- Monday 14 October 2013
When a six-metre high polished metal clock is switched on later this month on Sunshine Beach Road, it will mark the timely end to Sunshine Coast Council’s streetscape improvements in Noosa Junction.
The ‘steam punk’ style clock that was created by local artist Russell Anderson, is currently being installed in the cinema forecourt area on Sunshine Beach Road.
The clock will be commissioned along with all artworks and streetscape works when the project is officially complete by the end of October.
The clock will feature a mythical creature (co-designed by the artist and students of Sunshine Beach State School) that will emerge from a metal orb to mark the turning of the hour. It is one of the 21 public artworks created by local artists Russell Anderson, Lucas Salton and Kim Guthrie as part of the Stage Two streetscape works, that also includes footpath treatments, landscaping, planting, pedestrian ‘way-finding’ signage, pedestrian crossing upgrades, street furniture, decorative lighting and road and kerbing improvements.
Division 11 Councillor Russell Green thanked local traders and residents for their patience during the construction period and invited everyone to explore the new-look Noosa Junction.
“After seven months of work the Junction is looking fantastic thanks to one of the most vibrant streetscape upgrades ever undertaken in the region plus a range of other improvements,” he said.
“I encourage residents and visitors to take a look and to continue to shop local in support of local businesses and to participate in the great range of events planned to celebrate the completion of the project.”
On Saturday October 26, from noon – 5pm, the Flava Food and Wine Street Festival will take place in Arcadia Walk and will showcase specialities from food and beverage businesses in the precinct. Admission is free with food and drinks available for purchase.
On Saturday November 16, from 6-8pm, Noosa Junction traders will stage a ‘Hollywood style’ movie and cocktails night for members of the local business community.
Then the Christmas festivities will begin from Friday December 6, with Christmas carols, light displays and children’s pantomimes.