Have your say on the future of the Conondale Memorial Recreation Park
  • Tuesday 24 May 2016

Residents and the sport and recreation community are invited to have their say as Sunshine Coast Council develops the Conondale Memorial Recreation Park Master Plan.

Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said the Plan will consider sport, recreation and community pursuits within the Conondale locality and wider region.

“The Plan will investigate usage and determine the most appropriate type of sport, recreation and community uses at the Park over the next 15 years,” Cr McKay said.

“We want to ensure the master planning is practical and considers the expectations and capacity of Council and stakeholders.

Sport and leisure consultants, Otium Planning Group, have been engaged to assist council in undertaking this study.

Cr McKay said there are several ways those interested in the study can engage directly with the consultants to ensure the community have ample opportunity to express their views throughout the project.

“This will include individual meetings, letter box drops, newspaper advertisements, dedicated email address or phone available to all community members,” Cr McKay said.

“It is important to note council has not made a commitment to fund all recommendations from the Master Plan. Its implementation will require external funding assistance. Council is however of the view that this site has enormous potential so it is important that we plan in an orderly and consultative manner.

“As recently appointed trustee of the site by the State Government, it’s vital to have a well-researched plan in place to ensure council is aware of the needs of stakeholders and the community and is able to take advantage of funding opportunities as they arise.

“This is an important project for the people of Condondale and the entire Sunshine Coast region and we look forward to hearing from residents.”

Community feedback will continue throughout the master planning process and will close when the Plan is endorsed by Council.

The community can share their views on the project by contacting the consultants Otium Planning by emailing conondalereserve@otiumplanning.com.au or phoning 07 3040 0754. Submissions close 5pm Friday, June 17. Visit council’s website for more information.