Unpolished gem promises much enjoyment for Maroochydore community
  • Tuesday 30 August 2011

Unwrapping Maroochydore Lions Park to reveal vast potential for locals and visitors to enjoy BBQs, children’s playground, community events, picnics, walks along the foreshore and much more.

Community feedback to date has confirmed Sunshine Coast Council is on the right track to revitalise this significant environmental and recreational park precinct next to Eudlo Creek.

Division 7 Councillor Ted Hungerford said a steady stream of locals and visitors viewed the Lions Park, Maroochydore Landscape Concept Plan over the weekend and had their say at the "Meet us in the Park" community engagement event.

"Ideally positioned along the banks of Eudlo Creek, the park has so much to offer but has become degraded over the years," he said.

"The opportunity exists to undertake significant environmental remediation and create one of the regions premier waterside parklands for the community.

"Now is the time to take the cobwebs off and let the diamond shine through.

"This is a major and long overdue $1.1million investment into this wonderful precinct.

"The community feedback on Sunday showed strong support towards the concept plan’s aims to enhance the unique character and sense of place of Lions Park and Eudlo Creek including enhancing the park facilities and improving environmental, recreational, aesthetic and social amenity to cater for a range of user groups.

"This concept plan and the identified priorities will guide the detailed design, construction and refurbishment of key parkland elements in a staged process of implementation over future years, subject to funding.

"I’d like to say thank you to the community for providing your valuable input on the future of this important precinct."

If you missed the community engagement event on Sunday, there is still an opportunity to view the Draft Landscape Concept Plan online at council’s website and provide written feedback by email to ispmb@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au  or by mail to Sunshine Coast Council, Locked Bag 72, Sunshine Coast Mail Centre, QLD 4560 by Monday 5 September 2011.

Some of the park features in the draft landscape plan include:

  • Passive recreational area and lookout point
  • BBQ and picnic shelters
  • Foreshore promenade walk
  • Beach side picnic area
  • Public toilet and amenities
  • Boat trailer parking relocated to provide additional parallel parking
  • Pontoon / jetty adjacent to boat ramp with mooring and boat launch facilities (subject to DERM approval)
  • Drainage basin connected through site to achieve water sensitive urban design
  • Multifunctional community shelter, terrace and event staging area
  • Community activity area with table and seating node below shade trees