Coastal park gets multi-million-dollar upgrade
Published on 29 September 2022
One of the Gold Coast’s most popular foreshore parks is set for a makeover with three related projects worth an estimated $9 million. Work starts next week.
The family-favourite Tallebudgera Creek Park will be upgraded with new and more accessible facilities while the nearby boardwalk will be extended with the addition of a viewing platform.
The final “piece in the jigsaw’’ is the seawall on the northern end of Palm Beach. This will be renewed to maintain the entrance to the creek and prevent beach erosion.
“The City is committed to improving and maintaining our parks and recreational facilities to enhance the fantastic outdoor lifestyle our city is renowned for,” said Acting Mayor Donna Gates.
“These upgrades will transform the Tallebudgera parklands into a destination foreshore park for everyone to enjoy with increased levels of accessibility for those with reduced mobility.”
Assistant Minister for Local Government Nikki Boyd said the State Government was enhancing the Gold Coast’s already great lifestyle.
“Gold Coasters are rightly proud of their world class lifestyle, with the beaches and parks world famous and shorthand for Queensland,” Assistant Minister Boyd said.
“The State Government is investing in the Gold Coast with $800,000 for the Tallebudgera Creek Park upgrade. The upgrades will deliver better access to the famous beach and public amenities like barbecue areas and playgrounds.
“With the upgrades we’ll see more good jobs for locals and an even better lifestyle for Queenslanders.”
The wall has withstood severe weather events since being constructed in the 1970s and is essential in protecting the beach against erosion.
The Tallebudgera Creek Park improvements include:
- New pathways and improved beach access
- New public amenities
- A ‘Changing Places’ facility for persons with reduced mobility access
- New high quality all-inclusive playground
- Upgraded barbecue and picnic areas
- A wider boardwalk with viewing platform
- New tree planting.
The works are expected to be completed by mid-2023.
The Tallebudgera Creek Park Accessibility Upgrade project is jointly funded by the Australian Government, Queensland Government and City of Gold Coast. Australian Government funding of $950,000 is being provided through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program and Queensland Government funding of $800,000 is being provided through the SE QLD Community Stimulus Program, with the City of Gold Coast contributing the rest. The LRCI program supports local councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia, supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Tallebudgera Creek Boardwalk Renewal and Upgrade project is being made possible through $2,473,650 funding from the Australian Government through the LRCI Program.
*The City will minimise community impact by completing the work in three stages. The dog off-leash area will be temporarily reduced in size and some areas of the beach will be temporarily closed during construction hours.
For the Park Upgrade project renders, visit www.dropbox.com/sh/2dxehnurug7n7bj/AABKzGn1cAw6CEVex8SKnq_Aa?dl=0