Plenty of free park spots on Coast
“WE ARE fortunate to have a wealth of clean parks with excellent facilities, shade and shelter in lovely locations so residents and visitors have many choices of sites for days out with family and friends free of charge,” Fraser Coast regional councillor Les MucKan said.
“Residents and visitors can take their family and friends to any park for a barbecue at any time for free.”
However, if someone wants to organise an event such as a market or a ceremony such as a wedding or family re-union, and they want to use a set area in a park, they should apply to the council to book that space.
The booking ensures that popular event and ceremony areas are not double booked, that they will be clean and tidy and that the council does not start maintenance work such as repairing tables or gardens that would spoil the event the day before.
Some areas, such as the bush chapels and other areas used for weddings, receive a lot of use, he said.
“If a family gathers for a reunion and decides that the large group wants to have a barbecue on the foreshore or in a park they can do so at any time without having to book or pay a fee.”