Village Park puts a kick in Buderim
  • Friday 31 October 2014
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Does a 3.4 hectare public park with landscaped gardens, lush village green and stunning views of the Glasshouse Mountains and the Pacific Ocean sound too good to be true?
 
It’s real and it’s on the corner of Church and King Streets in Buderim. It is Buderim Village Park.
 
The first three stages of works were officially unveiled today. Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said the local community and the State Government had played major roles in the $1,189,123 development.
 
“Council purchased this piece of land in 2010 to provide the community with a district level recreation park in central Buderim,” he said.
 
“Right from the very beginning the community was proactive in sharing ideas for Buderim Village Park and this feedback has enabled council to develop the fantastic open space facility we see today.
 
“I’m extremely proud of the role the local community played in this and it’s wonderful that they can now come here to kick a football, walk the dog (on a leash) or just relax and take in the beautiful scenery and views.
 
“The park will also provide a wonderful setting for future ANZAC Day dawn services and a special Aleppo Pine Tree was recently planted to symbolise the ‘Lone Pine’ that was situated near Australian and New Zealand trenches at ANZAC Cove.
 
“The State Government has also provided tremendous support for this project by contributing a total of $204,000 in grants that have enabled stages two and three of Buderim Village Park to be completed ahead of schedule.”
 
Completed works in Buderim Village Park to date include:
• bulk earthworks to the entire site
• new turf and irrigation to the village green
• drainage and underground tanks for water harvesting
• power supply, underground conduits and lighting
• an entry arbour and park sign
• park furniture and stone walls
• the upper promenade path
• the lower promenade path
• Glasshouse Mountain viewing area
• informal pathways and turf areas
• tree planting and garden beds
• revegetation and weed management to the escarpment edge.
• informal carpark
Cr Dickson said further development of the park would occur in stages over a number of years subject to available funding for future stages.
 
“Proposed works for future stages of Buderim Village Park include construction of viewing terraces, a children’s playground and installation of BBQ and picnic shelters,” he said.
 
“Stage one of this project involved demarcating an informal parking area for park users in Church Street and this will be formalised in future stages to accommodate approximately 30 car spaces.
 
“Public amenities including toilets, a village square and multi-functional performance area are also planned for future stages along with a continuation of park lighting, tree planting, garden beds and informal pathways.”
 
Stage four works are set to start in November and include installation of additional park lighting and pathways. The State Government has contributed $100,000 towards the $165,000 works via a Local Government Subsidy Infrastructure Grant.