Off-leash area adds more to open space network

Muller Park ever more popular.

When you hear the phrase ‘open space’ what do you think of? Open space is much more than parks, playgrounds and environment reserves. It also includes sports grounds, trails and dog parks.

A fenced dog off-leash area was installed at Muller Park, Bli Bli in April 2021. The 3.6 hectare Sunshine Coast Council District Park is increasingly popular and much loved by the Sunshine Coast community.

Our Environment and Liveability Strategy anticipates the future needs of our residents to ensure our open space infrastructure continues to align with our growing community.

Planning for the future also includes council undertaking community consultation to better understand how to make the park accessible, user-friendly and safer, for all users.

Muller Park and its surrounds is a culturally significant site for the Kabi Kabi First Nations peoples, who are the Traditional Custodians of the area. Muller Park was an important gathering space for Kabi Kabi peoples.

A fenced area was put in place to protect a shell midden mound and associated artefacts at the park. Interpretive signage about Kabi Kabi peoples’ connections to the site and the shell midden is also planned.

The dog off-leash area was installed at the northern end of the park and includes seating, rubbish bin, water tap and shade trees.

The design and construction of the secure off leash dog park is just another way in which council is working to achieve our vision for the Sunshine Coast to be Australia’s most sustainable region: Healthy. Smart. Creative. The vision is not just for people, but for our four legged friends as well.

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.
We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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