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Planning Progress for Settlers Rise

by Cameron Outridge

Funding of $3,000 has now been officially released by the council to commence the masterplanning of Settlers Rotary Park. The funding has come from Division 2 Parks Developer Account.  Settlers Rotary Park consists of two parcels of land which the council purchased for two reasons.

The first to obtain the necessary land needed for the widening and intersection works on the corner of Bruce and Reed Streets.   The second reason to provide an entry park for the township of GlassHouse Mountains.  Settler’s Rotary Park is being developed as a joint project between Caloundra City Council and members of the Rotary Club of the GlassHouse Mountains.   Rotarians have held two working bees in the park and are committed to on-going planning and maintenance.

From left, Peter Moller, John Kemp, Ed Malone,
Anna Grosskreutz and Barry Mcquay on site.

A parks committee has been elected from within the service club ranks with Peter Moller the Chairman. Other Rotarians included on the committee are Glass House Newsagent Barry McQuay as well as Ed Malone and John Kemp.

“Recently I travelled to Toowoomba with the Rotary Parks Committee members and their wives to look at parks in the Darling Downs region,” said Councillor Anna Grosskreutz recently   “The purpose of this visit was to gain ideas from areas such as the garden capital. Toowoomba has also developed great parks in areas where flooding occurs.  “Council’s flood data confirms that some of Settler’s Rotary Park area is subject to flooding and this can become a bonus if a water feature becomes part of the planning,” she said.   “This is an exciting gateway project for Glass House and the council will be asking for community input as soon as some initial plans are put together. At this stage that will probably be later this month or early in May and I will let everyone know the date and venue as soon as it comes to hand.”

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.