Tour de Glenlyon Rd
CYCLISTS will benefit from the Gladstone Regional Council 2010/11 Budget with money for extending the cycle lane on Glenlyon Road.
For infrastructure services, council has provided $21 million to develop, upgrade and maintain roads in the region, $1.6 million for a flood-mitigation project at the Philip Street/Glenlyon Road roundabout, $4.2 million for construction of trunk delivery mains servicing Tannum Sands and Benaraby and $395,000 for a new water treatment plant at Bororen.
Portfolio spokesman councillor Matt Burnett said the challenge for council in handing down its 2010/1 budget was finding a balance between current and future infrastructure needs.
“Council has an enormous responsibility to residents to construct, maintain and operate road, water, drainage and sewerage networks across the region,” he said.
Road works scheduled include gravel resheeting and bitumen sealing, pavement rehabilitation, intersection upgrades, additional street lighting and signage.
An additional $4 million would be spent on flood damage work.
Cr Burnett said council would begin the Tigalee Creek Detention Basin project along Glenlyon Road in the coming months.
He said residents would benefit from the project which was designed to decrease the velocity along the creek and through structures to enhance pedestrian and vehicular safety, as well as reducing erosion and sedimentation in the area.
Cr Burnett said it was identified in council’s 2008 Auckland Creek Flood Study Report.