The Queensland Government is looking to develop a detailed plan to preserve and improve approximately 140 hectares of coastal parkland. It includes the area to the north of Muriel Henchman Park, to the west of Seaworld Drive (including Doug Jennings Park and the Marine stadium) and the Federation Walk Coastal Reserve to the east of Seaworld Drive.
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The Spit parkland is Crown Land, controlled by the Queensland Government.
Doug Jennings Park, specifically, is under the Trusteeship of the Gold Coast Waterways Authority.
The Queensland Government is preserving this public open space in perpetuity and undertaking detailed planning for improvements.
In addition to improvements already planned for Doug Jennings Park, this may include replanting of native vegetation at the northern end, well defined and maintained walking trails and better community facilities.
The Queensland Government would like community members, community organisations and local businesses to nominate the attributes they desire for The Spit parkland and provide their views on how best to manage its long term future. Your feedback can be provided via online survey or by attending a Community Consultation Session at the Broadwater Parklands on Sunday 19 March 2017 from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm.
The Queensland Government plans to protect The Spit parkland and give it a family-friendly makeover. The Queensland Government seeks to improve the amenity of the area and this independent consultation seeks to understand what improvements the community would like in the precinct.
Improved access and parking should be among a range of issues to be considered.
The Queensland Government has commissioned an independent consultation program to seek the views of community members, community organisations and local businesses about how best to rejuvenate and permanently protect public open space on The Spit.
Consultation and feedback processes will include community information sessions, business and stakeholder briefings, formal feedback via the project websites or feedback forms, project and consultation factsheets and other communications, project email for registrations and 1800 number for inquiries.
Consultation is underway and will continue until early April 2017. If you would like to be involved in this community consultation, please:
- Complete the online survey
- Attend the Community Consultation Session on Sunday 19 March 2017 at the Broadwater Parkland from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm
The Spit Consultation
c/- PO Box 10069
Brisbane Adelaide Street QLD 4000
The consultation program will continue until early April 2017.
Feedback and commentary will be collated in reports for stakeholders and the community, and for the Queensland Government.
The protection and enhancement of the northern end of The Spit is unrelated to the consultation regarding the proposed Integrated Resort Development (ASF proposal) site. However, it is efficient to conduct the two consultation programs at the same time because the two projects are likely to be of interest to similar community groups and community members.
While the Queensland Government acknowledges that other consultation programs have been conducted on specific areas of The Spit and on specific projects, this is the first time the Queensland Government has commissioned its own consultation on The Spit parkland as a whole, and sought community views on their improvement and permanent protection.
The Queensland Government has commissioned Donaldson Consulting Group, an independent consultancy, to seek the views of community members, community organisations and local businesses about how best to rejuvenate and permanently protect public open space on The Spit.
The independent consultant will collate feedback and commentary and prepare reports for stakeholders and the community, and for the Queensland Government.
The carpark is an existing development south of the Parklands consultation area.