Parks and Open Spaces
On the Fraser Coast we have over 100 parks, gardens, playgrounds and recreational areas. We know these spaces are well-loved by the community for their recreational and day to day activities.
Council is committed to continuously maintaining and improving our parks and open spaces to make sure these spaces are beautiful and valuable public spaces for the community and visitors. The Fraser Coast is dedicated to providing parks and open spaces that are safe and enjoyable for people of all ages and abilities - to support an active and healthy lifestyle.
This project page is to collaborate with the community in obtaining their feedback on parks and open spaces projects, inviting the community to contribute their ideas to new facilities or the replacement of ageing infrastructure.
A number of parks and open spaces projects are planned for each year. The community are encouraged to have their say in shaping these spaces, including, community feedback on playground equipment, functionality and other assets.
These projects will be listed frequently on this page throughout the year.
Anzac Park Cheapside Street additional car parking infrastructure
Meeting the demand for more car parking
The recent developments and improvements to the facilities at Anzac Park, with upgrades to play and exercise equipment, new shelters with picnic tables and our most recent development being the SplashSide Water Park, have created a demand for more car parking.
Council has engaged consultants to report on car parking requirements for the area, and we now have a preliminary design which provides a solution to the car parking shortfall up to and including the year 2039 as follows:
- Existing large car park – resurfacing works, new line marking and provision of a dedicated service bay
- Cheapside Street on-street parking – new line marking to allocate dedicated car parking spaces on Cheapside Street
- New carparking – a new car park is proposed for Anzac Park accessed from Cheapside Street located in close proximity to SplashSide Water Park.
Benefits to the Community include:
- Sufficient car parking facilities addressing forecasted community demand until 2039
- Compliant and accessible car parking for people of all abilities to use
- Space for ice cream van/ hot food vans to provide break out options for users of the park facilities
- Dedicated on-street parking provides for a safe and controlled parking arrangement.
We held an information session at the park on 28 September 2021 and provided a "have your say" survey which has now closed, to offer you the opportunity to provide valuable feedback on our proposed car parking upgrades and development.
Should you have any queries, please contact Declan Sheeran, Open Space and Environment Project Officer at Development & Community on 1300 79 49 29 Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm or email him on OpenSpaceemail@example.com.
Point Vernon Park - Proposed Pedestrian Access
Providing safe, enjoyable and accessible facilitis for all park users.
Council have been carrying out maintenance and improvements to the facilities at Vernon Park, and as part of this process, we have engaged consultants to design a suitably accessible pathway from the Esplanade to the Park to facilitate enjoyable use of the Park by people of all ages and abilities.
Council is now in receipt of this design which provides an accessible pathway solution for park users comprising the following:
- Connection from existing pathway at the Esplanade and transition to the new pathway into Point Vernon Park
- Accessible circulation route through Point Vernon Park to section of path providing users access to view of Hervey Bay
- Lighting and landscaping is also included in the design proposal.
Benefits identified as a result of the project include:
- Compliant and accessible pathway for people of all abilities to use
- Specific ramp to facilitate people with disabilities including allowances for people in wheelchiars and people using ambulant walking aids
- Lighting design to esnure clear visibility and safe night-time use of pathway
- Landscaping design to soften the immediate impact of the new structure and accelerate natural integration of the new pathway with its environment.
Have your say!
Council invites you to have your say on our design proposal, which can be downloaded from the document library, above right. There is a short survey you can fill in below, or contact us directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The survey and the opportunity for feedback will close on 2 November 2021.
In addition, we will be holding a community information session at the park next week at 4:00pm on Tuesday 26 October 2021. This has been scheduled to offer you the opportunity to provide valuable feedback on our proposed pathway development. We look forward to hearing from you!