Petitions | Brisbane City Council

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 $3 million was allocated for works in 2010-11 and 2011-12 however, that funding was withdrawn to prioritise flood recovery projects across the city.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.

Council response

Thank you for your petition requesting Council upgrade the Brighton Foreshore, including Brighton Park and Decker Park, as originally planned in 2005.

Council has completed investigations and considered your requests. It was decided that the petitioners be advised of the following information.

A high-level concept plan was undertaken in 2010 for the development and planning of upgrades to the Brighton Foreshore. Unfortunately, due to the 2011 floods, funding for this upgrade was redirected to flood recovery work. Council has since upgraded Decker Park with the inclusion of play elements suitable for children of all abilities and addressed the deterioration of assets within the playground. Works on new bikeway lights at Decker Park, a new full-size basketball court and ageing light poles being painted and/or replaced commenced in July 2018.

Existing foreshore pedestrian lighting has been upgraded from Decker Park to Nineteenth Avenue. Further upgrades of foreshore lighting is a rolling program of work to be completed over the next four  years. 

The replacement of old park bollards with new recycled plastic bollards is due for completion by June 2019. Council will consider the need for additional amenities between the Sandgate Pool and Decker Park in consultation with the community and the local Councillor.

Thank you for raising these matters.