Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens Master Plan

The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden is now 20 years old, so council called for the community’s input as the master plan is reviewed.

Purpose

A master plan guides future development of the Maroochy Botanic Gardens. It is based on a clear vision for the garden, and then maps how that vision is translated on the ground.

The first master plan for the garden was developed 20 years ago and a lot has been achieved.

Council is in the process of reviewing the plan to ensure the gardens continue to flourish as an important resource for the community.

About the garden

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden is an 82 ha site located in Tanawha on the Sunshine Coast.

From its inception, the vision for the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden is to be a world-class regional botanic garden with a unique character based on the natural characteristics of the Sunshine Coast area.

The gardens include local native plants in their natural habitat as well as in landscaped gardens, demonstrating their suitability in horticulture and home gardening settings.

The garden also features a variety of artistic elements that entwine the concepts of Ecology and Art together.

The gardens has a number of key functions that guides its development

  • conservation and preservation of Sunshine Coast vegetation communities and their wildlife;
  • education and awareness-raising;
  • research;
  • cultural enrichment; and
  • tourism and recreation.

Community engagement

The draft Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden Master Plan has been shaped through an extensive community consultation process engaging with key garden stakeholders as well as the broader Sunshine Coast community. The resulting draft master plan has captured the visions and ideas for the future.

The draft plan is available in three parts for the community to review and provide feedback via the survey.

Part A - our vision

Part B - our plan

Part C - our resources

Submissions closed 5pm Friday 29 June 2018.



Where to from here

Feedback from the community will be incorporated into a revised draft master plan for further discussion with key garden stakeholders.

On completion of the engagement process a final master plan will be presented to council for endorsement.

The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden is now 20 years old, so council called for the community’s input as the master plan is reviewed.

Purpose

A master plan guides future development of the Maroochy Botanic Gardens. It is based on a clear vision for the garden, and then maps how that vision is translated on the ground.

The first master plan for the garden was developed 20 years ago and a lot has been achieved.

Council is in the process of reviewing the plan to ensure the gardens continue to flourish as an important resource for the community.

About the garden

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden is an 82 ha site located in Tanawha on the Sunshine Coast.

From its inception, the vision for the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden is to be a world-class regional botanic garden with a unique character based on the natural characteristics of the Sunshine Coast area.

The gardens include local native plants in their natural habitat as well as in landscaped gardens, demonstrating their suitability in horticulture and home gardening settings.

The garden also features a variety of artistic elements that entwine the concepts of Ecology and Art together.

The gardens has a number of key functions that guides its development

  • conservation and preservation of Sunshine Coast vegetation communities and their wildlife;
  • education and awareness-raising;
  • research;
  • cultural enrichment; and
  • tourism and recreation.

Community engagement

The draft Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden Master Plan has been shaped through an extensive community consultation process engaging with key garden stakeholders as well as the broader Sunshine Coast community. The resulting draft master plan has captured the visions and ideas for the future.

The draft plan is available in three parts for the community to review and provide feedback via the survey.

Part A - our vision

Part B - our plan

Part C - our resources

Submissions closed 5pm Friday 29 June 2018.



Where to from here

Feedback from the community will be incorporated into a revised draft master plan for further discussion with key garden stakeholders.

On completion of the engagement process a final master plan will be presented to council for endorsement.