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Stimulus support from the Australian Government will help Moreton Bay Regional Council deliver 57 priority projects worth nearly $52.5 million by the end of the year.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said Phase 2 of the Federal Government’s Local Road and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program will build on the $5 million from Phase 1 to see a further $15.6 million invested into improving transport networks and community facilities across the region.

“This program supports local councils to deliver priority infrastructure projects across Australia, supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

“The third phase of our highly-successful LRCI program will continue to support local jobs and businesses at a time it is needed most.

“We are investing in vital programs like this under our record $110 billion infrastructure investment pipeline, part of our Economic Recovery Plan to secure Australia’s world-leading economic recovery.”

Moreton Bay Region Mayor Peter Flannery said the funding will bring forward projects in the Council’s pipeline and create hundreds of local jobs.

“This additional funding will see $52.5 million worth of projects delivered this year and will create more than 800 jobs,” Cr Flannery said.

“I’d like to thank the Australian Government for their ongoing support and investing more than $20 million into Moreton Bay Region through both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the LRCI Program.

“Council can now fast-track local infrastructure projects to be completed by the end of 2021.”

Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said the LRCI program is a direct way the Australian Government is working with Moreton Bay Regional Council to improve access and safety on local roads, footpaths and cycle ways.

“While the Australian Government has been working to protect Australians from the pandemic, we believe it’s just as important to help keep the local economy strong,” Mr Dutton said.

“A key focus of the LRCI Program was improving connectivity across Moreton Bay Region’s transport network.”

Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth said an investment into local infrastructure is an investment for the future.

“The resilience of our communities shone through during the pandemic, so it’s important to invest in community hubs and facilities that bring people together,” Mr Howarth said.

“We’ve worked with Moreton Bay Regional Council to identify priority community infrastructure and local roads projects that will deliver benefits for the community come 2022.”

Federal Member for Longman Terry Young said if there’s one thing locals missed more than ever during this pandemic; it’s being outdoors.

“This funding will help promote an active and healthy lifestyle for our residents by improving local sporting and recreation facilities, including the new clubhouse for the Peterson Road facility, netball courts at Burpengary and the skate park at Morayfield,” Mr Young said.

“From upgrading playgrounds, installing new fitness equipment and building much-needed sporting infrastructure, we want locals to play and exercise without travelling too far away from home.”

The Australian Government will also provide Moreton Bay Regional Council with a further $10 million from the 2021-22 Budget for Phase 3 LRCI projects, which will be available from January 1, 2022. Projects funded under Phase 3 will be announced later this year.

