A year of milestones deliver the future of Division 2
  • Tuesday 30 May 2017
ImageDivision 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer says Caloundra can look optimistically to the future thanks to key council projects delivered in the 2016-17 financial year.

The highlight of the past 12 months has been major streetscaping work undertaken in Bulcock Street and the surrounding Caloundra CBD area.

“I think we will look back on 2016-17 as a very significant 12 months for the future of Caloundra,” Cr Dwyer said.

“The upgraded Bulcock St was a priority project, developed with input from the Caloundra CBD taskforce, and forms part of a long-term strategy for the revitalisation of the Caloundra CBD.

“We are seeing the rebirth of Bulcock Street and our CBD and there is definitely more to come as we progress with our Caloundra Centre Master Plan which was adopted by council in March.

“There will be greater activation, participation, connection and vibrancy in the heart of Caloundra as part of our vision for the Sunshine Coast to be Australia’s most sustainable region – healthy, smart, creative.”

Theatregoers will also remember 2016-17 fondly thanks to the refurbishment of the Playhouse Theatre at The Events Centre, Caloundra.

The latest upgrade to the region’s premier performing arts venue included better disability access, a new sound system, new carpet, a new orchestra pit, new ceilings, walls and floor and more modern, comfortable seating.

“The feedback we have received from patrons who have attended the new Playhouse has been overwhelmingly positive,” Cr Dwyer said.

“Upgrades like this one generate a broad range of economic, employment, cultural and community benefits, as well as a sustainable business model for facility operations.”

Other major projects completed in Division 2 during the financial year included the construction of the new indoor training facility at Caloundra Cricket Club, a new car park for the Caloundra Junior Rugby League Club at Central Park, an upgrade for the Edmund Street car park and a new playground at Moffat Beach.

The division’s roads have not been overlooked with major rehabilitation work on Beerburrum St at Dicky Beach together with reseals at Arthur St, William St, Levuka Ave, George St, Onslow St, Taylor Ave, Edmund St and West Tce.

Sunshine Coast Council will hand down its 2017/18 budget on June 15.

Division 2 budget highlights for 2016/2017 include:
  • $945,000 to refurbish the Playhouse Theatre, Caloundra
  • $800,000 for rehabilitation work on Beerburrum St, Dicky Beach
  • $571,000 to construct the Caloundra Cricket Club indoor facility
  • $428,000 to upgrade car parking at Central Park, Caloundra
  • $340,000 for improvements to Dicky Beach Holiday Park
  • $290,000 to upgrade Edmund St car park, Caloundra.