Upgrade Brighton Foreshore

Principal Petitioner Jared Cassidy, Sandgate
Date Closed Sun, 20 May 2018 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 238 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of the Lord Mayor the need to budget for an upgrade of the Brighton Foreshore. In 2005, Council developed plans for an upgrade of Brighton Park, Decker Park and the Brighton Foreshore. $3 million was allocated for works in 2010-11 and 2011-12 however, that funding was withdrawn to prioritise flood recovery projects across the city. This work has been complete for some time and the Brighton Foreshore project remains in limbo. Brisbane’s unique landscape sees residents enjoy mountains in the west through ecologically significant creek catchments and wetlands in the north and east, and the foreshore areas at Brighton / Sandgate / Shorncliffe. This area attracts thousands of visitors and while facilities in Shorncliffe and Sandgate have been upgraded in recent times, the Brighton Foreshore continues to be overlooked. Paths are narrow, dangerous and old. Light poles and railings are rusty and there are very limited seating and picnic facilities, and no toilets between the Sandgate Pool and Decker Park. All Brisbane residents are able to enjoy direct access to Moreton Bay through our foreshore areas, and the residents of Brisbane should have access to the best possible facilities including expanded beach areas, more picnic facilities, wider paths and amenities.

Your petitioners therefore request Brisbane City Council complete the long overdue upgrade of the Brighton Foreshore including Decker Park and Brighton Park as originally planned from 2005 onward.

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