‘Liveability Fund’ Backs Suttons Beach Pavilion and Key Community Projects

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Photo credit: Suttons Beach Pavilion/Google Maps

The Suttons Beach Pavilion in Redcliffe will undergo a comprehensive $19 million redevelopment funded through the SEQ City Deal Liveability Fund. 

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The Suttons Pavilion overhaul involves full demolition and rebuilding of the outdated facilities. Out of the total $19 million cost, around $11.33 million will come from the Liveability Fund, with Council and the State Government making up the balance.

The project headlines five key community upgrades approved under the Liveability Fund worth $45.53 million. 

Photo credit: Suttons Beach Pavilion/Google Maps 

The overhaul will transform the outdated pavilion into an attractive, functional community venue to serve Redcliffe residents and visitors.

Meanwhile, other projects backed by the deal include new recreational spaces at Centenary Lakes, active transport improvements connecting Bongaree and Woorim on Bribie Island, and public amenity upgrades at The Mill precinct in Petrie.

The Mill (Photo credit: Abu Sayeed/Google Maps) 

Centenary Lakes will receive almost $20 million for an all-abilities playground and zero-depth splash park, along with active transport upgrades at Morayfield Road and a new shared pathway along Esme Ave, as part of the Centenary Lakes Activation. 

Bribie Island locals and visitors will benefit from a range of projects connecting the west and eastern sides of the island, including upgrades to the Bongaree Jetty, on-road cycle lanes, a footpath upgrade, as well as an accessible changing places facility at Woorim. The Mill precinct at Petrie will be upgraded to include new paths and toilets, along with landscaping and carparking. 

Council states the package will create a long-term legacy benefiting current and future generations across Moreton Bay’s rapidly growing population. The SEQ City Deal allows a coordinated approach between different levels of government to deliver key upgrades like these. 

A council spokeswoman said the funding, together with a $15 million investment by Council, will enhance lifestyle amenities for residents and visitors. She stated that as the Moreton Bay area continues rapid growth, these projects will help retain liveability, affordability and prosperity.

Bongaree Jetty (Photo credit: Christine Meredith/Google Maps)

Queensland State Development and Infrastructure Minister Grace Grace said the SEQ Liveability Fund will give communities like Moreton Bay the opportunity to create better places to live through access to more open spaces, infrastructure that complements new housing or projects that support health and wellbeing.

“It’s great to see councils’ responses to this opportunity to boost local community and sport engagement in the lead-up to Brisbane 2032 and beyond.”

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The Southeast Queensland Liveability Fund is an integral initiative under the larger $1.8 billion SEQ City Deal agreement made between the Australian Government, Queensland Government, and the Council of Mayors for the region to collectively finance development projects.

Published 19-February-2024