Upgrading community facilities

Councillor Hermann Vorster believes local kids, sporting clubs and community groups deserve the best facilities. He has secured vital funding to upgrade fields, improve club houses and renovate popular parks. His approach makes the most of our open space: lifting amenity, improving safety and attracting family events.

Recent highlights

  • Partnered with CBDRobina to establish the Robina Community Gardens off Cheltenham Drive.
  • Installed new field lighting at Robina Common to support the two-fold expansion of players at Robina City Soccer Club.
  • Installed lighting throughout the Robina Common car park to improve pedestrian safety and deter anti-social behavior.
  • Constructed a permanent stage on the Varsity Promenade to support the delivery of more events, more often at a lower cost.
  • Delivered a free outdoor gym at Central Park with substantial shade, nighttime lighting, a refurbished basketball court and safety cameras.
  • Delivered significant upgrades at Frascott Park including: a doubling of car parking; a lit pedestrian corridor; seven CCTV cameras; a basketball court refurbishment; new picnic shelters; additional seating; more shade trees and new foot paths.
  • Addressed longstanding drainage problems in the large dog enclosure at the Frascott Park off leash dog enclosure.
  • Funded new slip resistant floor coverings and energy saving initiatives at Sports House to improve safety and running costs.
  • Revived the divisional Christmas Carols; introduced Easter at Frascott; presented live music and food trucks on the Varsity Lake Foreshore Parklands; secured funding for Symphony by the Lake; launched New Years celebrations; and four annual Movies under the Stars.
  • Funded earthworks at Robina Lions Club Park to address drainage issues and water inundation of the playground area.
  • Refurbished and replaced dilapidated playgrounds throughout Varsity Sound.
  • Upgraded Bayswater Reserve to lift amenity, increase the amount of enjoyable open space and deter anti-social behaviour.
  • Installed new drinking fountains and water bottle refilling stations at Varsity College junior campus oval and Robina Common.
  • Delivered clubhouse upgrades at Robina City Soccer Club including improved kitchen ventilation, security screens and a shade sail.
  • Secured funding to rebuild the flood prone playing diamond at the Robina Braves Baseball Club.
  • Co-funded construction of a new memorial path at Elsie Laver Park to support Mudgeeraba Robina RSL Sub-branch Inc.
  • Renovated walkway gardens linking Hindmarsh Court to Kidman Street.

More in this year's budget

Our community centres, parks and playgrounds get another major boost in this year’s City Budget.