Budget 2023-24

Read the Enoggera Ward Budget 2023-24 newsletter (PDF 2.2MB) July 2023


Investing in new drainage infrastructure

I have always been committed to improving drainage infrastructure and have consistently delivered extensive new drainage upgrades in our area, however there is always more to do. Following the devastating floods in 2022, I have advocated for more funding to address how waterways in Enoggera Ward impact flood outcomes.

The 2023-24 Budget includes $500,000 for an Enoggera Creek Drainage Plan. This will fund design work to inform investment and drainage projects that improve flood immunity for residential properties around Enoggera Creek.

I also secured funding to complete two large drainage projects for our community. This includes $723,000 to complete the final stage of drainage works on Grays Road, Gaythorne. These crucial works will reduce flooding for properties in the overland flow path.

The Venus Street, Ashgrove drainage project has also been funded. $1,578,000 of new works will continue the project started last financial year to improve drainage outcomes for residences from Venus Street, down through Frasers Road, and around Dorrington Park.

Improving our transport network

Having a modern transport system that gets people home sooner and safer is fundamental to the Schrinner Council. That is why the 2023-24 Budget includes $1.9 billion for better transport across Brisbane with new projects for roads, public transport and pedestrian and cycleways.

This year there is a planning focus on the main Council roads for the inner north. There will be the launch of the Bowen Bridge Road Corridor Improvement Planning Study, more work to improve Kelvin Grove Road, and new planning for works on Newmarket Road. A $226,000 Major Traffic Improvement upgrade has been funded for Kelvin Grove Road at the intersection of Lower Clifton Terrace. The 2023-24 Budget has also funded significant upgrades to Bowen Bridge Road. This includes $362,000 at Campbell Street and O’Connell Terrace, and half a million dollars near Herston Road and Gilchrist Avenue. This $870,000 investment in key transport corridors will make trips to and from our community even better.

This year will see a focus on Wilston Road, Newmarket; Osborne Road, Mitchelton; and Shand Street, Enoggera. Wilston Road has been a focus for some time. It is complicated as the road intersects with the State Government owned open level crossing, which continues to cause safety concerns. Further north, Wilston Road residents have raised concerns about the volume and speed of traffic on their streets. To address this, I have secured a $119,000 Suburban Corridor Modernisation project for Wilston Road. This project includes investigation and design works to inform improvements, corridor enhancements, and traffic calming projects to moderate vehicle speeds and enhance safety.

Osborne Road and Sussex Street will also see improvements, with consultation ongoing, and Shand Street will have a review and an operational upgrade to the Shand Street intersection.

Even better local parks

The 2023-24 Budget includes some fantastic park upgrades in our local area. This includes a new turf wicket for Ashgrove Cricket Club at Enoggera Memorial Park, Enoggera, and new synthetic grass pitches for Valley District Cricket Club at McConaghy Park, Mitchelton.

Council is also investigating how to improve the Newmarket dog off leash area at Sedgley Park, and Willmington Park in Alderley will see several improvements including upgraded playground equipment, better shelters and shade, and new footpaths for pedestrians and cyclists. New playground equipment will be installed at Kinnen Street Park in Enoggera, and Council is looking at upgrades to Heiner Park, Keperra. This includes investigating the viability of a new footpath around the circumference of the park.

Following significant investigation, remediation works will occur at Windsor Park. This means we will be able to build the Windsor dog off leash area. The Windsor Town Quarry Park will also receive upgrades including a new shelter and footpaths.

More funding for community events

I continue to advocate for Enoggera Ward businesses and community groups to ensure they receive funding to make our area even better. Many local festivals were funded through the 2023-24 Budget, including:

  • Blackwood Street Halloween Festival
  • Mitchelton Carols in the Park
  • Northey Street City Farm Winter Solstice Festival
  • Wilston Village Christmas Festival
  • Rotary Carols by Candlelight in Dorrington Park, and more.

Hundreds of events and festivals across Brisbane will have their permit fees radically reduced or cut all together in 2023-24. Council is improving the way events are regulated in Brisbane with the creation of the Events Local Law 2022 (commencing 30 June 2023). For more information, contact Council’s Business Hotline on 133 263.

Supporting clubs and community groups

The 2023-24 Budget includes funding for clubs to receive $50,000 to help with flood resilience. This includes for flood recovery works, and to improve facilities at:

  • Brisbane City Football Club
  • Brisbane Institute of Art Inc
  • Brisbane Women’s Hockey Association
  • Downey Park Netball Association
  • Newmarket Bocce Club
  • Newmarket Soccer Football Club
  • Northey St City Farm Association
  • Vintage Speedcar Association Queensland
  • Wests Mitchelton Rugby League Football Club
  • Windsor Croquet Club
  • Windsor Royals Sports Club

Safer access to local schools

I am committed to improving infrastructure to make it safer and easier for students and carers to travel to school. As part of the 2023-24 Budget, I secured funding for a number of local upgrades including:

Mitchelton State School and Mitchelton State High
Pedestrian upgrades to Turnbull Street

Newmarket State School
Upgraded footpath on Gosman Street, Kate Street, Enoggera Road

Oakleigh State School and Marist College Ashgrove
Upgraded loading zone for Ashbourne Street, repairs and upgrades to Mirrabooka Road pedestrian bridge

Wilston State School and St Columba’s Primary School
Pedestrian build outs for Heather Street and Vale Street, new footpath for Carberry Street

Windsor State School and Arethusa College Windsor
Design and investigation to improve Harris Street, footpath upgrade for Lutwyche Road

Kedron Brook Bikeway update

In the 2023-24 Budget, more than $26 million in funding has been allocated to build and expand Brisbane’s active transport network, not including Council’s investment in Green Bridges.

A new bridge from Leyton Street to Wolverhampton Street will provide a brand new, long-term, flood resilient Kedron Brook crossing for our community. This key bridge in Stafford has been funded in the 2023-24 Budget, and works are set to commence toward the end of the financial year. This will be a major improvement for our community’s bikeways, for both transport and recreation.

The existing creek crossing near Wolverhampton Street was destroyed in the flood event last year. Council have reconnected the bikeway, and continue to fund improvement works.

To find the most up to date information on works as they progress visit Council’s website.

Road resurfacing

  • Douglas Street, Enoggera
    Including new kerb and channel
  • Lyons Terrace, Windsor
  • McDonald Road, Windsor
  • Pickering Street, Enoggera/Gaythorne
  • Roblane Street, Windsor
  • Shirdon Street, Mitchelton
  • Stark Street, Ashgrove
  • Sussex Street, Mitchelton
  • Burwood Road, Everton Park

Brisbane citywide projects funded

Find out more about the 2023-24 Budget on Council’s website, including:

  • $80 million to ease cost of living pressures
  • $1.9 billion invested in the transport network
  • $3.7 billion for even better suburbs
  • Annual Plan and Budget documents
  • Lord Mayor’s 2023-24 Budget speech
  • Links to previous budgets