Our local budget
Action against thugs and hoons
Division 11 boasts the most significant CCTV deployment in suburban Gold Coast, deterring anti-social behavior and leading to real arrests. The network will receive an added boost with a fleet of relocatable cameras targeting hoons.
Hoon and thug CCTV
Robina Common CCTV expansion
This budget adds to record investment in CCTV by expanding our fleet of relocatable cameras.
Five new cameras will target hoons on our roads, and creeps in our parks.
That brings our total fleet to 35, all since my election only two years ago.
It honors my commitment to zero tolerance for all types of crime in our community.” Councillor Hermann Vorster
Fixing roads and intersections
This budget builds on major road projects delivered in the last two years and will help ease worsening congestion around Robina Town Centre, the M1 and our Health Precinct.
Design work will make overdue projects ‘shovel ready’ and assist me to better pressure local developers.
We do not live in Western Sydney. So our roads shouldn’t feel like it.” Councillor Hermann Vorster
Christine Avenue reconstruction*
Classic Way reconstruction*
Disability Access Mattocks Rd and Bridgewater Ave*
'Rocket' intersection upgrade design*
Robina Parkway and Laver Drive upgrade*
Brier Crescent reconstruction*
Bus stop upgrades*
Disability Access Regensberg Close to Warbler Parade*
Robina Town Centre Dr and Scottsdale Dr upgrade design*
Ron Penhaligon Way guardrail renewal*
Flora Close reconstruction*
Ficus Street reconstruction*
Upgrading community facilities
The Division 11 Local Area Works Budget 2018-19 continues to invest in our outdoor lifestyle. Funds will renovate existing facilities and deliver new facilities in suburban parks. Volunteers are rewarded with a generous donations program and recognition at the biennial Community Hero Awards.
This budget refurbishes ageing equipment, relocates assets where they will be better used, and invests in new facilities in vacant parks.
It also funds new active and healthy programs and water refill stations, to give more people, more opportunity to enjoy our great outdoors.
And there is another big boost for Frascott Park — and a grants program to support our P&Cs, veterans and service clubs.” Councillor Hermann Vorster
Robina City Parklands*
Robina Library Renovations*
Frascott Park Upgrades
Frascott Park Playground Renewal*
Varsity Community Centre Renovations*
New community sailing boats for Lake Orr
Varsity Foreshore Parklands Playground
New public toilets at Cheltenham Oval*
Robina Common Basketball Renovations
Water Refill Stations
Varsity Central Park Irrigation investigation
Division 11 Community Co-working Space
Active & Healthy
Community Hero Awards
Lake Orr Pontoon*
A yearlong events calendar will help lift community pride. Marquee events will be bigger and better. And smaller, regular events will inject more vibrancy and atmosphere in our commercial centres. Partnerships with schools, churches and service clubs mean bigger events at a lower cost to ratepayers.
Anzac Day Commemorations
Easter at Frascott
Movies under the Stars
Varsity Promenade Sunday Sessions
Autumn Time Eats
Varsity Summer Fair
Robina SS Christmas Fair
Town Hall meetings
These targeted renewal projects address sore points that detract from otherwise beautiful areas.
They are intended to restore the prestige with which Robina and Varsity Lakes were originally marketed.” Councillor Hermann Vorster
Tackling long term neglect
Division 11 is a beautiful, highly vegetated area. But it has been let down by lacklustre maintenance. While service standards have improved greatly, many pockets in the community require intensive remediation.
Markeri Street streetscape (asbestos removal)*
Newport Park renovations
Park Hill Estate landscaping
Gabriel's Park renovation
Robina Lions Club Park car park
Frascott Walkway beautification
Varsity Waters streetscaping
Restoring our environment
Caring for our local environment requires buy-in from everyone: schools, locals and Council. Divisional initiatives multiply the work of volunteers to make the biggest possible impact at the lowest possible cost to ratepayers.
NaurallyGC & Community plantings
Community clean ups
Fifty-thousand Bass for West Lake
Pest fishing competitions
This budget turbocharges local environmentalists, funding tree plantings, restoration works and litter pick-ups.
It also leverages the benefit of fishing by targeting pest species through competition.
Anglers and our ecosystem will benefit with 50,000 Australian Bass set for West Lake.
Renowned photographer Steve Parish will be invited to motivate the next generation to connect with our local environment.” Councillor Hermann Vorster
Interactive budget map
The Division 11 Local Area Works Budget 2018-19 lifts amenity and boosts safety right across the community. This interactive map shows where our investment is focused. Many initiatives — our investment in relocatable CCTV, for example — delivers benefits right across the community.