Budget 'brings home the bacon' for Doboy Ward

Last week Lord Mayor Graham Quirk handed down his 2017/18 Council budget.

This budget, like those handed down previously retains our 'Strong' credit rating and delivers an operating surplus to Council.

It's only through strong financial management that Council can continue to deliver more than ever before for our suburbs.

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Our budget continues to deliver our five point plan to keep Brisbane on the right track through;

  •  Real action on traffic congestion
  •  Modern and reliable public transport
  •  A cleaner, greener and more sustainable city
  •  A strong local economy
  •  Exciting lifestyle and leisure opportunities

Some highlights of the Lord Mayor's 2017-18 Budget include:

  •  Tackling traffic congestion and delivering smoother streets - $1.087 billion
  •  Public Transport - $654.7 million
  •  Clean and Green City - $583 million
  •  Lifestyle and Leisure - $307.1 million
  •  Economic Growth and Jobs - $441.1 million

To see how your rates are invested, we've put together a small video below.

Council has funded a number of local initiatives that will continue to improve Doboy Ward for all residents, including;

Major road upgrades

  • $8.6 million to commence construction of the Green Camp Road Corridor Upgrade, Wakerley
  • $381,000 to deliver the Belmont Road / Manly Road Intersection Upgrade, Tingalpa
  • $1.5 million to reconfigure the intersection of Belmont / Grassdale / Dairy Swamp Roads, Belmont

Congestion reduction initiatives

  • $316,000 to reduce congestion at the Meadowlands Rd / Belmont Rd intersection, Belmont
  • $73,000 to reduce congestion at the intersection of Creek Rd / Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill
  • $224,000 to reconfigure the intersection of Wynnum Road and the Cannon Hill Shopping Centre, Cannon Hill
  • $158,000 to improve the intersection of Wynnum Road / Muir Street, Cannon Hill

$3.9 million in local road resurfacing projects

  • Abbeyfeale Street, Tingalpa
  • Adelaide Street, Carina
  • Creek Road, Murarrie
  • D'arcy Road, Carina
  • Eisley Street, Tingalpa
  • Emcona Street, Tingalpa
  • Erica Street, Cannon Hill
  • Facit Street, Hemmant
  • Field Avenue, Hemmant
  • Georgia Close, Tingalpa
  • Graystone Street, Tingalpa
  • Halstell Street, Manly West
  • Herbert Street, Murarrie
  • Leith Street, Carina
  • Lytton Road, Murarrie
  • Marwood Street, Belmont
  • Meadowlands Road, Carina
  • Mingoola Street, Murarrie
  • Risley Street, Carina
  • Severnlea Street, Murarrie
  • Treeby Street, Tingalpa
  • Wareela Street, Murarrie
  • Zabell Street, Carina

Pedestrian and cyclist improvements

  • Ongoing reconstruction and widening of the older sections of the Bulimba Creek Bikeway in Belmont and Tingalpa
  • $91,000 in footpath and streetscape enhancements at the intersection of Belmont Road / Wynnum Road, Tingalpa
  • $108,000 to replace ageing footpaths in Burstall Ave Park, Belmont
  • New concrete footpaths in various locations across Doboy Ward

Park improvements

  • $441,000 to commence construction of the Carmichael Park Fishing Platform, Tingalpa
  • $431,000 to build a new outdoor gym in Robinson Park, Tingalpa
  • $71,000 for a major refurbishment of Burstall Avenue Park, Belmont
  • $50,000 for new gym equipment in Wakerley Park, Wakerley
  • $59,000 for new gym equipment in Joe Bradfield Centre Park, Carina

Local waterway rehabilitation & drainage projects

  • $669,000 for storm-water capacity improvements in Hemmant
  • $615,000 for de-silting and vegetation management of Minnippi Creek, Carina
  • $31,000 for waterway vegetation management near Green Camp Road, Wakerley
  • $12,000 for waterway vegetation management near Wondall Road, Tingalpa
  • $13,000 for waterway vegetation management near Wynnum Road, Tingalpa

Supporting community groups and community events

  • $10,000 in funding for Wakerley Christmas Carols
  • $6000 in funding for Mayfield State School's Cinema in the Suburbs
  • $5000 in funding for Murarrie Neighbour Day
  • $3000 in funding for Tingalpa Model Aero Club Model Expo Day

It's still very early days and the budget has not yet been passed by Council, so changes may occur during the budget debate process.

I will be sure to update you on these individual programs and projects as more information comes to light.

Kind regards,

Ryan