Park upgrades - various parks

Park and pathway

Through the park upgrades project, some parks will benefit from new recreation and play opportunities whilst others will receive upgrades to meet changed standards and population growth. 

Parrot Tree Park, fronting Peters Road, Meringandan West, is planned to be upgraded to a local recreation park standard with the priority for the $120,000 allocated in 2017/18 focussing on increasing opportunities for play and visitor facilities.

Start date

November 2017

Target completion date

April 2018

The Oakey Linear Corridor Parks which include Cory St Park, Rotary Park, Gordon Park, Cherry St, and Arthur Shooter Park will continue to benefit from the next expenditure of $365,000 to complete the priority works set out in the Oakey Linear Corridor Master Plan. Major landscaping works at Arthur Shooter Park will include new and upgraded paths, the creation of an amphitheatre space, whilst other works at Rotary Park will include upgraded paths, shelters, and furniture and play equipment.

Start date

Commenced in May 2017

Target completion date

October 2017

Building on the already well loved Webb Park improvements of recent years, the proposed upgrade aims to provide better access and improved visitor facilities across this escarpment park.  The $250,000 allocated in the 2017/18 budget will include all elements such as design, project management and construction of facilities, such as additional picnic facilities and linkages through the park, between play areas and to the adjacent bushland park.

Start date

February 2018 (for any major construction works)

Target completion date

May 2018 (for any major construction works)

Ensuring that Picnic Point continues to be one of our premier parks, $100,000 has been allocated for master planning to commence in 2017/18.  Activities for the year will include:

  • Development of a Conservation Management Plan, as required by the Queensland Government with Picnic Point being a State Heritage listed place
  • Background studies needed to develop a Master Plan. These studies will involve researching the location of services and detailed surveys and consultation with key stakeholders and the community around the values of Picnic Point parklands.

Start date

September 2017

Target completion date

June 2018

The key assets that will be upgraded as part of Queens Park’s continued master plan implementation will include expenditure of $1.2 million on the removal and replacement of the centrally located amenities, access enhancements to the Margaret Street frontage, as well as some small sections of pathway and lighting improvements.

Start date

October 2017 - central amenities construction to commence

Target completion date

December 2017 - central amenities construction to be completed

Consultation with the communities of Kingsthorpe and Pittsworth has guided the development of master plans for the Pittsworth District Recreation Park (including Bridgman Oval, Lions Park, Apex Park, and Rotaract Parks) and Rosalie Walk and Settlers Park. $400,000 in total will be spent, on improvements to these parks, including new paths, picnic settings, shade, play equipment, lighting and seating.

Start date

September 2017

Target completion date

June 2018

Nearly $400,000 has been allocated in 2017/18 towards renewing and replacing at end-of-life play equipment, shade and softfall at nine parks across the region including Jondaryan Park, Lions Park (Millmerran) and Errol Munt Recreation Reserve, Yarraman. These upgrades will ensure our play facilities are meeting the demands of population growth, changes to safety standards and will meet the increasing expectations of the play experience for children.

Errol Munt Recreation Reserve playground will be complete before the end of September 2017, while others will be scheduled throughout the year.

Start date

July 2017

Target completion date

June 2018

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