With the recent adoption of the City Budget, here's a list of how Division 14's discretionary budget of $912, 385 has been allocated:
Division 14 Community Concerts & Functions $200,000 includes sponsorship of the following:
- Cooly Rocks On festival
- Swell Sculpture festival
- Tugun Lights Up for Christmas
- Coolangatta New Year's Eve fireworks event
- Coolangatta Christmas Carols
- ANZAC Day Ceremony at Elephant Rock
- Buskers By the Creek event
- Currumbin Community Christmas Carols
- Youth Week 2020 event
- Gold Coast Film Festival event
Whole of City funding towards Division 14 projects includes:
- Road reconstruction works to repair roads at the end of their useful life including Golden Four Drive, Tugun; and Boundary, Ward and Petrie Streets, Coolangatta
- Footbridge replacement at Coplick Family Sports Park, Tallebudgera
- Kirra Point boardwalk renewal
- Extend Bermuda Street through to Tallebudgera Creek Road, Tallebudgera to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion
Local Area Works
Len Wort Park
At my request, the City will be installing
timber bollards to replace the temporary rocks beneath the
Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Bartholomew Bridge which is considered
high risk of vandalism and to deter the lighting of fires
beneath the bridge.
Bilinga dune vegetation trimming and planting works
The City is undertaking beach maintenance works along
Pacific Parade ( Archer Street and Mills Street), Bilinga.
Stage one is complete and included the selective removal of
Cottonwood trees, Coastal tea-tree and dead trees. Stage
two has commenced and will involve uplifting the tree
canopy adjacent to the park, weed control, and revegetation
with suitable coastal species to replace lost canopy due to
vandalism. This project is due to be completed by October.
Sewer main upgrade
The City will be constructing a new
sewer main under its infrastructure renewal program from
Sewer Pump Station B20 at Gold Coast Highway,
Currumbin. Construction of the 630 metres of sewer main
commenced on Wednesday 19 June and is expected to be
completed within eight weeks (weather permitting). Works
will generally take place Monday to Friday between 7am
and 5pm. It is expected that the work will be restricted to the
road reserve however partial road closures may be
necessary and motorists and pedestrians are urged to follow
the directions of traffic control officers.
Bike lane markings
New bike lane markings have been
installed along Golden Four Drive in Tugun Village.
Speed Awareness Devices
Speed Awareness Devices
will soon be deployed in the following streets for four
months; Galleon Way, Currumbin Waters; Golden Four
Drive and Toolona Street, Tugun; and Miles Street,
Roadside hazard removal
Commencing 1 July for three
weeks, the Department of Transport and Main Roads will be
removing roadside hazards, including trees and vegetation
within the clear zone of the centre median on the Gold
Coast Highway, directly north of Terminal Drive. Once the
clearing has been completed, native grasses will be planted
in the centre median. Works will take place between 7am
and 5pm Monday to Friday, with lane closures only
occurring outside of peak hours.
Kirra Boardwalk renewal project
The City of Gold Coast
will soon be commencing a project to renew the iconic Kirra
Boardwalk. Built in 2001, the popular wooden structure is
reaching the end of its design life. 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. This type of structure will improve the load
capabilities and ensure the safety of pedestrians. The robust
concrete structure will ensure the boardwalk is able to
withstand the environmental impacts of the beachfront
location, and provide a maximum life span of 100 years.
The renewal project is expected to commence in September
2019. Works will take place Monday to Friday from 7am to
6pm. The wooden boardwalk and adjacent footpath will be
closed for up to five months. A pedestrian detour and
alternative pedestrian paths will be provided along Marine
Parade. Beach access from the stairs along the boardwalk
will also be temporarily closed during construction. Traffic
management and lane closures will be in place.
Wyberba Street Parklands, new public amenities
City of Gold Coast will be replacing the existing public
amenities at Wyberba Street Parklands with a new facility in
response to public need and condition of the current facility.
Wyberba Street Parklands is a very popular park that
includes features such as playgrounds, picnic facilities and a
lifeguard patrolled beach.
The open and airy design of the new public amenity is
consistent with other new facilities across the Gold Coast
and will include stalls for male, female, unisex persons with
a disability and a fully accessible unisex change room.
During construction, two temporary portable toilets will be
located at Wyberba Parkland for 14 weeks from 29 April to 5
August for public use.
As part of the amenities renewal, the beach shower located
at the nearest beach entrance will be upgraded to a double
beach accessible shower.
Construction commenced in April with a construction period
of three to four months.
What’s on in our community
Gold Coast Business Week
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