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Division 9 News

August 2020

Cr Tozer (right) with Sculptor Ivan Lovatt (left) with one of his latest wire representations.

Cr Tozer (right) with Sculptor Ivan
Lovatt (left)and one of his latest
wire representations.


In September, we’re bringing the decades-popular coastal tourism event Swell Sculpture Festival out west to Mudgeeraba.

#WesterlySWELL will involve the display of five nationally renowned sculptors’ work in the Village Green, right in the heart of Mudgeeraba, from 1-20 September. We’re hoping this partnership will attract people from all over the city and beyond to Mudgeeraba and the Hinterland, to enjoy dining in our restaurants and our unique village atmosphere.

While the economic impact will be carefully measured, we’re also excited to continue growing our cultural program in the hinterland, building on the success of the d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards, Somerset Storyfest, the annual Mudgeeraba Agricultural Show and Summertime Sessions in the Village. We hope you can join us!

Peter Mills Park playground
Peter Mills Park playground

Nature play playground
at Peter Mills Park

Peter Mills Park Opening

Stage 2 of the Peter Mills Park project in Gilston is funded and now being scheduled, with shade structures over the play area, bench seats, and garden improvements to better separate the road from the park area being considered inside the available budget. Locals have expressed such positive feedback about this park, with families clearly enjoying this long-overdue facility. The flying fox has been the favourite of many but we’d love to hear your thoughts on your favourite feature and recommended improvements for upcoming stages.


Mudgeeraba Show Society

The Mudgeeraba Show Society has embarked on an ambitious 20-year plan called Towards 2040. The plan outlines aspirations for the Showgrounds precinct, growing and developing the skills and talents of their volunteers, and enabling the Society to be the very best event managers they can be.

Recently, the Mudgeeraba Show Society met with Cr Tozer, the Mayor and key City staff to talk about a new multi-year agreement to provide certainty to the Show about their bold future plans. The Digital City fibre project has been approved for roll-out to the Showgrounds, funded by Division 9 Local Area Works funding, ensuring the very best capability for CCTV and Wi-Fi on the premises.

The future looks exciting for the Mudgeeraba Show and the Showgrounds precinct. Maybe it’s time you considered volunteering with the great team down there?

NaturallyGC at home program

Photo of a fern plant

Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19, the NaturallyGC program is now running online. This new online program offers many of your favourite workshops, activities and ideas to help keep you and your family connected to the environment.

You can find the revised program NaturallyGC at home by visiting

Active & Healthy

Our new Active & Healthy program kicked off last month! Our divisional budget subsidises this program by about $300 per week over the year, enabling local families to get involved for free or at a reduced cost. This helps families and residents stay fit and healthy, which can reduce the need for health services in our community, and improves the quality of life for lots of people. Visit to find out more. 

Pacific View Estate

One of the largest residential development projects the city has ever seen has recently filed a development application having previously received State Government preliminary approval.

Pacific View Estate in Worongary has lodged paperwork for the first six stages of the project, including an educational precinct, more than 300 home sites, and several new recreational parks. Features of the development include dedicated bike lanes and pathways along primary roads, and every home site within 400 metres of a local park.

The masterplanned residential community is over 342 hectares, nestled into the valley from Hinkler Drive adjacent to the M1, up to the ridge lines alongside Gilston and Tallai.

City Officers will now assess this application, reconciling it against the approval issued by the State Government, and make a recommendation to Councillors in due course. It is considered code-assessable because of the application's consistency with the City Plan and the preliminary approval already issued by the State Government.

Please contact my office if you’d like more information about the project.

Pacific View Estate recreational facilities.

High quality parks and recreational facilities

Pacific View Estate nature based playground.

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