- Tuesday 10 November 2015
Sporting clubs and community groups using Russell Barker Park in Golden Beach will benefit from a $450,000 upgrade to the facility’s car park.
Council will start work on the project later this month, ahead of schedule, after funding was brought forward and two stages of work were combined to minimise disruption to the soccer club and other community groups.
Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the upgrade would be completed in time for the 2016 soccer season.
“As well as a new asphalt surface, this upgrade will improve the drainage and profile to reduce the likelihood of flooding, making the car park usable for the groups year-round,” Cr Dwyer said.
“The park, which is in the area known as Reserve 1000, is used by Caloundra City Soccer Club and other groups for soccer training and competitions.
“Junior sporting facilities are vital for our community to maintain the healthy active lifestyle that so many of us enjoy here on the Coast and it’s important the operational aspects of those facilities, such as car parking, are suitable.
“This upgrade is just one of many recreation projects council is investing in this year as part of its $183 million Capital Works Program and combining two stages of this project to minimise inconvenience is a great outcome for the community.”