- Friday 10 December 2010
Sunshine Coast Council yesterday endorsed for community consultation, a draft Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex Master Plan.
The draft master plan aligns with Council’s draft Sunshine Coast Sport and Active Recreation Strategy and, focuses on the Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex venue as a regional sports facility.
Council now seeks community feedback on the draft Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex Master Plan which has been developed to ensure that the immediate and longer term demand for quality sport and recreation facilities in Maroochydore and surrounding localities can be met.
Key recommendations in the draft include:
- proposed future use of the currently undeveloped area to the east of the complex, including extending the rectangular playing fields to the east, to accommodate two full sized fields;
- dedicated use of all three playing fields by AFL;
- development of a 3-court indoor facility, including health and fitness programming space, café/kiosk and offices;
- extended car parking;
- consideration of a Major Venues Unit to oversee the management of the facility.
Division 7 Councillor, and Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex Advisory Committee member, Ted Hungerford said the intent of the draft Master Plan is to provide a framework for future development of Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex over an extended time period so that ad hoc improvements are avoided and community use and long term viability are maximised.
“We now want to hear from the community and welcome their views about this draft plan,” he said.
“The adoption and finalisation of this plan will provide council and stakeholders with a sound base to lobby the state and federal governments for implementation funding,” he said.
“A realistic and achievable design has been developed in consultation with user groups, aimed at providing a functional, attractive, and sustainable reserve precinct. This is an exciting time for all residents of the Sunshine Coast and I encourage interested parties to take the opportunity to express their thoughts and views about the Master Plan’s recommendations.”
The draft Master Plan and Feedback Form will be available on Council’s website at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au from Monday 13 December.