Cyclists and Scouts will reap the benefits of new projects earmarked for Clontarf.
Stage one of a new segregated cycleway will be built along Hornibrook Esplanade as part of a $750,000 project funded by Moreton Bay Regional Council in partnership with the state and federal governments, and Clontarf Beach Scouts will soon have a new $800,000 home.
Mayor Peter Flannery says Council can fast-track the projects thanks to $500,000 from the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCIP) and $400,000 from the State Government’s Works For Queensland (W4Q) program.
“Active recreation has proven to be one of the most important aspects of a healthy community through the Coronavirus pandemic.”
Federal Petrie MP Luke Howarth is happy to be part of delivering the Scout den.
“Clontarf Beach Scout Den is one of many scout halls Council has already upgraded or is in the process of upgrading around the region, because we know how important these groups are to the community,” Mr Howarth says.
“Scouts bring families together and teach valuable life lessons, while allowing kids to get on with being kids and just have fun.”
Redcliffe MP Yvette D’Ath says the success of the State Government’s Works for Queensland program lies in getting money to Councils quickly, to enable works to happen immediately.
“The new cycleway will be a game-changer for the Clontarf Esplanade by connecting it to Woody Point and the rest of the Peninsula,” Ms D’Ath says.
“This is a major upgrade to safety for cyclists and will make it much more accessible for everyone to participate in.
“It also unlocks our beautiful foreshore and will help drive active tourism, which is great for local cafes to stay competitive.”
Cr Karl Winchester (Div 6) says construction of the cycleway will begin in April, and building of the new Scout hall starts this month.
“Seeing these works get underway with lightning speed gives me confidence that Redcliffe’s economic recovery is already well underway,” Cr Winchester says.
“These projects show the power of governments working together and are testament to the priority we’re giving to community infrastructure in the face of significant population growth.”
Both projects should be finished by July 2021, weather permitting.