Thank you, Madam Chair.
Yes I rise to also enter the debate and I want to echo Councillor Mclachlan's comments about the Field Services being the unsung heroes. They did a very large project in my ward on Hellawell Road, Sunnybank Hills. It's becoming more and more a busy thoroughfare for a lot of my residents. It was a fairly subgrade road. It's now got kerb and channelling; it's been widened. We put in a pedestrian refuge, there's a new footpath gone through there. Planting has taken place, new turf and everything like that so it's really looking like a really good roadway now for what we would like to see through our city.
I also wanted to commend the officers for the work that took place. There was a fairly lengthy pre-construction consultation period with all the local residents, as I like to do before we get into anything major in the way of construction. A lot of residents came back with various suggestions of what they would like to see happen in this particular area of works. A number of those suggestions were able to be implemented within this construction which was a very good outcome. Everyone is very happy with the outcome of the work and we're now looking forward to stage 2 starting soon.