Peachester Park to be fenced in

By Sonia Isaacs
Peachester residents are one step closer to securing a community play place, with Sunshine Coast Council confirming construction on perimeter fencing at the Howard Walker Park site will commence shortly.
With plans for the long-awaited community recreation reserve on the table for several years, council’s ‘green light’ announcement was met with cautious optimism by long-term community park advocates.
Mel Driscoll, spokesperson for ‘A Park for Peachester’, said she was pleased council had made contact about the project, and felt optimistic that “ongoing community consultation during the process” would take place.
While she wholeheartedly welcomed the news, after years of delays she said she would stay cautious until she saw the actual outcome.
“We’ll wait for first sod to turn before celebrating,” Ms Driscoll said.
A council spokesperson said the fence design was progressing, with construction scheduled to begin before July.
“We are pleased to announce that it will include a wired and mesh fence, providing enhanced security and aesthetics to our beloved park.”