Beerburrum Trailhead Concept Plan

Glass House Mountains

Council is planning to develop basic trailhead facilities in Beerburrum, in partnership with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS), to enhance the user experience in the region. These works are focused on connecting the township to the national parks in a more effective way, and to connect the trails to the rail line to provide a ‘rail to trail’ functionality for the Glass House Mountains region.

Purpose

Council is developing a draft concept landscape plan to guide detailed planning for Parrot Park Bushland Reserve’s current parking area to allow it to function as a new southern trailhead for the Glass House Mountains National Park. The plan is focused primarily on the trailhead facility.

The concept plan aims to:

  • inform opportunities for improvements
  • enhance the site’s attractiveness to visitors to the region
  • determine the recreation opportunities and constraints of the site
  • improve access to trail network
  • reflect the community’s vision, priorities and hopes for the future of the Beerburrum township.

Community engagement

Council invited the community to provide feedback on the Beerburrum Trailhead Draft Concept Plan.

A public Community Information Session was held on 24 May 2018 at the Beerburrum Community Hall.

Submissions closed 24 June 2018.


Revised Concept Landscape Plan

After a four week open feedback period Sunshine Coast Council (SCC) is proud to deliver a revised concept landscape plan for the trailhead facilities in the locality of Beerburrum, taking into consideration the feedback discussed during the public information session and also a number of submissions to the ‘have your say’ website.

The following key points were raised across those submissions.

“Parking for longer vehicles such as caravans and camper trailers should be considered”

The concept landscape plan has been modified to allow five pull though parking spaces, these changes will permit caravans and camper trailers to be able to park by taking up two of the normal car parking spaces. This will allow for the site to accommodate that type of use but remain useable by normal cars as well.

“Residents raised concerns around people walking from the train station to the trailhead as part of the ‘rail to trail’ nature of this project and its potential impact on the local lifestyle.
SCC will work together with local residents to implement a suitable vegetation screening for the front of their properties as required by the level of use and the needs of the local residents. This will allow for a higher degree of privacy and minimise the impact of the potential increase of visitors moving from the train station to the trailhead.

“There are concerns around the safety of the children at the adjacent school as they use this space going to and from school”

The current plan will use best practice security by design principles as we move into the detailed planning phase for this project.

SCC will work closely with the Department of Education to make sure outcomes are found for any issues that may arise. This has already included the inclusion of some roadside screening along Beerburrum Road. We will also maintain this space in accordance with the high standards expected for public space in our local government area.

“Will the crossing in front of the school be formalised?”

At this stage the plan does not include a formalisation of this crossing but future planning will give consideration to this as we assess the level of traffic and safety management for this road crossing.

We thank all those who have made comment on the concept plan and council looks forward to bringing this exciting opportunity together, working with both Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and the local community. While this closes the formal feedback period on this concept if you have any further questions or concerns please contact the recreation trails team on 07 5475 7272.


More information

For more information, please contact Recreation Trails Activation Officer, Kurt Martin, via email at kurt.martin@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or telephone (07) 5475 7272.

Council is planning to develop basic trailhead facilities in Beerburrum, in partnership with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS), to enhance the user experience in the region. These works are focused on connecting the township to the national parks in a more effective way, and to connect the trails to the rail line to provide a ‘rail to trail’ functionality for the Glass House Mountains region.

Purpose

Council is developing a draft concept landscape plan to guide detailed planning for Parrot Park Bushland Reserve’s current parking area to allow it to function as a new southern trailhead for the Glass House Mountains National Park. The plan is focused primarily on the trailhead facility.

The concept plan aims to:

  • inform opportunities for improvements
  • enhance the site’s attractiveness to visitors to the region
  • determine the recreation opportunities and constraints of the site
  • improve access to trail network
  • reflect the community’s vision, priorities and hopes for the future of the Beerburrum township.

Community engagement

Council invited the community to provide feedback on the Beerburrum Trailhead Draft Concept Plan.

A public Community Information Session was held on 24 May 2018 at the Beerburrum Community Hall.

Submissions closed 24 June 2018.


Revised Concept Landscape Plan

After a four week open feedback period Sunshine Coast Council (SCC) is proud to deliver a revised concept landscape plan for the trailhead facilities in the locality of Beerburrum, taking into consideration the feedback discussed during the public information session and also a number of submissions to the ‘have your say’ website.

The following key points were raised across those submissions.

“Parking for longer vehicles such as caravans and camper trailers should be considered”

The concept landscape plan has been modified to allow five pull though parking spaces, these changes will permit caravans and camper trailers to be able to park by taking up two of the normal car parking spaces. This will allow for the site to accommodate that type of use but remain useable by normal cars as well.

“Residents raised concerns around people walking from the train station to the trailhead as part of the ‘rail to trail’ nature of this project and its potential impact on the local lifestyle.
SCC will work together with local residents to implement a suitable vegetation screening for the front of their properties as required by the level of use and the needs of the local residents. This will allow for a higher degree of privacy and minimise the impact of the potential increase of visitors moving from the train station to the trailhead.

“There are concerns around the safety of the children at the adjacent school as they use this space going to and from school”

The current plan will use best practice security by design principles as we move into the detailed planning phase for this project.

SCC will work closely with the Department of Education to make sure outcomes are found for any issues that may arise. This has already included the inclusion of some roadside screening along Beerburrum Road. We will also maintain this space in accordance with the high standards expected for public space in our local government area.

“Will the crossing in front of the school be formalised?”

At this stage the plan does not include a formalisation of this crossing but future planning will give consideration to this as we assess the level of traffic and safety management for this road crossing.

We thank all those who have made comment on the concept plan and council looks forward to bringing this exciting opportunity together, working with both Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and the local community. While this closes the formal feedback period on this concept if you have any further questions or concerns please contact the recreation trails team on 07 5475 7272.


More information

For more information, please contact Recreation Trails Activation Officer, Kurt Martin, via email at kurt.martin@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or telephone (07) 5475 7272.