Residents to have their say on Heatley Park Upgrade

Date published: 20 September 2018

Local residents are being asked to provide their suggestions about what they want as part of the Heatley Park upgrade project.

The concept plan for the park upgrade includes a new playground, fitness course, football fields, picnic facilities, bike track, irrigation system, refurbished remote-control car track and canine obedience field.

Mayor Jenny Hill said residents will be able to have their say about what they want to see included in the park upgrade until September 29 – when an information stall will be held at Heatley Park.

“We want to find out what locals would like included as part of the project,” Cr Hill said.

“Council is committed to improving our parks and public spaces right across our community and there’s no doubt Heatley Park deserves an upgrade.

“That’s why it’s important that everyone who uses the park has an opportunity to tell Council what they want included in the project.”

The upgrade is a Works For Queensland Project – which is funded by the Queensland Government.

Member for Thuringowa, Aaron Harper, said the Queensland Government is investing more than $3 million in upgrading Heatley Park.

“The Works for Queensland program is funding this upgrade, which will make a huge difference for local families and provide an economic boost by creating and supporting local jobs,” Mr Harper said.

Local Councillor Kurt Rehbein said he had been lobbying for the upgrade of Heatley Park.

“Heatley Park is popular with locals and gets a lot of use from sports clubs and community groups,” Cr Rehbein said.

“This upgrade will encourage even more locals – particularly families – to get outside and use the park.”

Information stalls will be held at Heatley Park on the following days:

  • Wednesday 26 September between 2pm and 5pm
  • Saturday 29 September between 9am and 1pm

If you are unable to attend the information sessions an online survey is available. The online survey will close on 5pm, 29 September 2018.