Council spending $3 million on M'boro CBD revitalisation

COUNCILLOR Daniel Sanderson says he's excited about the money being spent in his division and in the city and town centre development portfolio following the budget.

"Council has committed $3 million over two years for streetscape revitalisation works for Kent and Adelaide Sts in the Maryborough CBD," he said.

"This investment will ensure that Maryborough has a vibrant and active CBD and will work in partnership with local businesses and the community to see our city prosper.

"Overall more than $13 million has been allocated to city and town centre development across the entire region over the next two years."

Cr Sanderson identified a number of divisional highlights including:

  • Maryborough CBD revitalisation works - (Kent/Adelaide Sts. Maryborough) $3 million ($400,000 Construction Design 2013-14) ($2.6 million 2014-15)
  • Customs House and Bond Store - $50,000
  • Gatakers Artspace and Sports Museum (air-conditioning, artworks) $12,000
  • Maryborough Toy Library (toys, furniture and upgrades) $34,500
  • Mangrove management (wharf precinct) $50,000
  • Road construction - (Cheapside St, Maryborough) $195,000
  • Road construction - Worseley St (Steindl to St Mungo and Banana to Steindl) $241,000
  • Footpaths - Odessa St (Cambridge St to Banana St) $149,500
  • Footpaths - Alice St (Cheapside St to Pallas St) $43,400
  • Queens Park - Drainage Stage Three $400,000 and upgrades $57,000
  • Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme - John St and Lennox St, St Mary's primary school $100,000

Cr Sanderson listed important city and town development investments as:

  • $1.04 million will be spent in 2013-14 on the Hervey Bay Esplanade landscaping and precinct development
  • $950,000 has been allocated to footpath and bikeways across the region in 2013-14 and a further $2.4 million will be spent in the next two years
  • $4.8 million will be spent during the next 10 years on traffic facilities and signals across the Fraser Coast.
  • $1.59 million will be spent on public transport and car parking in the next 10 years
  • $456,000 during the next 10 years will be spent on bus shelter improvements

"These significant investments in my portfolio reflect the positive and progressive focus of council," Cr Sanderson said.

Cr Sanderson was also upbeat about the inclusion of a new flying gang to continue the success of the two current flying gangs doing minor maintenance and cleaning.

"It will provide special attention to our high-profile areas," he said.

"This will include the Maryborough CBD."



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