Popular Peregian park landscape concept design revealed
  • Thursday 20 December 2012

A revitalised Peregian Beach Park that better meets the community’s needs is one step closer with Sunshine Coast Council today releasing a draft landscape concept plan.

The local community and park visitors are invited to view the draft plan available on council’s website, park signage, the local surf club, community house and shops within the village square until 25 January 2013.

Division 11 Councillor Russell Green said council proposes to upgrade and revitalise the much loved Peregian Beach Park.

"The landscape concept plan will provide a framework for future funding, detailed design, construction and refurbishment of key components within the park," he said.

"Council engaged independent consultants in April this year to ask the local community, key stakeholders and park users for feedback on park improvements.

"We used the information identified during the community consultation to inform the content in the draft landscape concept plan.

"The plan comprises both short term and long term proposed upgrades. Therefore, upgrading of the park will occur over a number of years, subject to available funding."

The draft landscape concept plan identifies three recreational zones:

  • Passive and Social Recreation Zone – an area designed for picnics, barbequing, children playing and informal activities like cricket and soccer.
  • Surf Club, Events and Passive Recreation Zone – a mostly open area with some shade trees that is adaptable to the various uses such as musical performances, markets and surf club operations. On non-event days, the space becomes a passive recreation zone with places to sit under the shade of trees.
  • Active Recreation Zone – a space comprising active uses such as basketball, skateboarding and an informal volleyball area.

Council will finalise the concept plan and provide more information on the future stages of construction of Peregian Beach Park, Kingfisher Drive, Peregian in 2013.

Cr Green said council is encouraging the Peregian Beach community and stakeholders to provide feedback on the park’s draft landscape concept plan.

"Following the comprehensive community engagement to this stage, the community’s final feedback will assist council in finalising the design of the concept plan," he said.

Please submit your feedback on the draft landscape concept plan by 25 January 2013 via email to parkscapitalworks@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au, mail to Landscape & Urban Design Unit (North), Parks & Gardens, Locked Bag 72, Sunshine Coast Mail Centre QLD 4560 or phone 5475 7272.