- Thursday 29 July 2010
Quota Park is set to become a whole lot bigger, with council acquiring an additional 3.2 hectares in land to expand the park and provide a larger open space area for the growing local community to enjoy.
The new parcel of land will join up to the eastern end of Quota Park, bringing the total size of the park up to about 4.8 hectares.
Division 10 Councillor Paul Tatton said that Quota Park adds to Nambour’s desirability as a great place to live, work and play.
“Council firmly believes that the quality of parks and open space are often one of the key factors on which great towns are judged,” Cr Tatton said.
“However, Quota Park is currently operating well above its capacity.
“So when the opportunity to expand the park came up, council took it and in doing so, will be able to relieve the pressure currently being experienced by the park.”
Cr Tatton said the land forms part of the green space component of council’s Hub of the Hinterland project to revitalise Nambour’s town centre.
“The park extension may provide for large lawn areas, pathways, a community garden, wetland and rainforest gardens, picnic areas, a possible dog-off-leash area, footbridges across the creek and pedestrian connections from Howard Street,” Cr Tatton said.
“All these uses are being considered as part of the Nambour Central Parks Landscape Masterplan and Quota Park and Playground Upgrade, which are currently in progress.”
The extended park area will create a link for pathways to the Petrie Creek Trail and will provide for an extension for council’s conservation network.
The extension of Quota Park will also provide more space for recreational activities including:
- improved areas for sports, open space and recreation trail access
- improved amenity and liveability for the developing Nambour Town Centre
- contribute to water-based recreation initiatives like the Regional Canoe Trail,specifically the Petrie Canoe Trail and Petrie Creek—Maroochy River trail link
- contribute to the Nambour Village Trails Network.