A year of milestones help to deliver the future for Division 2
  • Wednesday 13 June 2018

The start of work on the next stage of the Bulcock St Streetscape in the Caloundra CBD and the Burke St extension at Golden Beach are major highlights in Division 2 during the 2017/18 financial year, according to Councillor Tim Dwyer.

“The $1.5 million spend on stage 4 of the Bulcock St streetscape project is an investment that will create a vibrant new look for the street and help transform the Caloundra CBD,” Cr Dwyer said.

“This next stage will complement the design and character of the previous stages to ensure a sense of connectivity and continuity along Bulcock St.

“The upgrade includes new trees and shrubs, new footpaths, a reshaped roadway, additional street furniture, directional signage, public art and smart city technology.

“Council has also contributed $1.8 million on the extension to Burke St this financial year.

“We are connecting Burke St to Pelican Waters Blvd, and constructing two new roundabouts which will improve traffic flow on some of Caloundra’s main roads and provide more direct access to the Golden Beach community.”

A number of the division’s streets and roads were included in council’s reseal program in 2017/18, including Coonowrin St at Battery Hill ($590,000), Landsborough Pde at Golden Beach ($434,000) and Park Pl at Caloundra ($135,000).

Other completed reseals have included Nelson St, Westminster Ave, Baldwin St, Beattie St, Blaxland St, Taylor Ave, Anning Ave and The Esplanade at Golden Beach, King St, Ernest St and Edmund St at Kings Beach, William Street at Shelly Beach and Russell Street at Moffat Beach.

“In keeping with council’s commitment to encourage healthier lifestyles, we have spent more than $122,000 upgrading or installing new pathways, as well as more than $60,000 on the Coastal Pathway in Caloundra,” Cr Dwyer said.

“These investments make it easier and safer for our residents and visitors to take advantage of the wonderful outdoor lifestyle we have on the Coast.

“The community will also be pleased to know council has invested more than $690,000 in our parks and gardens, including $150,000 for Happy Valley Playground at Caloundra, $100,000 for Judy Henzell Park at Pelican Waters and $64,000 for Porter Park Playground at Golden Beach.”

Sunshine Coast Council will deliver its 2018/19 budget on June 21.

Division 2 highlights for 2017/18 included:

  • $1.8 million to extend Burke St to Pelican Waters Blvd
  • $1.5 million for Bulcock St Streetscape stage 4
  • $590,000 to rehabilitate Coonowrin St, Dicky Beach
  • $454,000 for upgrades at the Reserve 1000 new football precinct
  • $434,000 to rehabilitate Landsborough Pde, Golden Beach
  • $403,000 to upgrade Esplanade Headland Carpark, Kings Beach
  • $400,000 to upgrade the indoor bowls car park at Burke St, Golden Beach
  • $352,000 to replace the groyne at Wills Avenue, Golden Beach
  • $600,000 to begin The Events Centre overall $6 million refurbishment (design and early works)
  • $155,000 to upgrade the Tripcony Lane Revetment Wall, Golden Beach