Council is proposing to upgrade two open spaces in Kingscliff, Faulks Park and Ed Parker Rotary Park, and is liaising with community groups to develop draft landscape concept plans for the revamps.
The Kingscliff Ratepayers and Progress Association (KRAPA) has endorsed both plans and Council has put them on public exhibition from 25 February to 22 March, to invite community feedback on the designs and proposed facilities.
The proposed projects are the latest in a series of park upgrades along the Tweed Shire coastline.
Plans for Faulks Park, located at the southern end of Marine Parade (near the boat ramp), include:
The existing toilet block was damaged by fire several years ago. It is proposed the new facility will be relocated into Faulks Park so park users don't have to cross the car park access road to reach the toilets. The new facility will also meet current accessibility standards.
New play equipment will be installed to cater for a range of age groups.
The Faulks Park Landscape Concept Plan shows a holistic masterplan for the area, which will be undertaken as a staged development because of budget constraints. These stages will be determined once a finalised concept plan has been adopted.
Kingscliff Rotary Club and Council have developed a plan to revitalise Ed Parker Rotary Park, located on the north eastern side of the Cudgen Creek Bridge.
The plan addresses several issues including creek bank erosion and controlling access to the park by vehicles.
Works identified in the plan are not currently funded. However, it will identify the works to be completed as funds and other resources become available, with Rotary members planning to undertake many of the improvements as club projects. The club will use the plan to apply for funding.
Main elements of the draft plan include:
A low raised walkway through a tidal area to create access to a beach area and reduce access tracks up the bank face.