Increase parking Ferny Grove Aqua Park

Principal Petitioner Pamela Rose-holt, Upper Kedron
Date Closed Sat, 19 Jan 2019 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 326 signatures

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That the Ferny Grove Aqua Park at Keperra Picnic Ground does not have sufficient parking. The Aqua Park currently has 21 car spaces, 2 mini bus parks and 1 disability parking bay. This issue was raised with Council by many in the local area during planning with no modifications to the original plan. Besides accessibility safety issues are of great concern. People are parking along Upper Kedron Road and walking or crossing the road to gain access. This puts patrons at risk of motor vehicle collisions and injury. The Aqua Park is being actively promoted by the Mayor to greater Brisbane. This will put further pressure on locals being able to visit. Initial patronage has demonstrated a lack of parking and this will only become worse as the temperature increases, the school holidays and as it organically becomes more popular. We would like to thank BCC for this wonderful facility and with better parking see more people safely access the Aqua Park.

That significant additional parking be constructed with special attention to additional disability parking.

Council response

Council has completed an onsite investigation and considered your request.

The Ferny Grove Aqua Park, located at Keperra Picnic Grounds was completed in November 2018, and provides an interactive water play environment that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

The installation of additional car parking has been listed for consideration as part of Council’s future capital works program. Each year in June, all listed projects are prioritised and assessed against the overall needs of the city. Approved works have the highest priority in terms of public safety, convenience and the number of people directly benefited in relation to the cost.

This request has also been forwarded to Councillor Steven Toomey, Councillor for The Gap Ward, for his consideration as part of The Gap Ward Footpath and Parks Trust Fund. If you would like to discuss your request directly with Councillor Toomey, please contact his ward office on (07) 3407 1900.