Sunshine Coast Council is committed to providing high quality open space that supports active and healthy communities.
Following two rounds of community engagement in 2016 and 2022, community feedback has helped to inform a landscape plan for Lions Park and Norrie Job Park.
Council is now seeking community feedback on the landscape plan.
Landscape Plan Features
The landscape plan aims to enhance what people already love about the parks and address some of the challenges currently facing each park.
The new landscape plan includes:
- Major drainage upgrade works – installing an underground culvert (a concrete tunnel structure) to improve drainage capacity in the park
- Increasing open green space – reshaping the land previously occupied by the open grassed drain so that it is more usable. This will increase the total useable area of the park by approximately 2000 square metres and link the western and eastern areas of the parks.
- New accessible pedestrian pathway - looping through and connecting all areas of the park.
- New public amenities building (including a PWD toilet and hand washing facilities)
- New picnic and barbecue shelters and seating
- New outdoor exercise stations, drinking fountain and bike racks
- An upgrade to 240 linear metres of the Coastal Pathway – continuation of the three metre wide shared pedestrian and cycle path
- New park entry signage, landscaping and shade trees
- An upgrade to the existing beach shower and bus shelter
- Investigations for a potential Pump Track* area for younger people (teenagers and young adults).
*A Pump Track is a hard track for wheeled sports equipment (bicycles, scooters, skateboards, rollerskates/blades etc) that does not require pedalling or pushing. Users “pump” up and down using their body weight to maintain momentum around the track. This activity would complement the recently installed basketball half court, further accommodating active, youth play.
Where to from here
Following feedback, the plan will be finalised and staged construction will start in 2024.
Staging is based on Council’s current 10 year Capital Works Program.
Council will also seek grant opportunities from other funding sources as applicable.
Council’s 2021-2031 Sunshine Coast Recreation Parks Plan (RPP) provides a framework for the delivery and management of functional and affordable recreation parks over a 10 year period.
For the purposes of the landscape plan, Lions Park and Norrie Job Park are considered one land parcel with the two parks separated by an open, grassed drain.
The parks, together with Tickle Park at Coolum Beach provide a council-wide recreation function, supported by other district level recreation parks such as Jack Morgan Park in Coolum and others in Marcoola, Mudjimba and Peregian Springs.
For further information, please contact the project team on: email@example.com
Council invites you to share your thoughts on the Landscape Plan for Lions Park and Norrie Job Park, Coolum via the survey below.