We're developing a master plan for Seaforth Esplanade

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Area: Seaforth and surrounding areas
Published: June 18, 2020 - Consultation is open June 18 to September 6, 2020 at 11.59pm - Current Project



Council is planning improvements to Seaforth Esplanade and are in the process of preparing a master plan to guide future development of this key beachfront area.

The idyllic 5.77ha Seaforth Esplanade Reserve boasts beautiful ocean views and open spaces. It is a sought-after destination for residents of Seaforth and surrounding areas, along with visitors from within the Mackay region and beyond.

In partnership with the community, our aim is to transform the Seaforth Esplanade into a vibrant recreational asset to better service the needs of residents, as well as those lucky enough to be staying at the popular camping grounds or visiting the regular weekend markets held onsite.

Preparing a master plan for the park is the initial step and will be used to guide the esplanade’s future development.

Over the coming weeks we will be providing information about the investigations currently under way. These will identify the unique qualities and aspects that make Seaforth Esplanade so special and which need to be safeguarded into the future.

We will also be suggesting opportunities for improvements including; proposals for new playground facilities and incorporating some type of water play to replace the existing aged equipment and wading pool.

Subscribe to receive email updates about the project’s progress and be notified of the draft master plan’s release. We will invite you to have your say on the proposal before finalising this phase of the project.

Your feedback on the planning updates and upcoming draft master plan can help to create a long-term vision.

Be notified when the draft master plan is released and receive planning updates. Subscribe to this project's update emails by clicking the Stay Informed button on the right of this page. You will receive an email afterwards asking you to confirm your subscription.

Area: Seaforth and surrounding areas
Published: June 18, 2020 - Consultation is open June 18 to September 6, 2020 at 11.59pm - Current Project



Council is planning improvements to Seaforth Esplanade and are in the process of preparing a master plan to guide future development of this key beachfront area.

The idyllic 5.77ha Seaforth Esplanade Reserve boasts beautiful ocean views and open spaces. It is a sought-after destination for residents of Seaforth and surrounding areas, along with visitors from within the Mackay region and beyond.

In partnership with the community, our aim is to transform the Seaforth Esplanade into a vibrant recreational asset to better service the needs of residents, as well as those lucky enough to be staying at the popular camping grounds or visiting the regular weekend markets held onsite.

Preparing a master plan for the park is the initial step and will be used to guide the esplanade’s future development.

Over the coming weeks we will be providing information about the investigations currently under way. These will identify the unique qualities and aspects that make Seaforth Esplanade so special and which need to be safeguarded into the future.

We will also be suggesting opportunities for improvements including; proposals for new playground facilities and incorporating some type of water play to replace the existing aged equipment and wading pool.

Subscribe to receive email updates about the project’s progress and be notified of the draft master plan’s release. We will invite you to have your say on the proposal before finalising this phase of the project.

Your feedback on the planning updates and upcoming draft master plan can help to create a long-term vision.

Be notified when the draft master plan is released and receive planning updates. Subscribe to this project's update emails by clicking the Stay Informed button on the right of this page. You will receive an email afterwards asking you to confirm your subscription.

  • Planning Update #2

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    16 days ago

    Read about the Opportunities & Constraints

    The Planning Team has identified the opportunities and constraints presented by the site which will influence how the Seaforth Esplanade can be improved.


    This analysis has considered and been structured around the following five themes:

    • Recreational values
    • Community values
    • Environmental values
    • Access and connection
    • Identify and legality

    We welcome feedback on the team's findings. Please tell us if we got it right, what we might have missed or even got wrong. Click the "Provide your Feedback" tab to make your comments.

    Click here to read this update.

    Read about the Opportunities & Constraints

    The Planning Team has identified the opportunities and constraints presented by the site which will influence how the Seaforth Esplanade can be improved.


    This analysis has considered and been structured around the following five themes:

    • Recreational values
    • Community values
    • Environmental values
    • Access and connection
    • Identify and legality

    We welcome feedback on the team's findings. Please tell us if we got it right, what we might have missed or even got wrong. Click the "Provide your Feedback" tab to make your comments.

    Click here to read this update.

  • Planning Update #1

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    24 days ago

    Read about the Overview & Vision, Site Description, Policies, Plans & Reports

    We welcome feedback on the information posted here. Please tell us if we got it right, what we might have missed or even got wrong. Click the "Provide your Feedback" tab to make your comments.

    Click here to read this update.

    Read about the Overview & Vision, Site Description, Policies, Plans & Reports

    We welcome feedback on the information posted here. Please tell us if we got it right, what we might have missed or even got wrong. Click the "Provide your Feedback" tab to make your comments.

    Click here to read this update.