Division 14 November Update From Cr O'Neill

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Welcome to the November edition of my monthly Councillor Newsletter for 2019.

As your Councillor, I am passionate about serving the needs of residents, schools, businesses and community groups within Division 14.

My office in Tugun is open Tuesday to Friday between 8.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm. Residents are invited to meet with me to discuss any community concerns, feedback or suggestions. Please contact my office on 07 5581 5275 to arrange an appointment or email me through your request to

I regularly conduct listening posts for residents to meet with me at either Coolangatta Library or Elanora Community Centre. For information regarding my listening posts during the month of November please contact my office on 07 5581 5275.

To keep up to date with important Division 14 related works and events ‘like’ my Facebook page or search @gailoneilldivision14.

Download the Newsletter here.

Local Area Works

Dolan Family Celebrations, Tallebudgera Valley  I was privileged to be invited to commemorate 150 years in Tallebudgera Valley for the Dolan family. Six generations were represented at the celebrations. What a rich history the family has in the Valley. For more information visit:

New water fountain, Tugun
A new water fountain has been installed next to the playground in Tugun Park.

Kirra Boardwalk renewal project 
Works are ongoing to renew the iconic Kirra Boardwalk. The renewal project will involve a complete removal of the existing boardwalk and sub-structure, installation of concrete piers and precast architectural finished concrete deck and reinstallation of the existing handrail. 

Works are scheduled Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm. The road has been reduced to one lane for the contraflow of public transport only. A pedestrian and cyclist detour has been provided along Marine Parade. Other vehicles will be
detoured via Tweed Street. The road is due to reopen by 16 November and the project team anticipates the majority of works will be completed by 20 November. Works will cease over the Christmas period. Any remaining works will
be completed in January. Part of the Kirra Pavilion car park is being utilised as a site compound. Beach access from the stairs along the boardwalk will be temporarily closed during construction. The closest beach access will be from Kirra Surf Club or from Queen Elizabeth Park.

Joe Doniger, Playground upgrade
Works are scheduled to commence on 11 November to upgrade the playground at Joe Doniger Park, Bilinga.

Kerbside Collection Trial 
The City will be trialing a new kerbside collection system that will be active early next year. The on-demand service will make the process more efficient and easier for you and should enable us to recover and recycle the goods collected. Residents will be notified of timeframes as soon as more information is available.

Road reconstruction, Boundary Street
Road reconstruction works along Boundary Street (Hill Street to Ward Street) are ongoing including the replacement of footpaths, vehicle crossovers, water supply infrastructure, and kerb and channel; and the removal of retaining walls and open drainage channels. Works are due to be completed February 2020 (weather permitting).

Works are scheduled Monday to Saturday between 6am and 6pm with the exception of footpath works on the corner of Ward Street and Boundary Street which will be completed at night to minimise impact to businesses. High impact activities will be scheduled outside of school holidays and major events. The City will work to minimise disruptions. However, local residents may notice construction noise, dust and minor traffic delays. Road closures and detours will be required and traffic management will be in place. On street parking will be restricted along Boundary Street and Ward Street during construction.

What’s on in our community 

Mateship Run
Support our veteran community by registering for the 10km run; 5km run or walk; 1.5km junior bolt; or 1.5km community walk around Currumbin and Elephant Rock on Sunday 10 November. All proceeds go towards Veterans Services. Registrations close Thursday 7 November. To register visit:

Currumbin Community Christmas Carols 
Santa is coming to Currumbin for a magical evening under the stars. Get the whole family into the festive spirit at the annual Currumbin Community Christmas Carols on Monday 9 December from 5.30pm to 8pm. Sing along to your favourite Christmas songs led by an impressive cast of local talent. Free children’s activities including: craft station, hula hoops, jumping castle and face painting from 5.30pm. Traditional Christmas concert from 6pm with roving entertainment throughout the evening and a laser light show at the conclusion of the event. Bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy a food truck picnic with a variety of dinner and dessert options available from local food trucks. Free admission. Proudly sponsored by Division 14.

Coplick Family Sports Park Open Day
There was a healthy turnout to commemorate the official opening of Coplick Family Sports Park on Thursday 3 October with 295 children participating in the ninja warrior obstacle course and the Rotary Club of Currumbin Coolangatta Tweed Inc. giving away 460 sausage sandwiches.

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