What specific site does the Queensland Government refer to as “The Spit parkland”?
The Queensland Government is looking to develop a detailed plan to preserve and improve the area to the north of Sea World, including Muriel Henchman Park, Doug Jennings Park, the Marine stadium, Federation Walk Coastal Reserve and Philip Park (other than a small parcel on a long-term lease to the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort) to the east of Seaworld Drive.
Who owns the land described as The Spit parkland?
The Spit parkland is Crown Land, controlled by the Queensland Government.
Doug Jennings Park, specifically, is under the Trusteeship of the Gold Coast Waterways Authority.
What is the Queensland Government proposing for The Spit parkland?
The Queensland Government is preserving this public open space in perpetuity and undertaking detailed planning for improvements.
In addition to improvements already planned for Doug Jennings Park, this may include replanting of native vegetation at the northern end, well defined and maintained walking trails and better community facilities.
The Queensland Government would like community members, community organisations and local businesses to nominate the attributes they desire for The Spit parkland and provide their views on how best to manage its long term future. Your feedback can be provided via online survey or by attending a Community Consultation Session at the Broadwater Parklands on Sunday 19 March 2017 from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm.
How will the community benefit from improvements to The Spit parkland?
The Queensland Government plans to protect The Spit parkland and give it a family-friendly makeover. The Queensland Government seeks to improve the amenity of the area and this independent consultation seeks to understand what improvements the community would like in the precinct.
Will proposed improvements to The Spit parkland deal with the chronic access and parking issues already on the Spit and Main Beach?
Improved access and parking should be among a range of issues to be considered.
What process does the Queensland Government propose to undertake for detailed planning for improvements to The Spit parkland?
The Queensland Government has commissioned an independent consultation program to seek the views of community members, community organisations and local businesses about how best to rejuvenate and permanently protect public open space on The Spit.
Consultation and feedback processes will include community information sessions, business and stakeholder briefings, formal feedback via the project websites or feedback forms, project and consultation factsheets and other communications, project email for registrations and 1800 number for inquiries.
When will the Queensland Government's community consultation on the The Spit parkland take place?
The Community Consultation has now closed.
Feedback and commentary will be collated in reports for stakeholders and the community, and for the Queensland Government.
Why did the Queensland Government conduct two consultation programs at the same time?
The protection and enhancement of the northern end of The Spit was unrelated to the consultation regarding the proposed Integrated Resort Development (ASF proposal) site. However, it was efficient to conduct the two consultation programs at the same time because the two projects were likely to be of interest to similar community groups and community members.
There has already been recent community consultation on Doug Jennings Park and the Gold Coast 2016 City Plan, so why has the Queensland Government commissioned another consultation program?
While the Queensland Government acknowledges that other consultation programs have been conducted on specific areas of The Spit and on specific projects, this is the first time the Queensland Government has commissioned its own consultation on The Spit parkland as a whole, and sought community views on their improvement and permanent protection.
Who conducted the community consultation program?
The Queensland Government commissioned Donaldson Consulting Group, an independent consultancy, to seek the views of community members, community organisations and local businesses about how best to rejuvenate and permanently protect public open space on The Spit.
What happens at the end of the consultation program?
The independent consultant will collate feedback and commentary and prepare reports for stakeholders and the community, and for the Queensland Government.
Why is the council carpark, (south of the Parkland community consultation area on the area map) not included in the community consultation area?
The carpark is an existing development south of the Parklands consultation area.