$3.25M Allocated for Samford Parklands Community Building

Photo Credit: Albany Creek Leisure Centre & Health Club / Facebook

Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Budget 2019-20 for Division 9 will focus on projects creating healthy and active lifestyle opportunities, including the improvement of the Albany Creek Leisure Centre.

The Council has recently announced its line-up of projects and allocated budget for Division 9. These are designed to encourage locals to get into sports and be more active.

Among other projects, the Council will invest $350,000 to re-tile the 50-metre pool in Albany Creek Leisure Centre as well as maintain all the associated structure.

“We all know the importance of staying fit and healthy but in this busy world, I believe it’s increasingly important for councils to provide recreation opportunities close to home,” Deputy Mayor and Divisional Councillor Mike Charlton said.

“That’s why we’re strategically investing in roads to make sure travel times between work and school are as short as possible, which will enable locals to spend more time recreating with friends and family,” he said.

To ease traffic congestion, Cr Charlton also announced that $500,000 has been allocated to start detailed planning and designs for a new four-lane road that will connect Livingstone Road to the Bult Drive and Leitchs Road intersection in Brendale.

“This design will improve ease of movement for locals at that pinch point,” Cr Charlton said.

The highlight of the Division 9 budget is the $2-million expansion project at the South Pine Sports Complex which will include an indoor extension as well as the construction of three additional lit courts.

Photo Credit: Moreton Bay Regional Council / moretonbay.qld.gov.au

“We will have to demolish the existing rugby union clubhouse to be able to undertake a $2 million expansion of the indoor sporting complex.

“This will allow for an additional three lit courts to meet international level tournament requirements for a variety of sports and include necessary supporting infrastructure such as a mezzanine spectator area, multipurpose function rooms, change rooms, officials’ rooms and drug testing rooms.

“To replace the demolished clubhouse, we’ve allocated $1.5 million for a new single-storey clubhouse with four universally designed change rooms, officials’ rooms, a first aid room, gym space, spectator amenities, canteen with cold room and dry store, BBQ area and storerooms. Both GPS Junior Rugby Union and the Pine Touch Football Association will operate from here,” he said.

Division 9 Budget allocation include:

  • $2.34 million for road resurfacing across Division 9
  • $2 million for an indoor extension to South Pine Sports Complex including three additional lit courts
  • $1.5 million towards the demolition and replacement of the existing rugby union clubhouse at South Pine Sports Complex
  • $1 million to rehabilitate a section of road along Saraband Drive, from the intersection with Felicia Place to Queen Elizabeth Drive
  • $750,000 for riverbank stabilisation at Pine Rivers Park
  • $500,000 towards design costs for road works at Leitchs Road deviation
  • $350,000 for pool shell retiling at Albany Creek Leisure Centre
  • $280,000 towards design costs for a BMX precinct at Nolan Park
  • $205,000 for drainage construction at Peppermint Drive
  • $200,000 towards a green wall installation at Strathpine Administration Centre to improve energy efficiency
  • $200,000 for upgrades at Stewarts Road
  • $195,000 to renew the senior cricket oval at South Pine Sports Complex
  • $102,000 for drainage upgrades at Nicol Way
  • $100,000 towards improving accessibility of Strathpine Community Centre including designated parking bays, ambulant toilets and ramp connections
  • $100,000 towards a planning study for a pedestrian and cycle pathway along Lilley Road
  • $60,000 pool shell renewal at Albany Creek Leisure Centre
  • $50,000 towards design costs for road and culvert upgrades at Leitchs Road
  • $28,000 for stormwater network renewal at Brahms Street
  • $3,000 towards design costs for bus stop works at Flamingo Drive
  • $32,500 for lighting upgrades at Strathpine Library