Sweet milestone for Honey Farm sporting precinct

Plans for Honey Farm sport precinct Sunshine Coast. | Newsreel
Plans for the Honey Farm Sport and Recreation Precinct on the Sunshine Coast. | Photo: Supplied by Sunshine Coast Council.

Work has begun on a major sporting and recreation precinct on the Sunshine Coast.

The Honey Farm Sport and Recreation Precinct at Meridian Plains will feature sporting fields and ovals for football and cricket, hardcourt activities and disc golf.

The 75ha parcel of land on the northern side of Caloundra Road opposite the Sunshine Coast Turf Club will also feature playgrounds, active youth and play spaces for biking, skate boarding, nature trails, wetland experiences, dog-friendly facilities and opportunities for community events.

Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Rosanna Natoli said with earthworks having started on the site the vision of a regional sports facility and a unique regional recreation park for all ages and abilities was taking shape.

“Sport and recreation facilities play such an important role in our local community and this one has been planned in conjunction with the people of the Sunshine Coast,” Mayor Natoli said.

The facility’s development will be staged in line with Council’s 10 Year Capital Works Program and external funding from the Queensland and Federal governments.

Mayor Natoli said Council’s previously approved budget allocation of $3.75 million provided funding to complete early works.

Stage 1 Sport and Recreation works will continue into 2025 and are estimated to cost about $20 million, funded through Council’s Local Government Infrastructure Plan.

The earthworks now underway are anticipated to be completed by April next year and includes:

  • Earthworks and preparation of sports fields subgrade.
  • Internal road network and carparking.
  • Construction of water bodies and wetlands.
  • Energex site connection, internal water, sewer, stormwater and electrical reticulation.
  • Soccer field sports lighting installation to operational completion.
  • Pedestrian crossings, network pathways and verge works.
  • Preparation of maintenance precinct and sewage treatment plant.

Council is working towards the sports precinct being operational by 2026. To view the master plan please visit Council’s website.


  • The facility will encourage the community to be involved in active sports, outdoor recreation, healthy living and community events.
  • The 75-hectare site was purchased in 2011 to provide long term sport and recreation facilities to serve the entire region. •
  • The site has been a long-term project for Council and is a priority project within the Environment and Liveability Strategy, and the Local Government Infrastructure Plan.
  • The site is located north of Caloundra Road opposite the Sunshine Coast Turf Club, with frontages to Honey Farm and Westaway roads.
  • The precinct is proposed to offer a range of sport and recreational activities including but not limited to cricket, football (soccer), hardcourt activities, disc golf, events, playgrounds, pedal and skate play, criterium track, multi-use trails, dog park, event space and nature walks.