Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner, promised his Council’s 2021/22 Budget would be one for the suburbs and he has delivered.
About 86% of this year’s budget will be spent on infrastructure such as roads, footpaths, bikeways, and playgrounds in the suburbs.
I’m pleased to advise funding has been approved for a number of projects in the Pullenvale Ward that I advocated for during the past 12 months. A detailed summary of expenditure and where will be outlined in a newsletter to every resident in early July but the following is a summary of the highlights:
- Funding confirmed for a safe crossing for Brookfield State School students at Brookfield Road
- Funding to extend the Personalised Public Transport trial at Bellbowrie and Moggill, with a realignment of the route to include the new Moggill Village Shopping Centre, and a continuation of the PPT services at Karana Downs and Brookfield
- Additional funds to those already set aside to replace the dilapidated skatebowl at Booker Place Park with a new, modern structure
- More than $2 million in road network resurfacing and improvements at Bellbowrie, Brookfield, Kenmore, Chapel Hill, Anstead, Pullenvale and Pinjarra Hills
- More than $2.6 million for major traffic improvements at Kenmore Road and Fig Tree Pocket Road
- A new pedestrian crossing at Chapel Hill Road, near Fleming Road, Chapel Hill
- A new safety fence and guard rail at Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra Hills
- Almost $800,000 to upgrade, maintain, enhance lighting and replace playground equipment in parks in Kenmore, Chapel Hill and Bellbowrie
- The restoration and relocation of the RSL Memorial at Booker Place Park, Bellbowrie
- Financial support for four local community events including the Brookfield Show and the return of the popular traditional Christmas Carols
- Funding to maintain the bushland reserves at Mount Coot-tha and more than $4.3 million for enhancements at one of the city’s leading tourist destinations, the Botantical Gardens at Mount Coot-tha
Finally, kerbside collection will resume 12 months earlier than planned and the good news for residents in the western part of the Ward will be among the first to have their unwanted items collected. Residents in Anstead, Bellbowrie, Chuwar, Karana Downs, Kholo, Lake Manchester, Moggill, Mount Crosby and Pinjarra Hills will be advised of their collection date, expected to be in late July.