Working undercover in Point Arkwright park
  • Tuesday 04 December 2012

A new shelter is coming soon to Point Arkwright which replicates the look and style of the existing structure while providing a modern and functional public facility.

Division 9 Councillor Stephen Robinson said he had consulted extensively with the local community and Point Arkwright Environment and Progress Association on the design of the new shelter to ensure the facility would be enjoyed and appreciated by all.

"The existing shelter structure has been deemed not viable for restoration," he said.

"Following feedback from the local community, it was determined the old structure would be replaced with a new shelter designed to retain the key architectural features, character and function of the original.

"The new shelter will be constructed in the same location and orientation as the existing structure, to continue to provide views down the beach and will include additional timber seats and picnic tables."

Other park improvements will include:

  • a new timber park seat positioned on the East side of the shelter to capture the vast ocean views;
  • additional shade trees nearby an existing table seating.

Cr Robinson said the existing shelter would be removed in early December.

"Construction of the new shelter will commence in January and should be completed by the end of February (weather permitting)," he said.

"Contractors will be undertaking this work and the area will be fenced off for the duration of the work to meet Workplace Health and Safety requirements.

"During construction it is unlikely that access to the park will be adversely affected.

"We thank the public for their patience during this construction period."

If you are interested in any further information about the project please email parkscapitalworks@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au with ‘Jubilee Esplanade Park, Point Arkwright’ in the subject box.