- Friday 08 July 2016
The latest stage of Sunshine Coast Council’s upgrades to the Maroochy River foreshore on Bradman Avenue is now complete and ready for the community to enjoy.
Division 8 Councillor Jason OPray said this was the fifth stage of upgrades to the Maroochy River foreshore which delivered the community’s vision for the area.
“This latest stage of improvements looks amazing and I know many residents who visit this area regularly are very happy with it,” Cr OPray said.
“Here on the Sunshine Coast we promote and live a relaxed outdoor lifestyle, and the new facilities and the open grassed area provides yet another great spot for the community to enjoy.
“New features include a picnic shelter, beach access ramp and renovated amenities block.
“We have reconstructed the revetment wall – which was in need of repair – to better protect our precious foreshore and also provide a much bigger grassed area to have a picnic or play with the kids.
“Pedestrians and cyclists can now also enjoy 3m wide smooth concrete pathways throughout the area.
“The project also includes sculptural artwork by local artists, Kirsten Cash and Lyndon Davis, which looks fantastic.
“Council worked closely with local businesses throughout this project to minimise disruption and maintain easy access to the foreshore and Chambers Island.
“Providing quality sporting and recreation facilities helps council foster vibrant, active communities and achieve its goal of becoming Australia’s most sustainable region.
“Upgrading our recreation areas encourages more people to enjoy the outdoors and brings people together, which helps council achieve its goal of a sustainable community.”
This upgrade is part of the Maroochy River Foreshore Open Space Masterplan 2011, which involved extensive community consultation.