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Division 14 Update from Cr. O'Neill

Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

There are a lot of exciting works and events happening on the Southern Gold Coast over the coming months. Keep up to date with what's on by following my updates on facebook.com/gailoneilldivision14.

Local Area Works

Captain Cook Memorial
Restoration works to the Captain Cook Memorial at Point Danger are complete and the site will be re-opened to the public.

Tugun to Bilinga Oceanway 
The detailed design for the Tugun to Bilinga Oceanway is complete. Interested parties can view a copy of the latest plans at my office or by contacting the project team on 07 5581 1804. Funding for the project is expected to be approved when the Budget is handed down on 21 June. For more information click here.

Black Spot Programme, Intersection Upgrade Kitchener Street, Monash Street and Malparara Street
Funding has been awarded from the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme to improve road safety at the intersection of Kitchener Street, Monash Street and Malparara Street in Tugun. The construction of a new roundabout will replace the existing priority controlled intersection. Also included in these works is the construction of the road pavement, drainage, kerb and channel and a street lighting upgrade.

Golden Four Drive, Road Upgrades
Additional parking will be installed on the western side of Golden Four Drive between Dune Street and Short Street. Plans for works along Golden Four Drive between Short Street and Gibson Street are complete and are due to commence from 1 July with the majority of parking to remain. 

Reconstruction Works, Currumbin Creek - Tomewin Mountain Road
The Department of Main Roads has commenced reconstruction works on Currumbin Creek - Tomewin Mountain Road following severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Working hours will be 6am to 6pm, Monday to Friday with weekend and night work as required. All restoration works on Currumbin Creek - Tomewin Mountain Road are expected to be completed by late 2018.

For an estimated three month period during the reconstruction works, Currumbin Creek - Tomewin Mountain Road will be reduced to one-lane in several locations with traffic controlled by temporary signals. The project team will provide further details to residents and motorists about work schedules and associated construction impacts as the project progresses.

Winders Park, Currumbin 
Two (2) speed humps will be installed along the road within Winders Park to deter speeding. These works are due to commence shortly.

Kitchener Street to Boyd Street Drainage 
Due to wet weather delays, the Kitchener Street to Boyd Street drain has now been completed.

What’s coming up in your area

ARTAST Competition
Entries for the 2018 ARTAST Active School Travel competition are now closed and winners will be announced on 23 July.

We are Gold Coast
Whether you are new to the Southern Gold Coast or you've lived here all your life, come along to this free community event on Saturday 23 June from 2.00-5.00pm at the Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre and connect with others in your neighbourhood whilst discovering the activities and services available at your local Community Centre. 

The Kirra Hill Community Centre will showcase their regular offerings through a program of performances and demonstrations, information displays and other activities. There will also be a range of free family activities including live musicians, tie dying, henna art, circus activities, photo booth, a jumping castle and a free sausage sizzle.

Tugun Village Business Networking
Representatives of local Tugun businesses are invited to attend the Tugun Village Business Networking Event hosted by Tugun Community Bank® Branch with support from Division 14 Cr Gail O’Neill on Wednesday 27 June from 5.30-7.30pm at Luna Rossa Restaurant. Entry $10 per person.  Bookings essential. RSVP by 20 June to Maris Dirkx on 0421 215 596 or email marisdirkx@tuguncommunitybank.com

Creative Life
Somerset Celebration of Literature in partnership with the Tugun Community Bank® Branch presents Creative Life – A Tugun Community Event on Saturday 30 June at Tugun Park from 2.00-7.00pm. Enjoy an afternoon of authors and illustrators, local performers, face painting, balloon artists, roving magicians, games, activities and a free movie under the stars, James and the Giant Peach, screening from 5.30pm.

CoastEd Coastal Bike Challenge 
Join CoastEd on Wednesday 11 July from 9.00-10.30am at the Tugun Surf Life Saving Club for a coastal treasure hunt. You will learn about our coastal features and the work being done to protect our coastlines while solving puzzles and riddles. All ages welcome. Adults $5. Children over 5 years of age $2. Children under five years of age enter free. Bookings required. 

CoastEd is the Gold Coast’s coastal education program coordinated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management and funded by the City of Gold Coast. For more information on the programs and bookings visit griffith.edu.au/coasted, phone 07 5552 8823 or email coasted@griffith.edu.au.


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