Page 18 - Sandgate Guide October Issue
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A WORD FROM OUR REPRESENTATIVES
 Cr Jared Cassidy
 Stirling Hinchliffe MP
  It’s only days to go until the Sandgate Youth Festival. It will be live- streamed from the Sandgate Town Hall on Saturday 10 October from 6 to 9pm. Check out the details on the Facebook page – Sandgate Youth Festival.
Despite COVID-19 restrictions, it was great to see our local suburbs enjoy some free entertainment as part of the Brisbane Festival Street Serenades program. Each suburb had a surprise mini- concert in their local park. Some of the great acts were The Dreggs, The Australian Voices, Melissa Western, The Little Red Company and Pink Matter. I hope you were lucky enough to catch one of these acts in your neck of the woods.
Works have now been completed on the new basketball court at Mulbeam Park. It’s a great addition to this fantastic local park. I’m excited to have also signed off on some more park upgrade projects in the Deagon Ward, including tree planting and a shelter shed installation at Deagon Sportsground to provide shade for the skate park, and installation of a toilet block in O’Callaghan Park, adjacent to the Zillmere PCYC. Council will also progress designs for a new carpark at Curlew Park, near the canoe ramp.
Our community sporting groups in the Sandgate electorate and across the Sunshine State had a difficult 2020. Groups who have relied on the hard work and dedication of local volunteers and the small revenues from canteens, merchandise
and registration fees, were impacted when these either stopped or fell during the pandemic.
To help these clubs get back on their feet, the Queensland Government launched the COVIDSafe Active Club Kickstart program, which has provided $2,000 grants to sports or active recreational organisations. This has seen groups restart opportunities for physical activity. The $66,000 allocated to 33 groups saw most groups within our local community using the grants to offset operational, maintenance or cleaning costs. Some clubs, including the Brighton Roosters Junior Rugby League Club, Sandgate- Redcliffe Cricket Club, the Scouts, and others, were able to purchase new equipment with the grant.
If you’re involved in community sports or recreational organisations, your club will likely benefit from the Palaszczuk Government’s COVIDSafe Active Clubs Kickstart Grants program.
   Cr Sandy Landers
Detailed design of the Hoyland Street Upgrade is complete with construction works set to begin in early 2021. This is a crucial east- west arterial road that connects Bald Hills and Bracken Ridge through to Sandgate. This $12 million investment forms part
to four lanes. Motorists will enjoy reduced travel times during peak periods and it will increase accessibility to active transport options on Hoyland Street. Additionally, there will be improved safety for road users, pedestrians and cyclists, with the installation of approximately 800m of guard rail and upgrading to LED street lighting. For further information on this project, contact the Project Team on 1800 884 681.
Hoyland Street is one of many congestion- busting projects in Bracken Ridge Ward with Beams Road and Norris Road also set for upgrades. The Norris and Barbour Roads roundabout has also been funded for upgrading. For up-to-date information on these projects, follow me via Facebook/Cr.Sandy.Landers.
  of a $500 million partnership with the Federal Government, working on getting you home quicker and safer.
This project will focus on widening a 900m strip of the existing roadway, taking the full corridor
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