Currumbin Eco-Parkland

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The Queensland Government has honoured its 2020 election promise to the community to acquire 148 hectares of land on the Southern Gold Coast, now known as Currumbin Eco-Parkland. The project will ensure the land in Currumbin will remain protected for generations to come and create one of the largest eco-parklands in Australia.

The site was acquired on 30 November 2021 and a community engagement process began on 22 December 2021 seeking community feedback with respect to the site. Economic Development Queensland will lead delivery, given the proposed involvement of other State agencies and Council.

The site presents opportunities for the

The Queensland Government has honoured its 2020 election promise to the community to acquire 148 hectares of land on the Southern Gold Coast, now known as Currumbin Eco-Parkland. The project will ensure the land in Currumbin will remain protected for generations to come and create one of the largest eco-parklands in Australia.

The site was acquired on 30 November 2021 and a community engagement process began on 22 December 2021 seeking community feedback with respect to the site. Economic Development Queensland will lead delivery, given the proposed involvement of other State agencies and Council.

The site presents opportunities for the preservation and rehabilitation of the natural environment including flood plain storage and endangered ecosystems.

The Currumbin Eco-Parkland project comprises 148 hectares of land within the Currumbin Valley. Concept planning for the parkland has commenced and once completed will include:

  • Sporting and recreational elements for family and community enjoyment
  • Protections for local koala habitats, including fodder eucalypt plantation
  • Nature based recreational trails; and
  • Opportunities for rehabilitation and appreciation of the natural environment through eco-tourism.

Community consultation

EDQ is engaging with the community to gather feedback on the options plan for the Currumbin Eco-Parkland to help inform development of a master plan.

Engagement to date:

  • 23 March 2022 – face-to-face meeting held with groups who have environmental interests. Meeting notes available under the Library tab
  • 27 April 2022 – meeting held with community members who have sporting and recreational interests. Presentations and meeting notes are available under the Library tab.

Upcoming engagement – postponed due to expected wet weather conditions predicted for the remainder of the week:

  • New date: Thursday 2 June 2022 – for community members who have registered an Expression of Interest (EOI). Seating for this event is limited, so if you have not registered but would like to, please contact edqengagement@dsdti.qld.gov.au. This session will be prioritised for people who have not yet attended a face-to-face session.
  • If you have already registered for the postponed event, please re-register for the new date of 2 June via email, or if you are unable to attend on this date please advise us.

Please note there will be ongoing opportunities to participate in engagement activities. Read the ministerial statement: https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/94176(External link).

How to get involved

Please take a moment to complete a What are your thoughts? survey to let us know what you think!

Options plan

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
Page last updated: 10 May 2022, 01:22 PM