Plan's working where it counts
DIVISION 11 councillor, Russell Green said the 2012/13 budget had seen some capital projects pushed out to later years to keep the rate rise to an absolute minimum.
"The community has been vocal about wanting council to improve and maintain the overall standard of our community spaces. The budget has taken that priority into account," Councillor Green said.
"In Division 11 there will be a continuation of major and minor projects in priority locations such as our parks, foreshores, streetscapes and community facilities.
"A lot of projects are a continuation of the capital works programs started during the past five years.
"The Girraween Sports Complex will be completed with the sealing of the car park and construction of the criterium circuit track.
"The implementation of the master plan for Noosa Junction streetscape will continue, starting with the design for the rejuvenation of multiple areas.
"Construction is expected to start in April 2013.
"Work on the new Main Beach Boardwalk at Noosa Heads is expected to start soon - the design is for a low-maintenance, durable concrete surface to cater for pedestrians, vehicles and the surf club's needs.
"Necessary works will be undertaken at Noosa landfill to upgrade the facility's capacity and maintain best management practices."
Some of the projects in Division 11 are:
- Girraween Sports Complex - Implementation of Masterplan $799,000
- Little Cove Beach, Noosa Heads - Replace beach access No. 23 $135,000
- Sunshine Beach - Beach access No. 29 refurbishment $55,000
- Sunrise Beach - Beach Access No. 38 replace stairs/rails $50,000
- Sunrise Beach - Beach access No. 37 rehabilitation stairs/handrails $47,000
- Gympie Terrace, Noosaville - Culvert replacements $500,000
- Noosa Junction Streetscapes - Major centres (staged) $1,800,000
- Main Beach Boardwalk, Noosa Heads - Surf Club and Natanya Resort section $750,000
- Noosa Landfill - Stage 2 Liner installation $2,300,000
- Noosa Landfill - Stage 1 Design new sedimentation pond $65,000