Livingstone Shire Councillor Nigel Hutton and Mayor Bill Ludwig with Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and Member for Keppel Brittany turn the SOD on the long-awaited Yeppoon foreshore development. Photo Christine McKee / The Morning Bulletin
Livingstone Shire Councillor Nigel Hutton and Mayor Bill Ludwig with Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and Member for Keppel Brittany turn the SOD on the long-awaited Yeppoon foreshore development. Photo Christine McKee / The Morning Bulletin Christine Mckee

Positive response to Livingstone foreshore open day

LIVINGSTONE Shire Council has starting meeting with more than 20 key stakeholder groups as part of their continuing community consultation plan, following a positive turnout at Monday's Foreshore Open Day at the Town Hall.

Residents were invited to provide comment and indicate their preference on a number of feature elements suggested as part of the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation Project, ranging from open space and parklands, lazy river style lagoon to mini golf, mangrove boardwalks and jetties.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said it was fantastic to see the Livingstone community take such an active interest in the once-in-a-lifetime project.

"The feedback my fellow Councillors and Council planning staff received throughout both the morning and afternoon sessions was very positive," Cr Ludwig said.

"The community shares our vision to revitalise the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre.  I want to thank the 180 people who registered on the day and put forward their suggestions and ideas.

"The public response to an initial 'snap-shot' survey on Council's website was also very positive with more than 175 responses received, which provided us with a broad range of community ideas and feedback.

"But of course this is only the start of the consultation phase. Over the next three months we will meet with hundreds of residents from more than 20 key stakeholder groups to discuss their ideas and suggestions.

"These will include local business and community organisations, arts and seniors citizen groups, sporting clubs, major event organisers, youth groups, as well as more whole of community open days and public displays.

"This information gathered will be passed on to the specialist urban design team which will be appointed next month to develop a master-plan to transform Yeppoon into one of Queensland's premier coastal destinations," Cr Ludwig said.

"Council aims to be in a position to present the revised master-plan to the community by March next year."

For more information on the revitalisation of the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre go to livingstone.qld.gov.au  



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