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Work in Progress

Some projects may take a bit longer than anticipated to complete due to extended periods of rain, or contractors being unavailable. Current capital improvement projects are listed here. Other minor capital projects may also be underway.

You can also follow the progress of council's major projects.

The following information was last updated at 04:55PM on Monday 31 August 2015.

Coolum Beach
Location: Fourwinds Park
Project details: Unlined channels are difficult to maintain and often accumulate weeds and collect stagnant water which encourages insects to breed. Work will soon start to upgrade the unlined channel in Fourwinds Park, Coolum Beach, extending the existing concrete lined invert channel to the piped drain adjacent the Coolum State Emergency Service.

The extension will assist the flow of stormwater, minimise stagnant water, improve uneven wet areas and reduce maintenance activities and ruts caused from maintenance machinery. Work is scheduled to start the week beginning 14 September 2015. Completion is expected within four weeks (weather dependent).
Start date:14 September 2015
Duration:4 weeks
Related document: Project news [DOC 2160KB]

Eumundi
Location: Dick Caplick Park
Project details: Following on from the last community update in 2014, council would like to announce the latest progress towards the upgrade of the Dick Caplick Park playground in Eumundi. The first stage will start in mid 2015. Future stages will be delivered as funding becomes available.

In the coming weeks you will notice construction work being conducted in and around the playground. The soft fall zone is being refilled to comply with safety standards, some of the playground pieces are being refurbished and other elements will be replaced. This work is part of council’s commitment to ensure the safety and enjoyment of playgrounds throughout the region.
Start date:15 June 2015
Duration:12 weeks
Related document: Project news [DOC 307KB]

Eumundi
Location: Eumundi Range Road
Project details: The existing timber bridge on Eumundi Range Road, Eumundi is reaching the end of its serviceable life. This bridge will be replaced as it can no longer be maintained to the standard required. To improve safety, the new bridge will be wider to accommodate two 3.5m wide traffic lanes with a 1.2m wide shoulder on both sides and a 2m wide separated pathway for pedestrians and cyclists.

While the new bridge will not prevent Eumundi Range Road being cut off by flooding (due to low approach roads), council is planning for the future by constructing the new bridge at a higher level than the existing one. Bridge construction is scheduled to start mid July 2015. Completion of bridge construction is expected before Christmas 2015 with full completion of work expected in February.
Start date:15 June 2015
Duration:31 weeks
Related document: Project News [DOC 1462KB]

Golden Beach
Location: Earnshaw St
Project details: Council aims to improve the health of our waterways for everyone to enjoy. A new vegetated infiltration basin will be installed at a coastal outfall at Golden Beach to treat diverted stormwater from the Earnshaw Street catchment, protecting the environmental values of nearby waterways.

The vegetated infiltration basin (150m2) will be constructed in the coastal dune zone. Work is scheduled to start the week beginning 13 July 2015. Completion is expected within 12 weeks (weather dependant).
Start date:13 July 2015
Duration:12 weeks
Related page: Community Update [PDF 452KB]
Related document: Project news [DOC 1502KB]

Maroochydore
Location: Evans Street
Project details: Evans Street connects Maroochydore Road and Maroochy Boulevard. Work will commence on the upgrade of Evans Street from its existing two-lanes to a four-lane arterial road.

The project is considered an essential part of the Maroochy road network and is intended to improve road safety, traffic flow, pedestrian, cyclist and public transport connectivity; and public amenity. Streetscape improvements will include new street furniture, pathway upgrades and landscaping elements. The Evans Street upgrade project will be constructed over the next two years (2015-2017).
Start date:1 December 2014
Duration:104 weeks
Related page: Evans Street Upgrade
Related document: Project News [DOC 723KB]

Maroochydore
Location: Cornmeal Parade
Project details: Council has identified opportunities to protect Cornmeal Creek from stormwater inputs with the installation of a custom built Gross Pollutant Trap (GPT). The GPT will treat diverted stormwater from the Cornmeal Parade catchment, prior to discharge into Cornmeal Creek. The GPT will be installed within Cornmeal Parade car park.

This GPT size and diversion rate will reduce at least 85% of gross pollutants, plus additional coarse sediments. The project is programmed to start the week commencing 16 June 2015. Completion is expected within 12 weeks (weather dependent).
Start date:15 June 2015
Duration:12 weeks
Related document: Project News [DOC 2646KB]

Maroochydore
Location: Fourth Avenue
Project details: Council has identified opportunities to protect the Maroochy River from stormwater inputs with the installation of a custom built Gross Pollutant Trap (GPT). The GPT will treat diverted stormwater from the Fourth Avenue catchment, prior to discharge into the Maroochy River.

The GPT will be installed in the open area adjacent to the tennis courts, Fourth Avenue and Beach Parade. The project is programmed to start the week commencing 27 July 2015. Completion is expected within 7 weeks (weather dependent).
Start date:27 July 2015
Duration:7 weeks
Related document: Project news [DOC 1523KB]

Maroochydore
Location: King Street & Memorial Avenue
Project details: Work will soon start to refurbish the existing traffic islands at the intersection of King Street and Memorial Avenue. Work includes the installation of a concrete inset, soil replenishment, planting of low lying plant species and mulching.

The project is programmed to start the week beginning 17 August 2015. Completion is expected within three weeks (weather dependent).
Start date:17 August 2015
Duration:3 weeks
Related document: Project news [DOC 977KB]

Mooloolaba
Location: Brisbane Road
Project details: This Brisbane Road streetscaping project aims to strengthen the link between Brisbane Road and Mooloolaba Esplanade through improved landscape amenity and pedestrian access. Council is upgrading the footpath on the eastern side of Brisbane Road (between Taps Mooloolaba and Bauhinia Chinese Restaurant as shown on the plan of work overleaf) to bring the ‘look and feel’ of the Esplanade down Brisban

The project is programmed to start the week beginning 31 August 2015. Completion is expected by the end of November 2015 (weather dependant).
Start date:31 August 2015
Duration:13 weeks
Related document: Project news [DOC 1250KB]

Mount Coolum
Location: Suncoast Beach Drive
Project details: A significant amount of erosion has been identified at the endwall structure of the downstream drainage culverts located in the drainage reserve on the southern side of Suncoast Beach Drive, Mount Coolum. Work will soon start to rectify the stormwater drainage infrastructure.

This work is important to ensure the culvert and road infrastructure is protected from further damage in any future large storm events. Work is scheduled to start the week beginning 14 September 2015. Completion is expected within four weeks (weather dependent).
Start date:14 September 2015
Duration:4 weeks
Related document: Project news [DOC 2201KB]

Last Updated 03-Jul-15