Gladstone Regional Council undertook public consultation from December 3, 2012 until January 25, 2013 on the proposed redevelopment of Barney Point park.
As a result of this survey the community has supported the redevelopment and Council will be seeking funding for construction within the next two financial years.
Residents have supported the inclusion of shelters, BBQ's, walking paths, revised carpark layouts and upgraded public amenities.
The enhancement and interpretation of the Friend Park historical graves and early settlement structures was also of high importance. This enhances the requirements of the State Heritage Listing of Friend Park.
In early planning of the redevelopment, one proposal included a water play area, however, due to Heritage Listing of the area designated, further consideration for water play was not possible and the soon to be commenced East Shores development includes water play and associated activities. Council therefore considered the development of Barney Point Park should focus upon family gatherings and the use of the stinger enclosure as beneficial to the use of this area.
Feedback from the community was well received and Council appreciates the time taken to complete its survey.
Results of community feedback
To download these results click here
To view the Landcape Concept Plan click here