Cape Gloucester - Have your say on Open Space proposals

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link


What is 'Open Space'?

Open Space is a planning term used to describe any land which is undeveloped (has no buildings or other built structures) and is accessible to the public. Open Space is an important community asset, providing recreational areas and enhancing the beauty and environmental values of an area.


Have Your Say

Whitsunday Regional Council is seeking feedback from residents at Hydeaway Bay, Dingo Beach and surrounds regarding two proposals for use of Open Space in the Cape Gloucester area:


Project 1 - Gloucester Sport & Recreation Association proposal to clear vegetation

The Association has proposed to clear 1 hectare of native vegetation south of the complex for informal ball games and passive recreation (such as birdwatching). Council will need to gain permission from the State Government to clear this protected native vegetation.

<<View Map Here>> Please note, Area A is the space which is being consulted on to clear vegetation. Area B was proposed but is not the State Government's preferred location because of the waterway, requiring a higher level of development assessment and approval.


Project 2 - Walking / Cycling Track between Dingo Beach and Hydeaway Bay

The development of a walking / cycling track would involve clearing native vegetation to establish a 1.4km dirt track between Dingo Beach and Hydeaway Bay. The new track would enable greater connection between the two coastal areas and encourage active recreation (walking, running, cycling). If Council is able to secure funding, this track may be converted to a concrete path in the future, to assist cyclists and those with accessibility needs.

<<View Map Here>>


Register to attend our live Q&A session!

A live Question & Answer information session will be held online via a Microsoft Teams video link, on Sunday 20 September, 4pm - 5pm. To register to attend this session, please complete the 'Registration Form' below. Instructions on how to participate will be emailed to those who register.


How to submit feedback

To have your say on these proposals, please complete the surveys below (one for each project).

You can also leave any additional comments or suggestions in the Guestbook, which can be viewed by everyone.


What is 'Open Space'?

Open Space is a planning term used to describe any land which is undeveloped (has no buildings or other built structures) and is accessible to the public. Open Space is an important community asset, providing recreational areas and enhancing the beauty and environmental values of an area.


Have Your Say

Whitsunday Regional Council is seeking feedback from residents at Hydeaway Bay, Dingo Beach and surrounds regarding two proposals for use of Open Space in the Cape Gloucester area:


Project 1 - Gloucester Sport & Recreation Association proposal to clear vegetation

The Association has proposed to clear 1 hectare of native vegetation south of the complex for informal ball games and passive recreation (such as birdwatching). Council will need to gain permission from the State Government to clear this protected native vegetation.

<<View Map Here>> Please note, Area A is the space which is being consulted on to clear vegetation. Area B was proposed but is not the State Government's preferred location because of the waterway, requiring a higher level of development assessment and approval.


Project 2 - Walking / Cycling Track between Dingo Beach and Hydeaway Bay

The development of a walking / cycling track would involve clearing native vegetation to establish a 1.4km dirt track between Dingo Beach and Hydeaway Bay. The new track would enable greater connection between the two coastal areas and encourage active recreation (walking, running, cycling). If Council is able to secure funding, this track may be converted to a concrete path in the future, to assist cyclists and those with accessibility needs.

<<View Map Here>>


Register to attend our live Q&A session!

A live Question & Answer information session will be held online via a Microsoft Teams video link, on Sunday 20 September, 4pm - 5pm. To register to attend this session, please complete the 'Registration Form' below. Instructions on how to participate will be emailed to those who register.


How to submit feedback

To have your say on these proposals, please complete the surveys below (one for each project).

You can also leave any additional comments or suggestions in the Guestbook, which can be viewed by everyone.

  • CLOSED: This meeting has been held.

    Please register here to attend the online Question & Answer information session. An email will be sent to your registration details with information on how to participate and technology requirements for the live video call. You will be able to ask questions via Video and in the Chat function of Microsoft Teams on the day. 

    Consultation has concluded
    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Please complete the short survey below to have your say on this proposal. 

    Consultation has concluded
    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Please complete the short survey below to have your say on this proposal.

    Consultation has concluded
    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link