New Multipurpose Court at Harald Falge Park
Written by Joel Devereux on August 8, 2022
Cairns is in for a treat as we move forward with developing positive social avenues in the community. Delivering meaningful legacy infrastructure for the 3Ms + Wescourt was made possible by Councillor Max O’Halloran and I pooling our councillor discretionary funds together to deliver a much needed + wanted court in Harold Falge Park.
A plan to revitalise a park which borders three Council divisions will go on public display for feedback.
Harald Falge Park, located on English Street in Manunda, is in the centre of a high population and culturally diverse community that borders Council divisions (4, 5, and 7) and serves as the primary public open space for residents in Manoora, Mooroobool, Manunda and Westcourt.
While the three-hectare space is well utilised during the day, there is a known history of crime and anti-social behaviour at night that has prevented the park from reaching its potential as a place for community pride and ownership.
Council has allocated $500,000 over the next two years to deliver Stage 1 of the Harald Falge Park Improvement Plan.
The plan aims to create an inclusive, accessible, safe and welcoming space, provide a greater range of recreational opportunities, deliver upgrades amenities including toilets, shelters and barbecues, and embrace opportunities to embed cultural elements for Australia’s First People.
The Harald Falge Park Improvement Plan can be viewed at Council’s website.
For more information, head to: https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-notices/media-releases/media-releases/budget-core-infrastructure