Peggy Banfield Park
The Peggy Banfield Park was designed with the Northern Beaches community in mind. The goal is to create open spaces that allow people to have fun, get active and be social.
Through a series of community consultation days and online surveys, residents were invited to have their say about what would be included in this master plan, which illustrates the long term strategy for the park and its facilities.
The Queensland Government provided $1.5 million for construction of Stage 1 of the park which is underway and due to open on 1 April 2017.
Council is currently using recycled water to irrigate the site during Level 3 water restrictions. This has meant that the site has had to remain closed until it's properly established.
Stage 1 includes:
- construction of new entrance to the park for safety
- dog off leash areas
- BBQ shelters
- play spaces for all ages
- two new football playing fields
- four grass netball training courts
- connecting paths
Funding for Stage 2 has been secured with another $1.5 million from the Queensland Government going towards this jointly funded initiative between the state and Townsville City Council.
Planning will start shortly and construction is set to finish in December 2018.
Stage 2 includes:
- construction of an all access playground
- new football playing field
- new multisport oval
- half basketball court
- two hard courts (tennis and netball)
- amenities block and connecting paths
Master Plan Fact Sheet (PDF, 7.1 MB)