Open space for Moffat Beach
  • Thursday 15 November 2012

There will be more open space for the community to enjoy thanks to Sunshine Coast Council’s recent purchase of 1.6ha of land in William St, Moffat Beach.

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the purchase is in a fantastic location and our Sunshine Coast community is going to love having more open space in a natural setting.

"It’s a well known site to the local community because of the lovely bushland setting and prominent location," Councillor Dwyer said.

"A section of the land will be dedicated as a nature focussed local park while another section is expected to be sold to retain residential use of the land. Details will be determined by council in the future.

"The aim is to keep existing natural features like the stands of eucalypts that are characteristic of the vegetation that used to be found all over the Moffatt Beach area.

"We’ll be talking to the community in the future about keeping the existing natural character and charm of the park.

"This really is a special site, as it’s a small pocket of nature in an urbanised environment. The tranquil setting will give locals a peaceful space to relax in and take in the birdlife and natural surrounds.

"While council is keen for locals and visitors to access the new park, we need to complete a site safety audit, finalise boundary alignments and construct necessary fencing. Once this is completed we’ll be letting the community know that the site is theirs to access and enjoy.

"The Sunshine Coast Open Space Strategy 2011 drives the direction for these types of land acquisitions.

"The aim is to have a wide range of open space locations that are in different settings and provide diverse experiences for locals and visitors all across the Coast."