More than $40 million of Federally-funded infrastructure projects will soon get underway across Brisbane’s suburbs, including opening up the Archerfield Wetlands for public access, improvements to one of the City’s largest sports parks at Whites Hill and roadworks at Aspley, Fitzgibbon and Northgate.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the boost was made possible thanks to an additional $40.7 million from the Morrison Government through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) grants.
“Through this grant round we have been able to commit to a really diverse range of 41 projects across all corners of the city, from big ticket items like a new $3.7 million bikeway in Minnippi Parklands to smaller works to improve the quality of community halls,” Cr Schrinner said.
“Grants like this provide a much-needed economic boost to our city, which is so important as we band together to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These local projects put money into the pockets of local suppliers and residents, with the projects to support an additional 320 jobs throughout 2021.
“The Minnippi Parklands bikeway is a $3.7 million project and will connect Wynnum Road and Creek Road through the existing bushland reserve. Construction of the bikeway is expected to commence in mid-2021 and be completed by the end of 2021.
“Thanks to the funding from the Morrison Government we will be able to bring forward works to turn the Archerfield Wetlands into a new recreation space as part of the Oxley Creek Transformation”
“$5.4 million of parkland improvements will mean the Windsor community will receive a brand new playground at Windsor Sports and Community Park, a new BMX and scooter track for Coorparoo Common, new play spaces and accessibility paths at Davies Park will be delivered sooner than originally planned and another package of sports field lighting for up to 60 clubs across Brisbane will also be delivered”
“Roadwork projects on Dorville Road at Aspley, Roghan Road, Fitzgibbon and bridge works at Nudgee Road, Northgate will also be undertaken to assist residents get home quicker and safer”
“Our city’s wildlife are also winners in this round, with $700,000 thousand for glider poles, underpass ledges and fauna movement infrastructure to be installed across multiple locations at key roads around the city”.
Cr Schrinner said the projects would support a year’s worth of employment and support to local businesses and industry around Brisbane.
“As we finally start to see the light off the back of the effects felt from the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever that the Schrinner Council Administration is committed to creating and supporting opportunities that stimulate the local economy.
“Significant progress has been made with the LRCI Phase 1 which Council received $11.7 million of funding from the Australian Government, with many projects commenced and completion due by June 2021, supporting 64 jobs when we needed them most.”
Federal Member for Ryan Julian Simmonds said that Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner knew as well as he did that to keep our economic recovery progressing in Brisbane it was vital we invest in infrastructure.
“It’s great to be working with Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner to get this done,” Mr Simmonds said.
“By funding these important projects, we will not only ease congestion and make roads safer but create more local jobs.”
Federal Member for Brisbane Trevor Evans said the federal funding will deliver dozens of vital infrastructure projects right across Brisbane and support hundreds of local jobs.
“Now more than ever, it’s essential that the different levels of government work closely together to help drive the economic recovery,” Mr Evans said.
“This is a great collaboration between Brisbane City Council and the Morrison Government to deliver practical and lasting benefits for our city”.
These projects are funded by the Australian Government. For more information visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.
FULL PROJECT LIST:
- Minnipi Parklands, Cannon Hill – $3.7 million – construct new off-road bicycle and walking paths
- Roghan Road, Fitzgibbon – $2.35 million- Improve road safety and amenity
- Dorville Road, Aspley – $1.3 million – improve safety and amenity
- Kuraby State School, Kuraby – $1.1 million – school drop off and pick up improvements
- Cannery Creek, Northgate – $2.2 million – improvements along the heavy vehicle transport corridor
- Breakfast Creek Bridge, Albion – $400,00 – replace existing decorative lighting
- Montpelier Road, Bowen Hills – $135,000 – maintenance on the existing retaining wall
- Ann Street, Fortitude Valley – $165,000 – maintenance on the existing retaining wall
- Bushland Acquisition Program – $345,000
- Chrystal Street, Paddington – $85,000 – maintenance on existing retaining wall
- School Road, The Ga – $55,000 – maintenance on existing retaining wall
- Mill Road, Pullenvale – $85,000- maintenance to road
- Ivory Street, Fortitude Valley – $55,000 – embankment maintenance
- Toorak Road, Hamilton – $240,000 – maintenance along the road reserve
- Tooth Avenue, Paddington – $185,000 – resurfacing pavement
- St Vincents Road, Banyo – $820,000 – resurfacing pavement
- Pound Drain, Nudgee – $2.2 million – culverts maintenance
- Nudgee Waterhole Reserve -$290,000 – improve the Reserve and its facilities.
- Windsor Sports and Community Park, Windsor – $896,000 – deliver a new signature playground
- Coorparoo Common, Coorparoo – $595,000 – construct a new BMX and scooter track
- Davies Park, Montague Road – $850,000 – new play spaces and accessibility paths
- Fauna Movement Infrastructure – $700,000 – improving access across roads for fauna
- Whites Hill Sporting Reserve – $5.78 million – improvements to sports park accessibility
- Archerfield Wetlands – $4.6 million – Provide greater accessibility through the wetlands by establishing unsealed access tracks (see image)
- Waterfront Park, Newstead – $220,000 – park improvements
- Sports field lighting upgrades – $1.685 million – audit and repair lighting infrastructure
- Kurilpa Hall, West End – $50,000 – repair and upgrade works
- Brisbane Bridge Centre, Yeronga – $200,000 – repair and upgrade works
- Hamilton Town Hall, Hamilton – $600,000 – repair and upgrade works
- Sandgate Community Hall, Sandgate – $150,000 – repair and upgrade works
- Musgrave Park Tennis Court, South Brisbane – $150,000 – upgrade lighting
- Musgrave Park Swimming Centre, South Brisbane – $190,000 – upgrade to improve useability
- Inala Library, Inala – $1 million – library refurbishment
- The Old Substation, Paddington – $1.5 million – repairs and refurbishment
- Witton Barracks, Indooroopilly – $850,000 – establish essential utility services
- Repairs and compliance maintenance -$1.125 million- undertake building improvements across several locations
- Whites Hill Reserve, Camp Hill – $2.38 million – construct a new clubhouse
- Seven Hills Hub, Seven Hills – $100,000 – repairs outdoor amphitheatre
- Ed Davenport Rotary Park, Lota – $400,000 – replace skate park facility
- New Farm Park, New Farm – $825,000 – new amenity building.
- Hanger 7, Eagle Farm – $450,000 – connect utility services and install fire protection systems