Recreation Parks Plan

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Whether you’re picnicking with pals, exploring playgrounds with little ones, connecting with nature, improving your fitness or celebrating a special occasion – our Sunshine Coast parks matter to many people for many reasons.

Council is calling on the community to review the new Draft Sunshine Coast Recreation Parks Plan (25MB) and give feedback on the future of our region’s parks via our online survey.

This draft plan provides the framework for the delivery and management of functional and affordable recreation parks over the next 10 years.

The plan will be a roadmap for parks on the Sunshine Coast, a planning tool that supports council’s commitment to preserving spaces and parks that enhance the natural character of the Sunshine Coast’s environment.

Overview

Council uses the hierarchy of recreation park categories established in council’s Environment and Liveability Strategy 2017 to identify the function and role of each parcel of designated parkland. Each type of park in this hierarchy has a specific role to play in the broader recreation parks network.

The Draft Sunshine Coast Recreation Park Plan expands on the desired standards of service found in the Environment and Liveability Strategy 2017 to ensure that the activities and infrastructure provided for a particular park are consistent with the park’s hierarchy designation and intended function.

The draft plan provides guidance on park activity and function provision. It also describes why park activities are important, who we provide the activity spaces for, and how we plan for the fair and equitable distribution of these activities across the recreation parks network.

The expanded parks hierarchy descriptions and activity plans contained in the Draft Sunshine Coast Recreation Parks Plan incorporate key planning principles to assist in the attainment of network goals and ensure financially sustainable provision of park activities for current and future development growth.

Community engagement

You are invited to have your say on the draft Sunshine Coast Recreation Parks Plan by completing the online survey. Survey respondents will be eligible to win one of three $50 gift cards from Rebel Sport.

If you’d like to talk to a council officer about the project, grab the chance at various pop-up sessions throughout the engagement period at:

  • Beerwah Library – Tuesday 9 March, 1-5pm
  • Coolum Library – Thursday 25 March, 9am-12pm
  • Quota Park, Nambour - Wednesday 17 March, 7am-11am (rescheduled due to inclement weather)
  • Caloundra Library – Friday 19 March, 9am-1pm
  • Witta Markets – Saturday 20 March, 7-11am
  • Maroochydore Library – Tuesday 30 March, 9am-12pm (rescheduled)
  • Quota Park, Nambour - Thursday 1 April, 8am-12pm(rescheduled)
  • Maroochydore Library – Tuesday 6 April, 9am-12pm
  • Quota Park, Nambour - Monday 12 April, 8am-12pm

Copies of the draft plan are available for viewing online (25MB) and at all Sunshine Coast Libraries and administration centres.

Submissions closed 5.00pm, Friday 16 April, 2021.

Where to from here

Feedback from the community consultation will be evaluated and reviewed to inform and finalise the draft plan. The finalised Recreation Parks Plan will be presented to council for adoption.

Contacts

For more information, please email parksbusinesstechnical@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Whether you’re picnicking with pals, exploring playgrounds with little ones, connecting with nature, improving your fitness or celebrating a special occasion – our Sunshine Coast parks matter to many people for many reasons.

Council is calling on the community to review the new Draft Sunshine Coast Recreation Parks Plan (25MB) and give feedback on the future of our region’s parks via our online survey.

This draft plan provides the framework for the delivery and management of functional and affordable recreation parks over the next 10 years.

The plan will be a roadmap for parks on the Sunshine Coast, a planning tool that supports council’s commitment to preserving spaces and parks that enhance the natural character of the Sunshine Coast’s environment.

Overview

Council uses the hierarchy of recreation park categories established in council’s Environment and Liveability Strategy 2017 to identify the function and role of each parcel of designated parkland. Each type of park in this hierarchy has a specific role to play in the broader recreation parks network.

The Draft Sunshine Coast Recreation Park Plan expands on the desired standards of service found in the Environment and Liveability Strategy 2017 to ensure that the activities and infrastructure provided for a particular park are consistent with the park’s hierarchy designation and intended function.

The draft plan provides guidance on park activity and function provision. It also describes why park activities are important, who we provide the activity spaces for, and how we plan for the fair and equitable distribution of these activities across the recreation parks network.

The expanded parks hierarchy descriptions and activity plans contained in the Draft Sunshine Coast Recreation Parks Plan incorporate key planning principles to assist in the attainment of network goals and ensure financially sustainable provision of park activities for current and future development growth.

Community engagement

You are invited to have your say on the draft Sunshine Coast Recreation Parks Plan by completing the online survey. Survey respondents will be eligible to win one of three $50 gift cards from Rebel Sport.

If you’d like to talk to a council officer about the project, grab the chance at various pop-up sessions throughout the engagement period at:

  • Beerwah Library – Tuesday 9 March, 1-5pm
  • Coolum Library – Thursday 25 March, 9am-12pm
  • Quota Park, Nambour - Wednesday 17 March, 7am-11am (rescheduled due to inclement weather)
  • Caloundra Library – Friday 19 March, 9am-1pm
  • Witta Markets – Saturday 20 March, 7-11am
  • Maroochydore Library – Tuesday 30 March, 9am-12pm (rescheduled)
  • Quota Park, Nambour - Thursday 1 April, 8am-12pm(rescheduled)
  • Maroochydore Library – Tuesday 6 April, 9am-12pm
  • Quota Park, Nambour - Monday 12 April, 8am-12pm

Copies of the draft plan are available for viewing online (25MB) and at all Sunshine Coast Libraries and administration centres.

Submissions closed 5.00pm, Friday 16 April, 2021.

Where to from here

Feedback from the community consultation will be evaluated and reviewed to inform and finalise the draft plan. The finalised Recreation Parks Plan will be presented to council for adoption.

Contacts

For more information, please email parksbusinesstechnical@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au