Share thoughts on Elliott Heads recreation facilities

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Elliott Heads recreation facilties
Community consultation is now open on new Elliott Heads recreation facilities.

New recreation facilities are set to be constructed on the Elliott Heads foreshore but first Council is seeking community feedback on the location and inclusions.

Funding for the facilities was announced as part of #BRCbudget19 with residents now given the opportunity to have their say before conceptual designs are finalised.

Bundaberg Regional Council parks portfolio spokesperson Cr Wayne Honor said feedback for the Elliott Heads recreation facilities was now open until February.

“There are two possible sites for the location of a new recreation area which residents can provide input into,” Cr Honor said.

“One of which would place the recreation facility near the kiosk opposite the holiday park and a second option which would see it situated next to the Elliott Heads Hall and close to the existing playground.

Elliott Heads recreation facilities
Community consultation is now open on new Elliott Heads recreation facilities with the community invited to choose their preferred location.

“Our parks team is also interested in hearing local knowledge about the area like how and when it’s used now, which will help them to understand how best to meet community needs around the area’s development.”

Elliott Heads recreation facilities

Divisional representative Cr Scott Rowleson said, in addition to location, the community was invited to provide feedback on the style of the Elliott Heads recreation facilities and the elements it could include.

“We’d love to hear from local families about what facilities are most needed to keep our youth entertained in this area,” Cr Rowleson said.

“Through the consultation period there will be many options discussed but what we’re really after is feedback from the community.”

Feedback will be open until 3 February 2020.

The feedback will then help to inform the conceptual design which will also be made available for community check-in.

Construction of the Elliott Heads recreation facilities is not expected to be underway until 2021, with the project required to be completed before the end of June 2021.

To provide feedback complete the online survey or head to one of two community conversation days onsite from 9 am to 11am on Wednesday, 18 December and Saturday, 1 February.

This project is a joint initiative of the Queensland Government and Bundaberg Regional Council.

  • We have visited Elliott Heads a couple of times for coffee and have been amazed at the wonderful landscape/design of the area. Congratulations, it is a credit to all concerned.

  • This is a beautiful area and I think either site will certainly enhance the attraction for visitors of the Elliott Heads foreshore in addition to all of the existing facilities available.

  • A skate park would be a great addition to Bundaberg/Elliott Heads. The precinct should cater for all levels of the sport both intermediate and experienced. There has been so many great skate parks build in QLD and Australia this year , I think it’s our turn BRC to make a statement to the wider extreme sports community that we have the facilities and we’d like to accommodate youse here in Bundaberg.
    I am a life time skateboard rider and would love the opportunity to have my input on what happens. I’d even like to run skate schools at the facility. Looking forward David Cox

  • Elliott Heads has always attracted kite and wind surfing tourists and locals. It is known worldwide for an great place for these two sports. These sports are also an attraction for visitors to watch. Without space for them to set up close to the water, it will no longer be attractive or feasible for them. Tourists are an important part of our economy and our local water sports people need to be considered as well; let’s find a balance and have areas for them that are close to the water as some of their equipment is heavy.

  • I’ve been to Elliott Heads a few times and was amazed at the change over the years. It’s really lovely and great to take family and visitors, however, just wondering with all the allocation of funds for these projects why does it seem that Moore Park Beach misses out on beautification..we need a new surf club and the Northern end gets nought done and the ratepayers here are paying the same extra charges for the beautification of the Greater Bundaberg area..

  • Don’t over clutter the site. Most people go to Elliott heads to enjoy the water. The non-surf area suits many people. There is limited parking, keep the area for beach goers. Let Bargara have all the bells and whistles.