Our local budget

Initiatives in the Division 11 Local Area Works Budget 2019-20 and projects in the City Budget 2019-20 Capital Works Program delivers for Robina, Varsity Lakes and Burleigh Waters. It tackles crime, fixes roads, improves parks and helps the environment.

Tough action on crime

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.

Lake Lomandra Park lighting improvements

Lake Lomandra Park lighting improvements

Riverwalk safety camera network

Palma Crescent Park safety cameras

“Everyone deserves to feel safe in their home — and in their own neighborhood.

This budget adds to record investment in CCTV by expanding our fleet of relocatable cameras.

New cameras will target hoons on our roads, and creeps hanging around bus stops.

That brings our total fleet to 57, all since my election only three years ago.

It honors my commitment to zero tolerance for all types of crime in our community.”

Councillor Hermann Vorster

Tackling congestion and pedestrian safety

“A growing population means more jobs and greater prosperity. But it is a serious risk to our lifestyle.

This budget builds on major road projects delivered in the three 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

Cheltenham Dr pedestrian crossing^

Christine Ave pedestrian crossing^

Laver Dr pedestrian crossing^

Robina State High School pedestrian crossing

Laver Dr and Robina Town Centre Dr intersection^

Scottsdale Dr and Robina Town Centre Dr intersection^

Robina Common intersection^

Silvabank Dr and Christine Ave

Kerrydale Park footpath network planning

Olympus Dr footpath

Dress Circle footpath

Varsity Community Centre car parking^

Speed Awareness Devices (2)

Glenside Dr street lighting

Robina Village pedestrian lighting

^Funding covers design and early works.

Road reseal and reconstruction program

Automall roundabout

Lowood Crt roundabout

Varsity College carpark

Dandenong Tce

Firestone Crt

Flora Cl

Kallista Cl

Macedon Cl

Mattocks Rd

Flora Cl

Kallista Cl

North Shore Ave

Wattle St

Willow St

New parklands and playground upgrades

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.

“With a growing population and limited open space, it is vital we make the most of our existing community assets.

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*

Varsity Central Park Irrigation

Robina Common playground renewal*

Kuring Gai Park playground renewal*

Varsity Wetland Reserve playground renewal*

Frascott Park playground shade sail

Frascott Park shade trees

Lake Orr Reserve jetty renewal*

Lake Orr Reserve playground shade sail

Lake Orr Reserve water refill station

Varsity Foreshore Parklands toilet*

Varsity Foreshore Parklands shade sail*

Azzura Drive Park playground shade sail

Azzura Drive Park water refill station

Azzura Drive Park picnic setting upgrades

New park gates

Divisional Donations

Division 11 Community Co-working Space

Active & Healthy

Robina Library Renovations*

Events calendar

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

Autumn Time Eats

NYE Celebrations

Army Band concerts

Robina SS Christmas Fair

Christmas Carols

Easter at Frascott

Town Hall meetings

Movies in the Park

Springtime Eats

“When Council does a better job at caring for public property — residents take more pride in their own.

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

Beautification and maintenance

Division 11 is a beautiful, highly vegetated area. But it has been let down by some sore spots. While service standards have improved greatly, many pockets in the community require intensive remediation.

Minor parks and gardens works

Minor roads and drainage works

Robina Parkway landscaping

Campelles Ave restoration

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

Project: Sustainable Youth

“Our quality of life depends on the health of our natural areas — our wetlands, nature reserves and waterways.

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.

Councillor Hermann Vorster

Interactive budget map

The Division 11 Local Area Works Budget 2019-20 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.

*Included in City Budget 2019-20 from ‘whole of city’ funds. ^Funding covers design and early works only.

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