Deagon ward Councillor, Jared Cassidy, has described this year’s council Budget as a “mixed bag” for the northern suburbs. He said there had been a “significant reduction” in the number of road resurfacing projects, footpath reconstruction and park upgrades.
“However, through continued community advocacy, we have been able to secure funding for some important local projects,” Cr Cassidy said.
“Council has allowed $250,000 to address the health of the Einbunpin Lagoon.
“I understand this funding will be used to come up with solutions to address the health of the lagoon long term.
“This is a significant step forward in addressing the health of the lagoon and something the community has been fighting hard for.”
The Sandgate Library will receive an upgrade this year, with a new children’s area, new check out facilities and the outdoor areas will be upgraded.
Sandgate will also receive new CCTV cameras and there will be several traffic calming measures across the 4017.
“We have secured funding for the consultation and design of traffic calming in the Kennedy Street/Brighton Road corridor and funding for a new zebra crossing on Flinders Parade,” Cr Cassidy said.
“These have been high priorities for me over the last couple of years.
“Council is currently working on the modelling for a reduction in the speed limit on Flinders Parade, from Cliff Street to Tenth Ave.
“All indications are that this work will be completed soon and a reduction in the speed limit will occur.
“I am a strong supporter of a reduction in the speed limit down there – it would significantly reduce the severity of any injury when the speed is reduced from 50km/hour to 40km/hour.”
Cr Cassidy said council would be funding four outdoor movies along the Sandgate foreshore in the coming year.
“The Sandgate foreshore is one of 10 locations across Brisbane that have been announced for this project,” he said.
“We’ll have more details on exactly where and when these movies will take place later in the year.”