Last days for Brightwater land suggestions
  • Monday 01 February 2016
Brightwater residents can have their say on a community facility

The cut-off date is approaching for residents to have their say on what community use they envisage for a 5000 square metre vacant land block in Brightwater.

As part of an agreement with Stockland and Sunshine Coast Council, land has been set aside, diagonally opposite the shopping complex, to accommodate a facility for use by the Brightwater community.

Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said some excellent suggestions had already been made on the online survey form ahead of the closing date for submissions this Friday (February 5).

The site is located on Brightwater Boulevard, on the north-eastern side of the intersection with Trevally Street.

“The Brightwater Community Facilities Land comprises 5000 square metres, and was dedicated to council in 2010 after the creation of the 500th lot in the Brightwater Estate," Cr Dickson said.

“This land dedication was in accordance with the terms of an Infrastructure Agreement executed in November 2004, which dictates that ‘council will use the land for Community Facility Purposes’.

“Community Facility Purposes was defined in the Infrastructure Agreement as ‘a public purpose such as a community hall or public meeting room’.

“We've been asking locals to tell us what it is they would like on that land and there's definitely plenty of interest out there in the Brightwater community.

"I'm sure the suggestions will keep coming in until Friday."

The Brightwater Community Association (BCA), Brightwater Neighbourhood Watch (BNHW), and the Brightwater P&C have joined council to undertake the community engagement.

To fill out the survey, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BrightwaterCFS.

Image (from left): Neil Dougherty (Brightwater Community Association president), Conor Walsh (Brightwater State School P&C president), Cr Christian Dickson, Marni Brown (Brightwater Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator) and Matthew Byrne (Stockland development manager) at the community facility site in Brightwater