Harristowns’ beloved Coronation Park has been approved to receive upgrades by the Toowoomba Regional Council. The approved upgrades to the grounds will include additional tree planting, improved pathways and car parking, new lighting and shelters, renewed playground equipment, a kick-about area and a new toilet block.

The upgrades come as a result of the continuous effort from the TRC to raise the standards of local parklands; their most recent project being the Cathro Park Upgrade. Raising Coronation Park to district level standard will focus heavily on improved recreation facilities and amenities. TRC Parks and Recreation Portfolio Leader, Councillor Joe Ramia said the park was identified for an upgrade to meet the population growth of the area around Harristown. “The master plan sets out the vision for Coronation Park for the next 10 to 20 years and makes recommendations for development work when budgets are made available,” Councillor Ramia said.

The master plan process has so far included a site analysis of existing conditions, analysis of opportunities and constraints for further park development and public consultation. “The master plan aspires to celebrate the natural beauty of the current space while creating an authentic and distinctive park,” The plans outline the vision for Coronation park over the next 10-20 years and will become reality when budgets for development works are made available. “The masterplan is an aspirational plan that will guide future capital projects and upgrades for the area.” Councillor Ramia added he and council are looking forward to the upgrades and welcomes community input and ideas.

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