Truly unique park misses the mark

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS OPINION -

LIGHT shows, in­ter­ac­tive games, chil­dren’s play area, per­for­mance area seat­ing – yes, we have it all.

But wait – there is not more.

The Mas­ter Plan clearly in­di­cates a des­ig­nated area for toi­let fa­cil­i­ties but, be­lieve it or not, they do not ex­ist.

Pa­trons are ex­pected to use:

■ The li­brary (which is locked and closed af­ter hours)

■ The Civic Cen­tre (which is not avail­able af­ter hours) ■ Coolum Beach Bowls Club

Clearly, Cr Steve Robin­son must have no­ticed this omis­sion when he at­tended to the of­fi­cial open­ing of the mil­lion dol­lar park up­grade even if he was un­aware of the bud­get short­fall be­fore pri­ori­tis­ing other fa­cil­i­ties for pub­lic en­ter­tain­ment.

The costly at­tempt of the failed in­stal­la­tion of air-con­di­tion­ing in the Civic Cen­tre, the duct­ing of which was in­stalled twice and twice re­moved was also part of the park up­grade and as yet non-ex­is­tent.

But wait – there is still not more.

Bun­nings ap­pli­ca­tion for de­vel­op­ment again re­jected by coun­cil cit­ing 2000 ob­jec­tions while Sek­isui’s five star water­front high-rise mega re­sort at Ya­roomba Beach was ap­proved in spite of 9000 sig­na­tures of ob­jec­tors, and against the ex­ist­ing town plan.

— B MAR­SHALL

Coolum Beach

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