New shelters, viewing terraces and furniture added to Buderim park
  • Friday 22 April 2016
Councillor Ted Hungerford at Buderim Village Park

Construction on the latest stage of Buderim Village Park – a 3.4 hectare public park with landscaped gardens, a lush village green and stunning views of the Glasshouse Mountains and the Pacific Ocean – is underway.

New features include two barbecue shelters, viewing terraces with seating areas, lighting and custom-designed furniture which celebrates Buderim’s heritage by displaying bottles from the early 1900s which were found on the site.

Divisional 7 Councillor Ted Hungerford, who was onsite today to inspect the progress, said work would be completed in June.

“Earlier stages of work focused more on the horizontal aspects of the park now we’re seeing more vertical aspects, such as shelters and furniture, come in to place to provide more opportunities for the community to enjoy the space,” Cr Hungerford said.

“The new furniture includes custom-designed coffee tables that showcase bottles and jars council found while undertaking earthworks in 2014.

“The bottles will sit underneath a layer of specialised glass that has the original labels, such as Vegemite, Wimmers and local brands, etched into it.

“It’s quite a unique and special way to recognise the history of the site.”

Cr Hungerford said council would stop construction for Anzac Day and start again soon after.

“The park is a significant site for Buderim’s Anzac Day commemorations and council will stop construction and ensure the site is well presented for the services.”

Council purchased this land in 2010 and undertook community consultation before work started to create an open space facility.

Further stages of the park, including a multi-functional performance area, a children’s play area and public amenities are subject to council’s future budget considerations.