A $600,000 project to better connect residents on Tamborine Mountain is underway thanks to the Morrison Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) fund.
Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz joined Mayor Christensen and Cr Jeff McConnell to inspect the works that were currently underway.
“Here in the Scenic Rim, we’re seeing the benefits of our economic stimulus plan through better roads, footpaths and community infrastructure.
“The Holt Road connection project, is building some 470 metres of new footpath, to better connect the Tamborine Mountain State High with local amenities.
“This is about ensuring local residents, particularly school students have a safe way to walk to and from school, off Holt Road,” Mr Buchholz said.
Mayor of the Scenic Rim, Greg Christensen said the LRCI had enabled Council to get on with small scale works across the region.
“COVID-19 has not discriminated and all levels of government, business and the community have had to adapt and make necessary changes.
“We are no different here in the Scenic Rim and our focus has been on delivering our works program. The Australian Government’s stimulus is helping us get on with doing just that.
“This connection project alone is supporting five local jobs,” Mayor Christiansen said.
Local Councillor, Jeff McConnell said the Holt Road connection was a “critical missing link” that would enhance safety.
“We know students and residents use this section of road to walk to and from school, the shops and of course the local park.
“There is a slight bend and hill here and that makes it even more dangerous to be using the roadway, so this footpath connection is welcome,” Cr McConnell said.
Mr Buchholz said the LRCI is a $1.5 billion program of works, supporting jobs and local governments across Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.