Bundaberg Regional Council has released concept designs for the Moore Park Beach masterplan, which is set to become home to a range of community groups and initiatives.
The concept designs, which show a range of modern and nature-inspired buildings and storage options interconnected through a network of pathways, follow the recent release of a tender for construction of the facility.
Mayor, Jack Dempsey said the new community facilities would foster collaboration and provide a dedicated space for a raft of activities from fundraising to social inclusion.
“We have been very pleased to be able to work on this concept with the support and input of a wide variety of community members and organisations to ensure we’re delivering the best outcome for all,” he said.
“The Moore Park Beach masterplan has been developed following significant community consultation and it is very pleasing to see it progressing.
“We have been proactively and progressively updating town centres throughout the region, including Gin Gin, Elliott Heads and Burnett Heads and now the spotlight is on Moore Park Beach.”
Moore Park Beach Community Association treasurer, Jim Harrop said he had been impressed with the consultation process undertaken by Council to get the masterplan to this point.
“The Council has been very consultative,” Mr Harrop said.
“To be honest I’m quite impressed we’re actually getting to the stage where we can deliver on it so quickly, Local Government projects can sometimes take a bit longer.
“From the idea to execution – and it’s something which all the organisations are more than happy with – I think it’s been a fantastic achievement for the Council and association and the community groups.”
Divisional representative, Councillor Jason Bartels said the section of the project currently out to tender involved finalising the design, undertaking the construction, commissioning, certification and hand over of the works.
“In addition to these fantastic community facilities, work will include surf club landscaping and car parking, an upgrade to the holiday park’s sewerage treatment system and external works including footpaths and driveways,” he said.
“Tenders will close shortly before Christmas and will be assessed and awarded in the New Year, so we anticipate work to begin on the ground around the middle of next year.
“I know how excited the entire Moore Park Beach community will be to know that work will soon be underway.”
This stage of the Moore Park Beach masterplan has been supported through the State Government 2022-24 Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program.