- Friday 20 May 2011
The Sunshine Coast manages more than 780 hectares of recreational parks throughout the region.
These special parcels of land, within the region’s open space network, cater for informal recreational, social, cultural and leisure activities for the community.
Recreational parks vary in size throughout the region. Generally a park less than two hectares in area services a small local community; a district park between two and five hectares services a higher density setting; and a Coast-wide recreational park of at least 20 hectares services on average more than 30,000 people.
At a special budget meeting recently Sunshine Coast Council endorsed a 10-year $62 million capital works program. The program will guide the renewal of existing assets and the construction of new assets within recreational parks over the next decade.
Council is committed to providing quality spaces that encourage active and healthy communities and in the 2011/12 financial year will spend in excess of $9.4 million on the replacement and upgrade of recreational parks.
To find out more about what council does go to www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au