- Wednesday 20 July 2011
More inviting recreational spaces. That’s the aim of Sunshine Coast Council in its current upgrades to Charles Street Park and Isaac More Park in Kenilworth.
Division 10 Councillor Paul Tatton said the first stage of works were currently underway at both parks.
"At Isaac Moore Park council has installed low timber vehicle barriers to the park perimeter and will plant about 20 native shade trees in the lawn and extend the native bush tucker garden during the upcoming spring months," he said.
"Stage 1 works in Charles Street Park include minor regrading, levelling and partial returfing of the large grass area. Along with this, around 20 native shade trees will be planted in late spring. Council has also purchased native plants and weed control matting to commence revegetation works on the western river bank in late Spring, possibly by community working bee.
"Council is considering the installation of permanent vehicle barriers near the eastern end of Charles Street to contain cars in the western end of the park and to protect the river bank."
Council is also investigating relocation of the adjoining farm fence to its correct boundary alignment, to enlarge the park.
Cr Tatton said community consultation feedback had been incorporated into the concept designs for both parks.
"Local residents identified a number of priorities for Isaac Moore Park including additional tables and seating; BBQ facilities; shelters; local natural and cultural heritage interpretation; a bush tucker garden; and additional car parking," he said.
"In Charles Street Park the priorities were river bank revegetation and weed control; walkways and seating; additional shade tree planting; and car park areas."
New walkways and seating are currently on hold due to part of the park’s river bank being washed away during the flooding early in 2011.
Council and community members will continue to investigate funding opportunities for the future stages of works to both parks.