VIDEO: Glenlee Park plans finally revealed by council
CAELAN Hall is counting down the weeks until he can ride his bike on a new BMX track.
The track is part of the Glenlee Master Plan which was shown to residents at a community meeting yesterday.
Livingstone Shire Council held meetings at both Glenlee Park and Olive Estate to outline timeframes for the roll-out of parkland and playground master-plans for each community.
Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council allocated $100,000 towards the Glenlee Park Master-plan in it's 2015/16 Budget before applying for and securing a further $100,000 under the State Government's Get Playing Places and Spaces funding programme.
The Glenlee Master Plan became a hot issue in the community after 11-year-old Caelan wrote to council asking for facilities, such as a BMX track, to be built so he and his friends could use them.
Caelan's mum, Tracey Pike, said there wasn't much to do in the area for kids, so they were over the moon that plans were underway.
Cr Ludwig said securing the funding was a fantastic outcome for Glenlee residents which they now wanted to also achieve for Olive Estate residents.
"In Glenlee the money already secured will be spent on a "Pocket Park BMX Track", multi-use sports oval, upgraded tennis courts, new cricket nets, new playground equipment and barbecue facilities, along with walking paths, landscaping and car park upgrades," Cr Ludwig said.
"Construction on the first stage of the Glenlee Park master-plan will get underway in April and Council is now preparing the funding submissions and is preparing to advance the master-plan for Olive Estate."
Multi-use sports oval
Upgraded tennis courts
New cricket nets
New playground equipment