Work has started on an upgrade to Headland Park at Point Lookout (Mulumba) on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah).
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the upgrade would provide a new lease of life to the popular park.
“This fabulous park is well-loved and enjoyed by local residents and the wider Redlands Coast community,” she said.
“New features will allow even more people to enjoy this wonderful space with room to rest, relax, play, picnic and appreciate Minjerribah’s spectacular environment.
“There will be a new marine-themed play space with dual-slide climbing unit, nest swing, spring rocker and shell cubby in the clearing near the existing amenities block.
“Nearby will be picnic facilities including a shelter, table, seating and barbecue, and another shelter with a table and seating will be located near the bus stop.
“The adjoining carpark will be sealed to provide more formalised parking spaces as well as additional protection for environmental values including minimising erosion and improving drainage.”
Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell said the upgrade would complement residents’ and visitors’ enjoyment of nearby features and attractions.
“Thousands of visitors annually access the southern entry of the Gorge Walk via Headland Park and pedestrians traverse its grassy open space to access both South Gorge Beach and Main Beach,” he said.
“With shops, cafes and gelati nearby, the upgrades to Headland Park will see it become an even more popular recreation space.
“The new facilities will make it easier for visitors and residents to stay a little longer and better enjoy their time outdoors in this very special place.”
Upgrade works are expected to be completed by Easter in mid-April, weather permitting.