Cr Dwyer - Community facility projects progress
  • Friday 30 October 2015

As the weather warms and we spend more time outdoors it is wonderful to see our community enjoying our many public facilities.  An update on a range of small local projects reminds me of just how much is happening in our backyard.

Caloundra Cricket Club

Design of indoor practice nets to create a dynamic and interactive recreation space for a variety of uses is now underway.  Construction is expected to begin in March 2016 at the end of the cricket season.  Externally, design for irrigation and solar panel installations has also commenced.

Reserve 1000 Sports Precinct

Detailed design of car parking for the northern end of the reserve, near the soccer club, has progressed with work expected to commence in late November with completion slated for late January 2016.

Dicky Beach

Landscape plans for the SS Dicky Precinct will be prepared in the coming months for this important heritage installation. As part of a place making initiative, a review of shade structures in the village shade arbour is also underway.  Pedestrian safety at this popular location is a priority of the review.

Kings Beach

An upgrade of the northern playground is now complete, ready for a busy summer of fun. Replacement of the rubber soft fall is also planned.

Ben Bennett Park

Fence upgrades and a renewal of the trail were recently completed to better manage user safety and access to the park.

Shelly Beach

Relocation of a beach shower to a more convenient location for users will also ensure improved drainage.

Apex Park

A new shower is to be installed following consultation with the community. This will replace an underutilised shower at Monash Park that is earmarked for removal.

These are just a few of the projects planned for this year and further updates will appear in future columns. If you see anything requiring the attention of council please call Customer Service on 5475 7272.

First appeared in Caloundra Weekly October 29, 2015