- Last updated:
- 27 Oct 2016
Muller Park is a popular riverfront park next to the Maroochy River in Bli Bli with a rich natural and cultural heritage.
In 2010, after consultation with the community, council adopted a landscape plan for the park. The landscape plan identified key features of the park to be retained and upgraded including:
- retention of the boat ramp with the addition of lighting
- retention of the skate bowl
- retention of the half court with the addition of multi-sport court making
- replacement of picnic shelters including a larger community shelter in the heart of the park
- relocation and replacement of the playground.
After the release of the Sunshine Coast Council Sport and Active Recreation Plan and requests from the community, the landscape plan was updated and endorsed in 2013 to include a lease area for water sports and to reflect the works completed since 2010.
The next stage of works scheduled for Muller Park is the design and construction of a new playground inspired by the traditional use of the area by the local Kabi Kabi people. The works will include relocation of the playground site to the middle of the park near the recently constructed celebration shelter and toilet facilities.
The playground relocation and construction will be a staged project with expansion of the playground dependant on future financial years funding allocations.
Muller Park contains Aboriginal shell middens. Middens are mounds made up of waste items from past human occupation and are protected. Council will work with the traditional owners to ensure the midden sites are preserved and celebrated appropriately.
Council invited expressions of interest from not-for-profit incorporated community sporting organisations to determine a preferred use for part of Muller Park. As a result of this process, the Maroochy River Rowing Club was successful in gaining a lease over the site, and will commence construction of their new facilities in 2015.
For more information contact the project officer via council's customer service centre.