Regional Plan to go on public consultation from 4th July to 15th August.
The Council today tabled a letter from the Deputy Premier giving permission for the Regional Planning Scheme to go on public consultation.
The letter includes the conditions the State Government has required Council to include in the new plan.
Council has determined that the public consultation will be from the 4th July to the 15th August. The planning scheme will be confidential until then to allow for the State Government conditions to be incorporated.
This is one of the most important public consultations to take place since amalgamation and Community feedback is important.
I am expecting significant feedback from those in Morayfield/Burpengary Transition Area, those that believe there isn’t enough car parking in the Caboolture District currently and those looking to grow the number of residents in the Elimbah area.
Given the State Governments stance on buffer zones outside of the boundaries of those properties where the poultry farm is located, I suspect lots of feedback on this issue to be received that can be passed back to the state.
Council has approved $125k in funding to partner with a not-for-profit group and the community to build an All Abilities Park.
The All Abilities Park would be the only one in the region.
“If we can get this park built in partnership with a not-for-profit group it will will help those families currently traveling out of the region to use an all abilities park and will bring people into our region” Cr Raedel said “it is imperative that our community gets behind this project, it’s not a project we can do alone”.
“It’s is a great community based project and nothing like it has been undertaken in Moreton Bay Region before”
“The project will be subject to the signing of an MOU by the not-for-profit group and significant funding from the group, grants, community groups, sponsors and community members”.
Young people and sports people to benefit with a focus on active living with new parks, upgrades to sporting grounds and sports centre.
“This year I’ve focused on making sure the sports grounds in Division 12 are at the same level as others throughout Moreton Bay Regional Council” Cr Raedel said “AFL has been a focus right across Moreton Bay Region”
Elimbah Sports groups including the Elimbah Meteors and Suncoast Fun Dogs have won the bounce after the Council approved an irrigation system in this years budget, with the increase in the number of users this will ensure that the playing surface will be comparable to any other district level park anywhere in Moreton Bay Region.
The Petersen Road Touch Football and Rugby Union grounds (and surrounding residents) will also benefit from a significant upgrade to the carpark.
Retractable nets will be installed to upgrade the Morayfield Sport and Event Centre making it more attractive to sports users and facilitate more events held at the centre.
Division 12 will see significant road works undertaken in this financial year.
Road projects not limited to but include,
Mears Lane, Booroobin, significant repairs
Mathew Cres, Burpengary raising road to mitigate against flooding
Breadsell Drive, Elimbah rehabilitation
Delaneys Creek Rd, Delaneys Creek, reconstruct in part.
Morris Rd, Elimbah, rehabilitation
Nairn Rd, Morayfield, intersection works
Alexandra Pd, Rangeview Estate, Wamuran, pavement upgrade
Durrundur St, Woodford, replacing existing footbridge
“In such a large division as Division 12, money spent on roads plays a huge part of the budget deliberations”Cr Raedel said “The budget this year has seen over $6.2 million being spent on roads in Division 12”
A $500,000 project to revitalise the Paragilga Lake at D’Aguilar has recieved the green light to go ahead after being passed in today’s Moreton Bay Regional Council budget.
The project that will see the lake re-shaped and de-silted, a wetlands planted, silt traps installed and access points to the waters edge.
“This will be a great project for Paragilga area” Cr Raedel said “it will certainly look better then the dead lilies, silt and weeds that is currently the case”.
“I expect the project to start in August and is expected to be completed in the lead up to Christmas 2015.”