Outrigger Park, Minyama


Outrigger Park, Minyama is a parcel of state land designed as ‘Open Space for Parks and Recreation’ (with council as trustee).It is located in the Mooloolah River, between Mooloolaba and Minyama, and contains pieces of recreational boating infrastructure including an informal carpark, one-lane boat ramp and a pontoon.

Council, in conjunction with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, is proposing to upgrade the site to improve access to the park and the water, increase recreational opportunities in the park, improve landscaping, and protect the area from erosion.

As part of the upgrade, the carpark area would change tenure designation to ‘Road Reserve’ to make it consistent with the site’s use and permit additional infrastructure.

Purpose

This upgrade project includes:

  • a new two-lane boat ramp and floating walkway (currently single lane boat ramp) to allow better access to the water
  • a formalised carpark with provision for approximately 35 car trailer units (currently 10) and 15 standard car parks
  • a queuing beach area to improve user safety
  • park furniture including a bench seat, picnic table, and picnic shelter
  • new landscaping including garden areas
  • an additional revetment wall on the northern side to protect against erosion and ensure this park can be enjoyed by the community for years to come
  • provision for a public amenities building and coastal pathway (subject to further investigation and funding).

Community engagement

Council is seeking feedback on the proposed upgrade.

View the community update, current site layout and the proposed upgrade.

Please email your feedback to OutriggerPark@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Submissions close at 5pm Friday 20 December 2019.

Where to from here

Following community feedback on the proposed upgrade, a final design will be completed in 2020.

Construction is expected to take place in stages over the next five years (budget approval dependent) and will be subject to the outcome of a public construction tender. The project team will continue to keep the community informed.

Overview

Outrigger Park, Minyama is a much loved community facility used by recreational and commercial fishing and boating groups and community organisations including the Panamuna Outrigger Canoe Club Inc.

A recent Queensland State Government Recreational Boating Facilities Demand Forecast Study (2017) identified the area as a high priority for upgrading.

Council is proposing an extensive upgrade of the area by designating a portion of the park (the car park area) as road reserve, which allows for additional access and recreational infrastructure to be added to the park. The upgraded carpark sits on the existing footprint of the informal carpark.

In doing so council will be able to significantly upgrade the facility, improve the amenity and practicality of the site for boating and non-boating users and protect the natural assets of the area.

The protection of existing vegetation and new landscaped garden areas are key features of the project. There will be no net loss of vegetation as a result of the project. Any cleared vegetation will be subject to offset planting within the project.


Outrigger Park, Minyama is a parcel of state land designed as ‘Open Space for Parks and Recreation’ (with council as trustee).It is located in the Mooloolah River, between Mooloolaba and Minyama, and contains pieces of recreational boating infrastructure including an informal carpark, one-lane boat ramp and a pontoon.

Council, in conjunction with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, is proposing to upgrade the site to improve access to the park and the water, increase recreational opportunities in the park, improve landscaping, and protect the area from erosion.

As part of the upgrade, the carpark area would change tenure designation to ‘Road Reserve’ to make it consistent with the site’s use and permit additional infrastructure.

Purpose

This upgrade project includes:

  • a new two-lane boat ramp and floating walkway (currently single lane boat ramp) to allow better access to the water
  • a formalised carpark with provision for approximately 35 car trailer units (currently 10) and 15 standard car parks
  • a queuing beach area to improve user safety
  • park furniture including a bench seat, picnic table, and picnic shelter
  • new landscaping including garden areas
  • an additional revetment wall on the northern side to protect against erosion and ensure this park can be enjoyed by the community for years to come
  • provision for a public amenities building and coastal pathway (subject to further investigation and funding).

Community engagement

Council is seeking feedback on the proposed upgrade.

View the community update, current site layout and the proposed upgrade.

Please email your feedback to OutriggerPark@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Submissions close at 5pm Friday 20 December 2019.

Where to from here

Following community feedback on the proposed upgrade, a final design will be completed in 2020.

Construction is expected to take place in stages over the next five years (budget approval dependent) and will be subject to the outcome of a public construction tender. The project team will continue to keep the community informed.

Overview

Outrigger Park, Minyama is a much loved community facility used by recreational and commercial fishing and boating groups and community organisations including the Panamuna Outrigger Canoe Club Inc.

A recent Queensland State Government Recreational Boating Facilities Demand Forecast Study (2017) identified the area as a high priority for upgrading.

Council is proposing an extensive upgrade of the area by designating a portion of the park (the car park area) as road reserve, which allows for additional access and recreational infrastructure to be added to the park. The upgraded carpark sits on the existing footprint of the informal carpark.

In doing so council will be able to significantly upgrade the facility, improve the amenity and practicality of the site for boating and non-boating users and protect the natural assets of the area.

The protection of existing vegetation and new landscaped garden areas are key features of the project. There will be no net loss of vegetation as a result of the project. Any cleared vegetation will be subject to offset planting within the project.