Building Australia’s smart region by investing in infrastructure
Maintaining current assets and building new infrastructure to ensure the Sunshine Coast community continues to enjoy our healthy lifestyle is the focus of the council’s 2016/17 $253 million capital works program.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said catering for the region’s growing population was at the core of each infrastructure investment decision to ensure council continued to build Australia’s smart region.
“From this year’s $5 million investment to upgrade Evans St, Maroochydore to smaller projects such as $10,000 to renew beach access at Mudjimba, council’s capital works projects get to the heart of providing and maintaining those assets which contribute to why we love living on the Sunshine Coast,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“Council has almost 3000 km of roads – the distance from here to Townsville return – 448 bridges and more than 1100km of pathways to maintain and they continue to be a priority in this year’s budget.
“Our community consultation highlighted the importance of road maintenance to our residents and it makes good business-sense to invest $41 million to maintain our road assets – valued at $1.318 billion – to prevent high-cost replacement down the track.