Better parks and facilities

Councillor Hermann Vorster believes local kids, sporting clubs and community groups deserve the best facilities. His approach makes the most of our open space: lifting amenity, improving safety and attracting family events.

His priorities include:

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More amenities

Upgrade and construct new toilets near major playgrounds. And lobby for vandal-proof soap dispensers in all suburban public toilets.

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Better lighting

Install more lighting in busy parks and along popular recreational walks.

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Better playgrounds

Renovate more parks with new playgrounds, shade and water stations

Hermann’s track record

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Robina City Parklands

Secured $15 million for a new destination parkland opposite cBus Super Stadium including playgrounds, events space, nature walks, function space, etc.

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Rescued 5.5ha of open space

Negotiated to secure 5.5 hectares of developable land as public open space.

“Robina councillor Hermann Vorster said negotiations had been ongoing with the developer for more than a year.”

“What we have done here is rescue 5.5ha of prime land from future development,” he said.”

“This unprecedented result means thousands upon thousands of locals will now have more open space.”

Robina City Parkland: Developer hands over highly valuable land to create larger park

28 January 2020, Gold Coast Bulletin

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Frascott Park revitalisation

Delivered significant upgrades including: more car parking, pathway lighting safety cameras, refurbished courts, new picnic shelters, additional seating, shade trees, footpaths and the largest playground of its type in Australia.

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Community sport at Varsity Central Park

Transformed Varsity Central Park with an outdoor gym, all-weather multipurpose courts, a lit basketball court, water stations, new turf and full irrigation system.

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Major upgrades for Robina City Soccer Club

Installed new field lighting at Robina Common to support the two-fold expansion of players at Robina City Soccer Club. And delivered clubhouse upgrades including improved kitchen ventilation, security screens and a shade sail.

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New community events

Constructed a permanent stage on the Varsity Promenade to support the delivery of more events at a lower cost.

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.

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New War memorials

Co-funded a commemorative path and delivered electrical upgrades at Elsie Laver Park. And constructed three new memorials at Lone Pine Park, Robina State High School and Varsity College Senior Campus.

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Sports House upgrades

Funded new slip resistant floor coverings and energy saving initiatives at Sports House to improve safety and running costs.

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New community garden

Partnered with CBDRobina to deliver a new community garden free to residents.

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Playground renovations

Upgraded playgrounds at Robina Common, Kuring Gai Park, Lantau Crescent Park, Varsity Lakes Wetland Reserve, Palma Crescent Park, and Varsity Lakes Foreshore Parklands.

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More shade sails

Funded new shade sails at Varsity Lakes Foreshore Parklands, Lake Orr Reserve, Azzurra Drive Park, and Frascott Park.

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New water refill stations

Installed new water bottle refill stations at Robina Common, Varsity Central Park, Varsity Foreshore Parklands, Frascott Park, Varsity College Junior Campus, and Lake Orr Reserve.

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Drainage improvements

Addressed longstanding drainage problems in the large dog enclosure at the Frascott Park off leash dog enclosure.

Funded earthworks at Robina Lions Club Park to address drainage issues and water inundation of the playground area.

Secured funding to rebuild the flood prone playing diamond at the Robina Braves Baseball Club.

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New public toilets

Secured funding for new public toilets at Cheltenham Oval Park, Varsity Foreshore Parklands, and Robina City Parklands.