Noosa Mayor Noel Playford said his budget would be a
Noosa Mayor Noel Playford said his budget would be a "legacy budget" for the region. Geoff Potter

Playford presents ‘legacy’ budget for Noosa

NOOSA Mayor Noel Playford has presented a draft Noosa budget including a $4.7 million "missing link" for the hinterland road network.

"This is my last budget and therefore a legacy budget for me," Cr Playford said.

"It delivers on a commitment I made prior to the election, while a new Financial Sustainability Policy promises to help keep council's finances in good shape long term."


If adopted the budget provides $4.7 million to seal the full 4km gravel stretch of Dr Pages Rd and part of Kinmond Creek Rd at Cootharaba, in a project set to boost hinterland tourism.

"This has been on the table for more than 20 years and when I stood for mayor at the time of de-amalgamation I promised the community I'd prioritise it," Cr Playford said.

Cr Playford described the budget as a "triumph" for staff.

"That exercise has freed up over a million dollars to be spent on a host of brand new initiatives," Cr Playford said.

The budget vote is June 29.