A sign of what’s to come on Coastal Pathway
  • Friday 27 September 2013

Locating landmarks, local facilities and public attractions on the Coastal Pathway will soon be a cinch thanks to a suite of new signs.

Sunshine Coast Council is rolling out information signage along the 96km Coastal Pathway that stretches from Tewantin in the north to Pelican Waters (Bell’s Creek) in the south.

Transport Strategy Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said the new signage would help to make the Coastal Pathway more enjoyable and functional.

“Council’s vision for the Coastal Pathway is to develop an iconic and scenic path that integrates the natural environment, parks and local destinations and also connects services and businesses and enriches the recreational experience on the Sunshine Coast,” he said.

“The new signs are stylish, easy to read and a fantastic addition to our shared trail network.

“They provide an integrated system of information including ‘you are here’ maps, distance markers and directional information to help locals and visitors find their way along the coastal pathway and locate local public facilities and attractions.”

The first of the new signs were recently installed on the stretch of Coastal Pathway between Cotton Tree and The Esplanade, Mooloolaba.

In developing this first 4.4km section of signage, Council also received financial assistance from three local Rotary groups – Alexandra Heads, Maroochydore and Mooloolaba – demonstrating a successful community partnership in delivering much needed assets for the community.”

The new signs are being installed progressively and will eventually cover the full 96 kilometre length of the Coastal Pathway. Signs will soon be installed between Mt Coolum and Marcoola. This will help people navigate the Coastal Pathway as it leaves David Low Way at Tanah Street East, Mount Coolum and heads south towards the airport at Marcoola.

The Coastal Pathway project is jointly funded by Sunshine Coast Council and the Queensland Government’s Cycle Network Program as part of its ongoing commitment to complete the Principal Cycle Network and encourage people to take more transport trips by bicycle.