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.
|Project||Details||Total funding||Federal Government funding||Council funding|
|Bicycle and walking path at Bribie Island Road, Ningi||The 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, Bellara||The 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 Point||Installation of play equipment to an under-serviced playground.||$200,000||$200,000|
|Streetscape upgrade at Biggs Avenue, Beachmere||The 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, Burpengary||This project will improve pedestrian and cyclist’s connectivity and road user safety.||$700,000||$400,000||$300,000|
|Netball court renewal at Burpengary Sports Complex||The 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, Morayfield||The 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, Dakabin||The 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, Dakabin||The 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, Morayfield||The 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||$1,500,000||Council: $500,000, State Government: $1,000,000, Club contribution: 1,000,000|
|Missing pathway link at D’Aguilar Highway||The 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 Way||Multiple 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, Griffin||Upgrade 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 Hall||Provide 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-Ring||Redevelopment 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, Kallangur||The scope of works includes the construction of a 1.5 metre wide concrete footpath.||$75,000||$75,000|
|Pathway construction at Masjakin Court, Murrumba Downs||The scope of works includes the construction of a 1.5 metre wide reinforced concrete footpath.||$80,000||$80,000|
|Playground renewal at Kingfisher Park, Kallangur||Renewal of the combination unit and swing.||$105,000||$105,000|
|Missing link pathway at Golden Avenue, Kallangur||This 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, Kallangur||This 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, Kallangur||Renewal of the older playground equipment.||$120,000||$120,000|
|Park fencing renewal at Echidna Park, Murrumba Downs||Renewal 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 PCYC||The 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 Complex||The 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, Warner||The 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, Cashmere||The 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, Brendale||The 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 Mountain||The 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 Creek||The 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 Reserve||The 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 Reserve||The 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 Hills||The 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, Samford||The 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 Parklands||The 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, Samford||The 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 deck||Design 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, Kallangur||Reinstallation of a playground that meets current compliance standards.||$100,000||$100,000|
|Fitness equipment renewal at Peter Campbell Park, Bray Park||Renewal of five individual element exercise stations into one larger exercise station.||$160,000||$160,000|