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.

Tell us what you think we need to know about the site or how it is currently being used. You can upload your comments, images or even a YouTube link here.

Thank you for your input on the Seaforth Esplanade Master Planning.

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    Planning Update#3

    by Shero_25, 11 days ago

    Great work in progress!

    Water play: Having this a nature based structure like Kershaw Gardens (Rockhampton) would stop it taking away from the scenery around.

    Playground: You mention all ages, so I'm hoping that means teenagers as well as a Skate Park would be ideal for them.

    Proposed Event Space: I'm sure you are aware of the drainage issues that this space has.

    Parking: Extra parking on the beach side of the proposed events space would be handy.

    Walkways: Great start but these need to be extended to Seaforth Creek and Finlayson's Point eventually.

    Exercise: Adult exercise equipment in... Continue reading

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    Lighting for nesting sea turtles

    by wayfarer whitings, 13 days ago

    The proposed developments for the Seaforth area are exciting but please make sure that any lighting infrastructure is turtle friendly. With the lack of dune vegetation along the foreshore there have been problems with hatchlings getting disoriented and heading for the amenities block and into the park. Any lighting (new and old) needs to be looked at and adjustments made to ensure that the nesting and hatching turtles that visit the beach are safe and protected.

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    Camping Ground Gold mine

    by Shane Warren, 25 days ago

    We have become regular visitors to the camping grounds in our Caravan. These camp grounds have had little upgrades in 30 years. Powered sites would encourage all year round visitors and would be a good income for council. It would also help support the local businesses in the area. Councils all around Australia are building and improving Council owned parks. We really could do with this upgraded facility.

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    Seaforth

    by MissTess, about 1 month ago

    The hardest thing about living in North Queensland is that it’s warm enough to swim for nine months of the year but there is nowhere to swim if you can’t match the tide times. The obvious solution for the entire district, for both attracting tourists and for the local district would be to build a tidal pool so that everyone can swim when ever it suits them.

    They need no daily maintenance as the water is refreshed on each high tide. It is completely chemical free as it’s just fresh ocean water each high tide. There are several others in... Continue reading

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    The Road to Seaforth

    by Bec, about 2 months ago

    Great plan!

    I would love to see access to Seaforth improved. The Road from Mount Ossa has no bitumen and is very often full of pot holes. The bitumen road from Kuttabul/the leap is narrow and also needs upgrading. If upgrades are planned to attract more visitors to Seaforth- the road infrastructure needs to be seriously looked at and upgraded.

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    Born local Girl

    by Suzy, about 2 months ago

    I’d like to see the children’s splash park where the wading pool is and exercise equipment along the pathway from the splash park to the bbq’s in front of the enclosure. That way your older children can swim in the enclosure, your younger ones can play in splash park and parents can work out or cook lunch. To me it makes sense to add a descent playground to the BMX track area. There is tennis and basketball for adults, BMX for kids, so why not a fenced playground for the little ones so that while we exercise our little ones... Continue reading

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    I Have 30+ years of Seaforth Love!!!

    by Megan Austin, about 2 months ago

    My whole life I have been coming to Seaforth and now as a mum of 5 I get to share my favourite place with my own children. I am so excited for these updates :)

    The current camp grounds have overgrown beach access points. Ensuring these access areas are maintained would be awesome for the camping people as well as day residents. Plus I think clearer camping designated areas would be great from a campers point of view. Please dont allow pets or fires still though.

    The playground in the camp grounds is rather poor in the fun aspect especially... Continue reading

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    Excited for a zero depth water play area and footpaths

    by Felicity, about 2 months ago

    Totally agree with the constraints and opportunities you've identified! Being a local with a young child, I'm especially excited for a zero depth water play area that'll mean we can enjoy water play all day, in the shade and not have to worry about stingers! Footpaths with interpretive signs and exercise equipment would be a great addition to this area - I can see locals and visitors alike taking advantage of them.

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    It would be good to have outdoor Excercise equipment for people to do asking the walkway. I've seen it on Clermont and Gunnedah. It's great v for young and old.

    by Dinah, about 2 months ago

    It would be good to have outdoor Excercise equipment for people to do along the walkway. I've seen it in Clermont Qld and Gunnedah NSW. It's great for young and old.


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    Please keep the mango trees

    by Seaforth holidayer, about 2 months ago

    A big drawcard is the relaxed feel of seaforth. Footpaths are not needed around the reserve as there is wide grassed areas to walk on and you just walk on the road, but agree could be better on the busy road to have a footpath. I love the big mango trees in the park they are very special to me with many memories eating the fruit on way back from swimming. It's so nice and cool under them. Agree plenty could be improved but also please don't make it too fancy. I come to relax and enjoy the beach. Outdoor... Continue reading