The Sound Park, Noosa Parade
The Sound Park is a waterside park approximately 4000 square metres in size bounded to the west by Quamby Place, commercial enterprises, and on the east by four-storey holiday apartment accommodation. The Noosa River runs along the northern edge and Noosa Parade to the south.
The purpose of this project is to formulate a landscape management plan, which will ensure that the park's value is not jeopardised or compromised by the operation of commercial enterprises within the park.
Council held a 'Meet us in the Park' event on Sunday 21 November 2010 with council staff on hand to gather the community's ideas for the park.
Council reviewed all submissions and developed a landscape management plan and a concept plan based on the information and ideas received. These plans were incorporated into a draft land management plan which was assessed by the Department of Environment and Resource Management.
The community was then invited to provide comment on the draft of The Sound Park Land Management Plan. Submissions closed on 9 April 2012.
Where to from here
Council will collate community feedback and review The Sound Park Land Management Plan. The priorities identified by the community will help guide the final outcome of the plan.
Implementation of the concept plan will involve a staged construction program over a number of years, subject to funding which will be obtained from outdoor dining permits and budget allocation.
This project is a community based initiative. Council has developed a landscape management plan and a concept plan for the park. The aim is to evaluate the major uses and management of the park, to ensure that all user groups are considered, and to create a holistic vision for the park's future.
With council's permission, the park currently has a number of commercial outdoor dining restaurants utilising the western edge of the park adjacent to Quamby Place. Council is evaluating outcomes for the park and the local businesses.
The purpose of the landscape management and concept plan stems from council proposing a resolution to allow outdoor dining in a council reserve park. This is contrary to the purpose of the reserve and to state land policy as administered by the Department of Environment and Resource Management.
Project News [PDF 250KB]
The draft of The Sound Park Land Management Plan refers to a number of attachments. The document has been split to reduce file size.
For more information, please contact the Property Operations Coordinator on (07) 5449 5390.
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