Residents welcomed the opportunity to be involved in the Moore Park Beach community hub masterplan with a great turnout at this week’s information meeting.
Mayor Jack Dempsey and divisional representative Cr Jason Bartels joined consultants Insite SJC and Council staff to launch the concept and give residents an opportunity to provide feedback and ideas to inform the masterplan.
Mayor Dempsey said it was crucial to get the community’s feedback during the early stages of the Moore Park Beach masterplan.
“It was terrific to see so many members of the community turn up with lots of good ideas of how they want to masterplan their piece of Moore Park Beach into the future,” he said.
“There were certainly great conversations, a lot of details collected, but also reassurance to the community that this is just the start of the journey.
“If they have any other information that they weren't able to give on this particular evening, there's plenty of time to get that in so we can have a properly planned out area.”
“The main priorities identified by residents were in regards to the development of a new community hub, plans for the surf lifesaving club, the caravan park and the duck pond.
“But the sense was also that residents did not want Moore Park Beach to lose its current identity because as we know this is already a wonderful seaside community with lots of character and charm.”
The night was hosted by the Moore Park Beach Community Association and the Moore Park Surf Lifesaving Club was also discussed in detail, with president Leigh Schuch giving the group an update on plans and costs.
Many people took surveys to complete, which is also available online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MPBmasterplan