New outdoor learning space boosts coastal education

17 September 2015

City of Gold Coast has unveiled a new $110,000 outdoor learning space designed for coastal education programs at The Spit.

Located at the midpoint of the Federation Walk Coastal Reserve, the mini amphitheatre will seat up to 36 children taking part in educational initiatives.

Mayor Tom Tate said the seating facility was another way the City was promoting joint stewardship of the city’s ocean beaches.

“We want everyone to enjoy a beach experience. The amphitheatre is perfectly positioned to give the hundreds of students participating in CoastEd and Naturally GC each year easy access to the nearby wetlands and beach,” he said.

“We’ve worked closely with the Friends of Federation Walk and other community stakeholders to ensure the design complements the existing landscape, surrounding topography and the new interpretive signage recently installed.”

Friends of Federation Walk spokesperson Lyn Wright said the amphitheatre would support other local community activities such as bird watching groups.

“This facility will be invaluable for attracting more groups to Federation Walk to learn about this regionally significant corridor of coastal vegetation and the wildlife it attracts,” she said.

An outcome of the City’s broader Ocean Beaches Strategy 2013 – 2023, the Federation Walk mini amphitheatre has been funded by the City and Division 7 Local Area Works funding.

For more information about the amphitheatre, the City’s Coastal education programs or the Federation Walk Coastal Reserve visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au

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