57,874 for the Bradley Park Sports Fields Redcliffe to upgrade lighting (total $800,000)
Mayor Peter Flannery is grateful to the Federal Government and Mr Howarth for helping make these seven projects a reality through phase 3 funding from the LRCI program.
“Moreton Bay is fast becoming one of the most desirable places to live in Australia, and thanks to Federal Government support we’ve got the community infrastructure to keep pace with that growth,” he says.
“The fact that our residents can walk down the road and find a state-of-the-art sports facility or amazing family friendly parks is what makes it so great to live here in Moreton Bay.
“This funding will contribute to making those facilities that much better through lighting upgrades at four sports facilities, upgrades to our Deception Bay Skate Park and the development of a new lake front civic space at Eden Park, North Lakes.
“This funding will also go toward the upgrade of the intersection at Diamond Jubilee Way, Memorial Drive and Kinsellas Rd West, which is a known pinch point for local motorists.
“When we’re done, it will have additional turning lanes and the extension of certain turning lanes so that traffic can flow quicker and easier during peak hour during school pickup and drop offs.
“Council is investing more than $20 million into sports and recreation and $174 million into road and transport networks in this financial year’s record $743 million 2021-22 Budget to improve the lives of locals and keep pace with growth.”
Council will receive $10,006,123 funding support through phase 3 of LRCI funding for 22 projects across the region that are worth a total of $32,530,000.
Council will have received $30,685,307 funding across all three LRCI phases for a total of 79 projects across the region and $84,553,561.
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