Working with the community to develop Buderim district park
  • Tuesday 02 August 2011

A beautiful open space for locals and visitors to be proud of that is suitable for families, friends or individuals to enjoy peace and activity.

That’s the vision of Sunshine Coast Council for Buderim District Park and the community is now invited to come and see the landscape design plan.

The landscape plans for the centrally located 3.4 hectare site on the corner of Church and King Streets, Buderim will be on display at a "Meet in the Street" on Saturday 13 August between 9am and noon on Burnett Street, Buderim (in front of NAB). Council staff will also be on hand to provide further discussion.

The landscape concept plan and project news will also be on display at the Old Post Office, Buderim until Friday 26 August 2011. You can also direct your friends and neighbours to go to council’s website to download, review and comment on the landscape plans.

Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said community consultation was critical to ensuring the designs for the park captured the visions of the local residents, traders and visitors.

"We want to take everyone on the journey in developing this park," Cr Dickson said.

"Council has carefully evaluated the submissions provided during the first community consultation stage in August last year and is pleased to present the draft landscape concept plan for comment.

"The park design aims to convey and encapsulate the visionary themes and aspirations that emerged from the initial consultation.

"Some of the components you will see in the landscape plans include viewing terraces, open space, children’s playing area, multi-functional stage, village green, large kick-about area, internal paths and footpath, various plantings, BBQ areas and parking.

"Council invites you to provide comment on the draft landscape concept plan. Your comments and feedback will ensure that the final outcome is reflective of the community’s needs and aspirations."

Division 7 Councillor Ted Hungerford said the development of the new district-level park – purchased by council in 2010 for $8.75 million – would occur over many years.

"Council will use the landscape concept plan to apply for funding from various sources and agencies," he said.

"The rate and extent of implementation is subject to the amount of funding available each year.

"Council will finalise the landscape concept plan and develop a staging plan, based on the comments and priorities identified by the community.

"During the 11/12 financial year, detailed design and construction documentation phases will be carried out. This will enable the project to be equipped and ready for the first stage of construction, as and when funding becomes available."