Council asked for community feedback on relocating the basketball facilities from the existing multi-sports court, adjacent to Bellvista Meeting Place, to a new location within Canavan Gracie Park, Caloundra.
Due to the popularity of the current facilities, council has received several requests to relocate the basketball court to its own area.
Benefits to moving the basketball half court
- More space to play – with the court no longer being shared, there will be more space for groups to gather and play different sports without impacting other users.
- Access to existing facilities – the new location provides better connection to other existing facilities such as the football field and shelters.
- Proximity to lake – the existing vegetation at the proposed location will form a barrier to prevent balls from entering the lake.
- Enhance the active park area – the addition of a new basketball half court on the active side of the park will allow for passive recreation opportunities to continue on the other side of the lake
Cricket pitch replacement
The concrete cricket pitch has reached its end of useable life and is due for renewal. As part of the works in the park, the concrete pitch will be replaced.
Where to from here
Council invited the community to provide feedback to ensure that the installation of the proposed basketball half court reflects the views of the wider community.
The community was asked to have their say on the proposal to relocate the basketball half court to the location indicated on plan 1. The online survey closed 5pm Friday 8 October 2021.
Council is committed to providing high quality open space that supports active and healthy communities, and we look forward to working together to get the best outcome for Caloundra West.
For more information, please contact council’s Project Team on (07) 5475 7272 or email LandscapeDesignandPlanning@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.