Dicky Beach plan open for community comment
  • Friday 29 July 2016
Artist impression

The community can now have its say on a draft precinct plan for Dicky Beach which outlines future improvements for the area, aims to retain its unique character and identifies interpretive elements to remember the SS Dicky wreck.

The draft plan, developed with initial input provided by the community in late 2015, is available for comment until August 17.

Proposed landscape features which commemorate the SS Dicky include a hull-shaped viewing platform memorial, seating and sculptural elements inspired by barnacles and shelter supports that represent rusty steel ribs.

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the plan reflected the community’s vision and priorities for Dicky Beach.

“Dicky Beach is a beautiful part of the Sunshine Coast with a distinct character and we want to make sure any future improvements retain that,” Cr Dwyer said.

“The draft plan draws inspiration from the SS Dicky wreck in very clever and exciting ways.

“It shows an inviting, safe and comfortable park area with features such as new pathways, to make it easier for people to access, the park and clear signage.

“It also includes new areas to sit, picnic and barbecue while taking in the views, and a forest-themed adventure playground.

“We also propose a modern public amenities building in the park and a reconfiguration of the skate park to make it better for skaters and improve visual surveillance.

“The plan will guide council to improve the open space area for recreation, play and social gatherings.”

Have your say by:

  • emailing your comments to parkscapitalworks@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
  • posting your comments to Locked Bag 72, Sunshine Coast Mail Centre, QLD, 4560
  • placing your comments in the response box at Dicky Beach Surf Club

This community feedback will help council finalise the Dicky Beach Precinct Plan. Following council’s endorsement of the plan, detailed design will be done in the 2016/17 financial year. This will enable council to seek grant funding and deliver the plan in stages.