New gateway for Elizabeth Daniels Sports Complex
  • Monday 07 September 2015
imageOne of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular community and recreational areas has a new look.

A $200,000 project at the Elizabeth Daniels Sports Complex at Buderim has redefined the entrance to the park, greatly improving the safety of patrons.

Pedestrians now have footpath access from Mooloolaba Road and there’s new landscaping and extra signage to improve patrons’ access in and out of the complex.

This is the first stage of the greater upgrade which will see the additional landscaping theme, pathways and internal road upgrade continued throughout the sports complex.

Division 6 councillor Christian Dickson said the Elizabeth Daniels Sports Complex, which is home to several sports and community clubs as well as one of the region’s most highly used dog off-leash areas, was one of the Coast’s best used facilities.

“In this very popular part of our region we have a wide range of sport, recreation and community activities that are enjoyed by hundreds of people each week,” Cr Dickson said.

“You only have to come here early in the morning or late in the afternoon each day to see how many people bring their dogs along for some all-important exercise.

“On various days, we have everything from youngsters playing cricket to those who enjoy bridge or gem fossicking.

“This upgrade of Elizabeth Daniels Sports Complex will be very well received by everyone who uses these facilities.

“I thank them for their patience during the construction process.”

Council recently announced an injection of funding towards the expansion of the Maroochydore Eagles Basketball Association's stadium at the complex.

"This will result in a further two indoor courts being developed to complement the existing one court stadium and will further enhance sport and recreation opportunities for Sunshine Coast residents," Cr Dickson said.