It’s been a big month in Division 11 with major announcements of projects and improvements which will further enhance our vibrant community.
BUDGET DELIVERS BIG FOR DIVISION 11
The Gold Coast City Council Budget brought some great news for Division 11, including the announcement that Council will break ground on a major upgrade of Robina City Parklands this year. An impressive masterplan concept which will transform the park into a world-class park destination has been unveiled which includes event stages, fishing platforms, playgrounds, walking trails and more.
With a growing population and limited open space, it is vital we make the most of our existing community assets.
There’s $1.5 million to break ground at the grand Robina City Parklands.
And $750,000 to renovate – or redevelop – the Robina Library.
The good news keeps coming at Frascott Park with funds for new shelters, barbecues, paths and shelters.
And $100,000 towards an awesome new playground.
The nearby community centre will also get a renovation.
In big news, $40,000 will go towards boats for a new All Abilities Sailing Club. So now everyone can enjoy Lake Orr.
Basketball and netball courts will be refurbished at Robina Common.
Everyone deserves to feel safe in their home — and in their own neighbourhood. This budget adds to my record investment in CCTV.
I’m going after idiot hoons – with a network of cameras on our main roads.
And more CCTV will deter hoodrats from Robina Common.
A cash injection will get vital upgrades around Robina Town Centre ‘shovel ready’ – to tackle worsening congestion and improve pedestrian and cyclist safety.
There’s $250,000 to progress upgrades the ‘The Rocket’.
And thousands will be spent on design work on the Scottsdale Drive and Christine Avenue intersections with Robina Town Centre Drive.
Meanwhile, a range of ramp upgrades along Christine Avenue will make the area disability- and pram-friendly.
And the Varsity Lakes Foreshore Parkland will be the new home for an all-ages playground.
New water refill stations will pop up around Lake Orr – and will replace dodgy bubblers in our most popular parks.
We’re opening up new public toilets at Cheltenham Park – and sprucing them up with a $30,000 makeover.
$10,000 will be spent on a proposal to irrigate Central Park – turning it from dust bowl to sports field.
And a vacant office will be transformed into a co-working space for local community groups.
I’m backing hardworking volunteers too, with $40,000 in grants to make our community safer, cleaner and more inclusive.
There will be even more to see and do in our own backyard with a yearlong program of free family events.
Favourites will return bigger and better. And new events will surprise and delight. Think Sunday sessions, more live music and new local markets.
When we do a better job caring for public property — residents take more pride in their own.
My targeted renewal projects will fix sore points that detract from our otherwise beautiful home
$370,000 will complete work at Markeri Street – removing invasive roots, dealing with asbestos and improving street appeal.
And the Robina Lions Club Park will finally get proper parking bays.
Gabreil’s Park is ready for a makeover too, with funding to undo years of vandalism and neglect.
Newport Park will be more family friendly – with better amenity at this scenic Robina Waters spot.
And I’m restoring Park Hill Estate to its former glory with new street trees and renovated walkways.
The same will happen at Frascott Park – lifting the mood and deterring anti-social behaviour.
RESTORING THE ENVIRONMENT
Our quality of life depends on the health of our natural areas — our wetlands, nature reserves and waterways.
This budget turbocharges local environmentalists, funding tree plantings, restoration works and litter pick-ups.
Tilapia Busters makes a return; hundreds of anglers will be in for great prizes while helping rid our waterways of the pest.
And, right after, I’ll stock Robina’s West Lake with 50,000 Australian Bass to restore balance to the environment.
On land, thousands of new trees will be planted. And National Tree Day will be celebrated in local schools.
And we’ll be rolling up our sleeves to clean up our parks.
ROBINA COMMUNITY GARDEN LAUNCHED
Councillor Hermann Vorster along with Robina Group Marketing Manager Catherine Baker officially launched the Robina Community Garden this week. Expressions of Interest are now being taken to get involved with this exciting community initiative. Meet fellow residents, grow your own fresh produce and spend some time in the great outdoors with your hands in the dirt! Click here now to find out more or to register your interest.