ProjectDetailsTotal fundingFederal Government fundingCouncil funding
Bicycle and walking path at Bribie Island Road, NingiThe project will complete a 950 metre missing pathway link along Bribie Island Road between Bestmann Road and an existing pathway located approximately 450 metre east of Aylward Road.$900,000$500,000$400,000
Bicycle and walking path at Elkhorn Avenue, BellaraThe project will complete a 650 metre missing pathway link along Elkhorn Avenue between Eucalypt Street and Verdoni Street.$450,000$300,000$150,000
Play equipment at Aird Street, Sandstone PointInstallation of play equipment to an under-serviced playground.$200,000$200,000
Streetscape upgrade at Biggs Avenue, BeachmereThe project will create a safe road environment for all users, provide increased pedestrian connectivity, upgrade existing stormwater and active transport links.$500,000$250,000$250,000
Transport improvements at Station Road, BurpengaryThis project will improve pedestrian and cyclist’s connectivity and road user safety.$700,000$400,000$300,000
Netball court renewal at Burpengary Sports ComplexThe project will renew the court surface allowing conditions to improve public safety while providing healthy lifestyle options to residents.$650,000$350,000$300,000
Skate park renewal at Sheep Station Creek, MorayfieldThe project will involve a full rebuild to create a major skate facility.$1,500,000$1,000,000$500,000
Pedestrian crossing and traffic improvements at Alma Road, DakabinThe project includes the delivery of a pedestrian refuge island and kerb ramps that will improve connections to North Pine Christian College and a bus stop.$125,000$100,000$25,000
Park upgrade at Carramar Reserve, DakabinThe project scope includes the construction of a park upgrade which includes playgrounds, barbeque and seating areas, pathways and landscaping.$300,000$200,000$100,000
Sporting complex upgrade at Peterson Road, MorayfieldThe project scope includes the demolition of the existing clubhouse and construction of Stage 1 of a shared clubhouse comprising of four 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.$4,000,000$1,500,000Council: $500,000, State Government: $1,000,000, Club contribution: 1,000,000
Missing pathway link at D’Aguilar HighwayThe project will complete a 15,000 metre missing pathway link along D’Aguilar Highway between Scotts Lane and Mt Mee Road.$200,000$100,000$100,000
Traffic improvements at Flinders Parade, Cook Court, Torres Crescent and Diamond Jubilee WayMultiple upgrades to improve road safety for both the short and long term.$2,575,000$1,250,000$1,325,000
Park upgrade at Osprey House, GriffinUpgrade of the existing playground to meet the future needs and supporting the existing environmental and community facilities at Osprey House.$200,000$200,000
Building upgrade of Deception Bay Community HallProvide an accessible, more functional, safe district-level community hall with increased hire capacity for the benefit of the local community, surrounds and Moreton Bay Region.$4,500,000$2,500,000$2,000,000
Upgrade Stage 1 of Redcliffe PCYC, Kippa-RingRedevelopment the Redcliffe PCYC to operate more effectively and to cater for projected growth.$1,250,000$1,250,000
Pathway construction at The Crescent and Selby Street, KallangurThe scope of works includes the construction of a 1.5 metre wide concrete footpath.$75,000$75,000
Pathway construction at Masjakin Court, Murrumba DownsThe scope of works includes the construction of a 1.5 metre wide reinforced concrete footpath.$80,000$80,000
Playground renewal at Kingfisher Park, KallangurRenewal of the combination unit and swing.$105,000$105,000
Missing link pathway at Golden Avenue, KallangurThis project will deliver a 320 metres pathway link between Anzac Avenue and Cecily Street along Golden Avenue, Kallangur.$85,000$85,000
Missing link pathway at Cecily Street, KallangurThis project will deliver a 165 metres pathway link between Golden Avenue and Cecily Street along Cecily Street, Kallangur.$65,000$65,000
Playground renewal at Joe Kruger Park, KallangurRenewal of the older playground equipment.$120,000$120,000
Park fencing renewal at Echidna Park, Murrumba DownsRenewal of the fence to include bollards that will provide a useful asset to protect open space and park infrastructure from vehicle incursions.$20,000$20,000
Building upgrade Stage 1 at Pine Rivers Park PCYCThe objective of the project is to increase capacity, improve functionality and resolve current facility issues.$1,250,000$890,000$360,000
Services relocation at South Pine Sporting ComplexThe scope of works includes the construction of four multipurpose fields, including field lighting, multi-use clubhouse, car parking, stormwater drainage and more. This funding will be used to support Stage 1 of this project which includes service relocation to enable construction to commence on the local club facilities.$17,600,000$500,000$17,100,000
Playground renewal at Frank Nichols Park, WarnerThe expected outcome of the project is to renew the older play equipment.$420,000$250,000$170,000
Fauna crossing infrastructure installations at Winn/Samsonvale Roads, CashmereThe expected outcome of the project is to improve public safety by reducing the risk of collisions between wildlife and motorists.$460,000$200,000$260,000
Road rehabilitation at Old North Road, BrendaleThe project scope includes the rehabilitation of the subject section of road over a length of 613 metres.$1,020,000$290,000$730,000
Gravel road sealing at Branch Creek Road, Clear MountainThe scope of works involves upgrading the existing gravel road to a bitumen spray seal on a constructed gravel base layer.$60,000$60,000
Skate Park renewal at Old Northern Road, Albany CreekThe expected outcome of the project is to partially rebuild the park while retaining the bowls and integrating them with a new, expanded street plaza.$1,200,000$550,000$650,000
Soccer field renewal and extension at James Drysdale ReserveThe project scope includes the renewal and extension of Soccer Field 3 to create a regulation senior field. Specifically, the works include resurfacing, improvements to surface and sub-surface drainage, irrigation, installation of perimeter fencing and goal post installation.$950,000$300,000$650,000
Field lighting at James Drysdale ReserveThe objective of the project is fully compliant and fit for purpose sports field lighting for football.$125,000$125,000
Missing link pathway at Caesar Road, Ferny HillsThe project will complete a 300 metres missing pathway link along Caesar Road between Plucks Road and Wirlpana Avenue.$135,000$75,000$60,000
Park Development 2 at John Scott Park, SamfordThe project scope includes the installation of pathways, picnic facilities, rainwater tank, seats, shade trees, landscaping, retaining walls, a viewing deck, a pedestrian bridge, bollards, bike rack, wheel stops, reconfigured BMX mounds, a drinking fountain and bins.$490,000$400,000$90,000
Tennis court development at Samford ParklandsThe project scope includes the design and construction of two new tennis courts including fencing, lighting, connecting pathways and landscaping to the south of the existing six courts$600,000$350,000$250,000
Rugby League field renovation and upgrade at Alan Cash Park, SamfordThe project scope includes the reconfiguration of the existing rugby league field to accommodate a training area at the eastern end.$300,000$300,000
Kallangur Memorial Bowls Club deckDesign and construction of a new deck facility attached to the southern side of the bowls club to increase the functionality and useability of the deck area and reduce maintenance costs$100,000$100,000
Playground installation at Haiti Park, KallangurReinstallation of a playground that meets current compliance standards.$100,000$100,000
Fitness equipment renewal at Peter Campbell Park, Bray ParkRenewal of five individual element exercise stations into one larger exercise station.$160,000$160,000

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