Master planning has commenced for the proposed ecological park located adjacent Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. The ecological park is intended to provide a place for future regional recreation inspired by the natural environment (an ecological park).

The location of the site provides an opportunity to protect and restore the environmental and cultural values of the region, while the ecological park will create a variety of nature-based outdoor recreation activities, including potential social community spaces, education and research opportunities.

The master planning process will extend throughout 2022 and involve region-wide community engagement responding to the vision for the park as established in the preliminary planning phase of this project.
"A place of cherished nature and ecological wonder for generations to discover and enjoy"

This vision for the park is focusing on six core values:
· An ecologically valuable, resilient and connected landscape
· A place that welcomes people to learn, play and contribute to the future
· A place inspired by nature
· An immersive experience that promotes balance, respite and revival
· A place of expected and spontaneous discovery 
· A place that shares the stories of local people and the natural history of the region. 

An Excellence Advisory Panel and Community Reference Group is now established to help inform the development of the master plan. 

Community engagement has now commenced to help us understand what features and activities within the ecological park are most important to the Sunshine Coast community now, and in the future. Help council bring this vision to life by completing an online questionnaire and registering your interest in the project.

Council looks forward to this master planning phase and encourages the community to become involved.