Have your say on Elizabeth Daniels Sports Complex draft Master Plan
  • Friday 26 July 2013

Locals are invited to have their say on Sunshine Coast Council’s draft Master Plan for the popular Elizabeth Daniels Sports Complex located at Buderim.

Community members can review and provide comment on the draft plan from 12 August and attend a ‘meet in the complex’ session on Saturday 24 August 2013 from 11am to 3pm at the dog off leash car park at the Elizabeth Daniels Sports Complex located on Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim.

Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said the purpose of the master plan was to maximise the future potential and functionality of the sporting complex over the next 15 years.

“Council is now seeking input from the community to ensure that the draft master plan adequately meets the needs of stakeholders and the community’s expectations of how they want to use the site,” he said.

‘We have extensively reviewed how sporting groups and the broader community use the site and have balanced community aspirations with the site’s unique characteristics, such as the potential future widening of the Sunshine Motorway, neighbouring bushland and the site’s prior use as a land fill site.

“Input from the site user groups and local community has been encouraging but we want to make sure we have captured all feedback. I encourage the community to attend the ‘meet in the complex’ session or provide written comment which will assist council staff with final amendments to this plan.

“This feedback will assist council to develop the final master plan and ensure it provides appropriate recommendations for current and future user groups.”

Key features of the draft Elizabeth Daniels Sports Complex Master Plan include:

  • improvements to the internal connectivity within the site through improved directional signage;
  • enhanced traffic flow and management;
  • stronger pathway connections;
  • relocation of the children’s playground to the eastern side of Syd Lingard Drive;
  • expansion of the dog off leash enclosure; and
  • installation of exercise equipment in the recreation park.

Consultants, Strategic Leisure Group, were appointed to assist council with the master planning process to help facilitate an all-inclusive understanding of stakeholder and community priorities, needs and expectations whilst examining the issues, opportunities and constraints of the site.

If you are unable to attend the ‘meet in the complex’ session, please complete the feedback form on council’s website from 12 August until close of business on Friday, 6 September 2013.

For further information, please contact council’s Community Sports and Facility Planning Development Officer on 5475 7272.