Local parks, roads and sporting facilities across the Longman electorate are receiving more than $3.3million in priority investment from the Federal Government.
Made possible under the third phase of the Australian Government’s $2.5 billion Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program, Longman projects to be delivered by Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) include:
- Design and construction of a 72-space carpark at Bribie Island Sports Complex, Bongaree, south of the existing soccer fields. Works will also include landscaping, lighting, footpaths and fencing.
- Upgrades to Cosmos Park at Banksia Beach including a new playground, exercise equipment, half basketball court, two new pickle ball courts, seats, drinking fountains and pathway.
- Upgrading the intersection of Alma & Marsden Roads, Dakabin with traffic lights, pedestrian crossing, new footpaths, bicycle lanes and raised medians.
- Rehabilitation of a 52m section of Dunbeath Drive, Burpengary, between the cul-de-sac to #72.
- Installation of solar panels and air-conditioning at Narangba Community Centre.
- Rejuvenating softball fields at Dances Road Sportsground, Caboolture.
- Rehabilitation of a 312m section of Riverview Street, Caboolture from King Street to The Esplanade.
- Park upgrade at CREEC Environment Centre, Burpengary, including new play equipment, BBQ shelters, park furniture, amenities and car parking.
Federal Member for Longman Terry Young said the funding reflects MBRC’s top priorities and will ensure the needs of our 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 Young said.
“That’s why we have moved quickly to approve funding for eight new projects across Longman, 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.”
This latest round of funding brings the total investment under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program in Longman to around $7.7million.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said $1 billion in funding is flowing under the third phase of the LRCI program to local councils across Australia to improve their local road networks and deliver priority community infrastructure projects.
“This builds on the $1.5 billion already approved to deliver more than 6,100 projects nationwide under the first two phases of the program,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“This program is having a significant impact across the country, with more than 2,000 projects already complete or under construction – delivering upgrades to local roads, bike paths, community halls, playgrounds, parks and sports facilities, as well as improved accessibility to public facilities.
“Phase 3 will build on this, delivering more jobs, more economic stimulus, and more of the local priority projects that communities need and deserve.”
Assistant Minister for Local Government Kevin Hogan said the program forms part of the Liberal and Nationals unwavering commitment to back local councils and their communities through COVID-19 and secure a stronger future out the other side of the pandemic.
“We want to deliver the best outcomes for locals under this program, which is why we have listened and acted on council feedback, providing a longer delivery window for local governments to pursue larger, more complex projects that may be a higher priority and have a bigger impact on the community,” Assistant Minister Hogan said.
“We also get councils to use local businesses and workforces to deliver these projects as much as possible, ensuring this stimulus flows directly into the hands of hard-working Aussies, their families, their businesses and their communities.
“I look forward to seeing more projects get underway and supporting jobs and communities at this critical time.”
For more information on the $2.5 billion LRCI program, including the allocations for the $1 billion third phase, visit https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/local-roads-and-community-infrastructure/.
Full list of Longman projects under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program:
|Elimbah Bigmore Drive Pathway||A new 3.5km concrete footpath between Pumicestone Rd and Mansfield Rd.|
|Summerfield Drive Park Upgrade||The objective of the project is to rectify unsafe and non-compliant findings in a playground audit and reduce maintenance costs.|
|Bob Brock Park Soccer Lighting Upgrade||This project will ensure lighting is appropriate for the intended use of the facility and compliant with State Sporting Organisation guidelines.|
|Woorim First Avenue Fauna Crossing||The objective of the project is to reduce the risk of wildlife entering the road corridor, increase driver awareness and|
decrease wildlife-vehicle collisions.
|Ningi – Bribie Island Road (Bestmann Road to Aylward Road) Missing Link Pathway (1.6km)||A 950m missing pathway link along Bribie Island Rd between Bestmann Rd and an existing pathway located approximately 450m east of Aylward Rd.|
|Bellara – Elkhorn Avenue (Eucalyptus – Verdoni) – Missing Link Path||A 650m missing pathway link along Elkhorn Ave between Eucalypt St and Verdoni St.|
|Sandstone Point – Aird Street Park – Play|
|Installation of play equipment (slide deck combo) suited to older children and soft fall installation.|
|Beachmere – Biggs Avenue – Streetscape Upgrade||Creating a safe road environment for all users, provide increased pedestrian connectivity, upgrade existing stormwater and active transport links.|
|Burpengary – Station Road – Active Transport|
|Improve pedestrian and cyclists connectivity and road user safety|
|Burpengary Sports Complex|
– Netball Court Renewal
|Renew the court surface allowing conditions to improve public safety|
|Morayfield – Sheep Station Creek Park – Skate Park Renewal||This facility will be upgraded from a district to a major skate facility.|
|Dakabin – Alma Road – Conquest and Sheperdson Street||Delivery of a pedestrian refuge island and kerb ramps that will improve connections to North Pine Christian College and a bus stop.|
|Dakabin – Carramar Reserve – Park Upgrade||Construction of a park upgrade which includes playgrounds, bbq and seating areas, pathways and landscaping.|
|Morayfield – Peterson Road|
|Demolition of the existing clubhouse (excluding the existing touch storage shed) and construction of stage 1 one of a shared clubhouse comprising of 4 multi-purpose change rooms, public amenities, offices, kitchen and multipurpose clubroom with elevated viewing decks and tiered seating looking over existing Northern and Southern fields.|
|D’Aguilar Highway – Missing Link Pathway – Stage 2 only||The project will complete a missing pathway link along D’Aguilar Hwy between Scotts Lane and Mt Mee Rd.|
|D’Aguilar – Cash Street Park – Half Court|
Basketball and Playground
|The project is located at Cash Street Park, D’Aguilar. The project scope includes the installation of a new basketball half-court and upgrades to the existing playground.|
|Bongaree, Bribie Island Sports Complex – Carpark Construction||Design and construction of 72 space carpark, located to the south of the existing soccer fields. Works will also include landscaping, lighting, fencing between parking and sports fields and pathways.|
|Banksia Beach – Cosmos Park – Park Upgrade||Installation of a playground, soft landscaping, exercise equipment, half basketball court, 2x pickle ball courts, seats drinking fountains and a 2.5m wide connecting pathway.|
|Burpengary – Dunbeath Drive – Road Rehabilitation||Rehabilitation of the subject section of road between the cul-de-sac and #72. The works also include the installation of new kerb and channel to prevent water ponding to the cul-de-sac section of the road.|
|Narangba – Naranganba Community Centre – Air Con + Solar Installation||Design and construction of an air conditioning system and solar cell system and electrical upgrade to complete the works.|
|Caboolture – Dances Road Sportsground – Softball Fields 2+3 Outfield Renewal||Resurfacing/levelling of the softball fields playing surfaces (2&3).|
|Caboolture – Riverview Street – Road Rehabilitation from King Street to The Esplanade||Rehabilitation of the subject section of road over 312 metres and the full pavement width.|
|Dakabin – Alma/Marsden Roads – Intersection Upgrade||Upgrade to a signalised intersection to meet significant ongoing and forecast traffic demand. Works will also include pedestrian crossing facilities, pathway widening, bicycle lanes, raised and landscaped medians and roadside landscaping.|
|Burpengary – CREEC Environment Centre – Park Upgrade||installation of play equipment, large and small shelters, BBQ’s, park furniture, signage, amenities, car parking and associated landscaping and service connection.|