Residents encouraged to have their say on Corcoran Park upgrades

Date published: 10 May 2018

Townsville City Council is upgrading Corcoran Park and seeking community input from residents on what they want included in the soon-to-be-improved public space.

Council has developed a draft Concept Plan for the Corcoran Park upgrade proposed new facilities – such as new sporting fields, an interactive electronic playground and new pathways and landscaping to promote active lifestyles, bring people together and contribute to the wellbeing of Townsville city.

Residents are being encouraged to have their say on the proposed new features they would like included in the upgrade of Corcoran Park at public consultations or by completing an online survey before construction commences in June.

Infrastructure Committee Chair Councillor Mark Molachino said community consultation is important to understand what locals want out of the upgrade.

“Talking with locals allows council to get a better perspective on the upgrade, I encourage residents to come along to one of the consultations or get onto the Townsville City Council website and complete the survey,” Cr Molachino said.

“Feedback will ensure the proposed facilities meet the community’s expectations as part of the upgrade.”.

Division 9 Councillor Colleen Doyle said the proposed facilities at Corcoran Park would benefit the local community by developing inclusive environments for all.

“The proposed upgrade includes an interactive electronic playground, which allows children of all abilities to play together,” Cr Doyle said.

The interactive electronic playground tests speed and agility with a pattern of alternating lights in play space designed to build hand-eye coordination and physical strength.

“It’s important the community has their say on upgrades in our parks to ensure the facilities locals want are included.”

The draft Concept Plan for Corcoran Park proposes new facilities such as:

  • Playground (ages 2-12)
  • Barbeque Facilities
  • Cross Training and Obstacle Course
  • Interactive Electronic Playground
  • Half-Court Basketball
  • Concrete Pump Track
  • New Netball Courts
  • New Sports Field
  • New Shelters
  • New Pathway
  • Learn-to-Ride Facilities

Public consultations will be held:

  • 10 May 2018- Castletown Shopping Centre, 4pm to 8pm
  • 12 May 2018- Rising Sun Shopping Centre, 8am to 1pm

Residents can complete an online community consultation survey on our website.