Issues of concern to the local people
In the lead up to the local government elections, in March, there were a few key issues concerning Pacific Pines residents safety, facilities for young people, and the spirit of the suburb. I've very deliberately sought to pursue outcomes in these areas, through a variety of projects and advocacy efforts. Some are still in train, and others are yet to come
Safety - CCTV sports clubs
I have allocated funding to sports and community groups to install CCTV systems at their clubhouses. These are multi-camera installations, they are cost-efficient, provide alerts to the club personnel, and have recording systems. I will continue to offer this benefit to clubs in our area.
Safety Pedestrian facilities
Funds have been allocated for projects in Pitcairn Way, Matthews Drive, and Gaven arterial.
A major project ($190,000) has been scoped for pedestrian improvements on Binstead Way between Pitcairn and Greenway Boulevard.
A major project has been scoped ($200,000) for works on Pacific Pines Boulevard connecting Galapagos to Glade Drive.
Brockman oval Funds have been allocated for two safety fences to be installed to restrict the potential for motorbikes to enter the field.
Pacific Pines Primary funds have been allocated for the installation of bollards and other treatments to improve safety in the carpark and adjacent road area.
Flooded Gum Park Solar lighting is to be installed at the dog exercise area.
Santa Isobel/Archipelago funds have been allocated to commence work on improving pedestrian access across the intersection.
$40,000 has been allocated for the Active and Healthy program (throughout the Division), providing a huge range of affordable and free activities for little kids, big kids and adults of all ages
$15,000 was allocated for the fabulous Winterfest
$20,000 for the Christmas in the Park
Funds have also been provided to support the Pacific Pines Primary and Jubilee Primary Fetes, events at the AFL, football (soccer) and netball clubs, and to organisations providing opportunities for youth including the Air League, the primary and high schools, Kiwanis and the Residents Group
We'll eventually get good weather for a movie or two in our parks as well!
Anyway, here we are just before Christmas, and my main message is to say thank you for the privilege to be your representative, thank you for your suggestions, complaints, ideas and encouragement, and finally, to wish you all a hugely wonderful and safe Christmas. I look forward to working with you in 2017.
Cr Peter YoungDivision 5 Representative
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PO Box 3918, Robina Town Centre,
Gold Coast 4230
07 5578 7184