- Thursday 28 April 2011
If outdoor fun is your interest, Muller Park has it made.
A Master Plan for the 45 hectare site at Bli Bli has been endorsed by Sunshine Coast Council and the first stage of works on the $2.165 million project will start soon.
Division 9 Councillor Vivien Griffin said extensive community consultation was undertaken in the development of the Master Plan.
"Muller Park is situated in a rapidly growing area and is an extremely popular precinct that caters for a wide range of pursuits so there were a number of very important considerations in drafting the Master Plan," she said.
"The park also has a strong Indigenous history and an Aboriginal elder was involved in developing protection for certain locations within the park that hold strong cultural significance."
Cr Griffin said the Master Plan would be implemented in five stages under council’s 2010/11 five-year capital works program and the 2011/12 ten-year capital works program.
"The first stage of the Master Plan will involve relocating the Bli Bli sugarcane locomotive from Muller Park to the Nambour and District Museum where it will be restored and cared for by experts," she said.
"The Maroochy River side of the park is prone to flooding so comprehensive works have been included in the Master Plan to improve drainage in this area.
"Upgrades to pathways, shelters, picnic areas, new tree plantings and improved disabled access are all features of the Master Plan along with improvements to car parking, bus drop off, boat parking and general vehicle accessibility.
"Artwork and interpretive signage about flora, fauna and the history and culture within Muller Park will also feature.
"Existing infrastructure like the skate park, boat ramp and basketball court will all be retained."
Stage one works, that include removal of the Bli Bli sugarcane locomotive and drainage works will commence before 30 June 2011.