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Pioneer Park in Landsborough
Officially opened

by Cameron Outridge

Caloundra City Council has transformed a bush block into a lasting memorial to the pioneers who helped shape the history of Landsborough and the Sunshine Coast region.

Caloundra City Mayor, Councillor Don Aldous said Pioneer Park, located at the entrance to the township of Landsborough, has been transformed to provide a memorial to those hardworking men and women whose tenacity and pioneering spirit set the footprint for this region.

"The centrepiece of the new park is the installation of 10 plaques depicting the pioneers of the region, which have been set into large boulders," Cr Aldous said.

"They serve as an enduring testament to their memory, but also provide an opportunity to highlight the history of our hinterland and preserve our rich heritage for future generations.

"A little over a hectare in size, the environmental attributes of the park will also be preserved for future generations, as it contains vegetation that has been classified as endangered in Caloundra City - mainly scribbly gum, ironbark, black butt eucalypts and the wallum understorey."

Divisional Councillor Dell Winkler, who instigated the project, said the $100,000 facelift has taken 12 months to complete and also includes a new playground, toilet facilities, car park, shade shelters, barbecue, seating and commissioned chainsaw sculptures of native wildlife.

"This project, although a passion of mine, is a tremendous community asset and would not have been possible without the help of the Landsborough Historical Society and local business Transportable Shade Sheds, who donated the shade shelter."

  Cr Dell Winkler and Don Aldous open Pioneer Park

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