Further improvements in store for popular Montville park
  • Tuesday 11 September 2012

Visitors to beautiful Russell Family Park in Montville will continue to be spoilt with further enhancements being undertaken by Sunshine Coast Council at the much-loved park.

The creation of a formalised amphitheatre space and drainage rectification works – stages 4 and 5 in the Russell Family Park Master Plan – will complement the tireless efforts of the Friends of the Russell Family Park.

Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said she was delighted that construction on the next stage of the development of the park was now underway.

"This park is a significant asset for locals and tourists alike," she said.

"I am very thankful for the continued dedication shown by the Friends of the Russell Family Park towards essential maintenance, upkeep and improvements to this large community park.

"This includes the removal of weed species and revegetation to provide habitat and feeding grounds for the birds as well as a place for people to enjoy.

"It is the continued efforts of the Friends, coupled with council’s staged Master Plan that will encourage more people to use this wonderful park reserve."

The Russell Family Park Master Plan evaluated the existing amenity of the park and defined a holistic vision for the entire park precinct. The Master Plan is being implemented in stages through council’s Capital Works Program over the coming years.

Cr McKay said stages 4 and 5 continue on from previous stages already completed within the park to improve site functionality and lay the ground work for the future proposed work.

"Stage 4 work will include earthworks and site shaping to formalise a prominent amphitheatre space centralised around the existing stage," she said.

"Additional drainage rectification work will also be undertaken in this stage of work.

"Stage 5 work is aimed at providing a solution to the existing drainage conditions to the north of the park.

"A new rock lined swale to match the natural character of previous stages along with additional shaping and planting will be used to capture and direct all water run off out into the lagoon."

Construction of stages 4 and 5 has commenced and it is expected that work will be completed by end of October, weather dependant. During construction council contractors will work to keep site disturbances to a minimum.