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Skippy Park Recreation Precinct

Skippy Park new playground

In 2001, the former Caloundra City Council purchased land on Old Landsborough Road, Landsborough, to provide sport and recreation areas. Locals refer to this land as Skippy Park and it has been a work in progress since late 2009.  

Project scope

The Skippy Park concept plan was developed in partnership with local communities, and forms part of the Hinterland Recreation Study. The concept plan will guide the development of Skippy Park.

Project update

The next stage of playground work is underway and will include:

  • embankment slide
  • tree planting
  • completion of pathways
  • turf and drainage work
  • addition of natural sandstone.

It is anticipated that this work will be complete by May 2014.

Where to from here

Once these stages of the play area are complete future work will be subject to funding. This work is likely to include additional park shelters and furniture, signage and road work.

Overview

Council purchased Skippy Park after considering the outcomes of two previous planning studies:

  • Draft Caloundra City Recreation Plan 1995
  • Caloundra City Open Space Plan 1999.

Both studies showed the need for more open space areas for the growing Glasshouse Country communities.

Council developed a concept plan for Skippy Park in discussion with local people, this formed part of the Hinterland Recreation Study. This study was endorsed by the former Caloundra City Council in 2005.
After completing discussions with local people in April and May 2010, council finished the Skippy Park Natural Play Space Concept Design [PDF 2.5MB].

View the revised concept plan [PDF 4.7MB].

Other low-key sporting activities, which remain on the current plan, include little athletics and dog obedience training. Council has no intention for any horse riding activities at Skippy Park.

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government funded the Criterium (cycling) Track as part of their National Bike Path funding program.

The Queensland State Government's Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Program has partly funded the sports field lighting.

The Skippy Park Natural Play Space has been partly funded by the Federal Government's Regional and Local Communities Infrastructure Program.

Contacts

For more information please contact the project officer on (07) 5420 8779.

Please note: This webpage contains documents that are in PDF format only. If you would like to receive a copy of any of these documents in another format, please contact council's customer service centre.

Last Updated 24-Mar-14