Cr John Connolly - Mooloolaba Walk and Ride Bridge
  • Thursday 20 December 2018

Mooloolaba Walk and Ride Bridge
It was great to officially open the new Mooloolaba Walk and Ride Bridge earlier this month, in time for the holidays. The bridge was being put to good use on the morning it was opened, with plenty of people excited to see it finish. The 5m-wide bridge connects the two previous stages of the region’s flagship separated bikeway and adjacent coastal pathways, providing pedestrians and bike riders with a safer, dedicated route separate to vehicle traffic. The parkland areas on either side of the bridge have been upgraded with new seating, shelters, trees and plants. There’s also smart technology and LED lighting, including a pedestrian/bicycle counter, as well as new glow in the dark concrete being trialled.

New boardwalk
Also opened this month is the much-anticipated new boardwalk between Mooloolaba Spit and the area near the surf club, which replaced the old deteriorating boardwalk. It is now a completely new 3.4m wide structure with new lighting, upgraded beach access points including seating and viewing platforms along the route, and revegetation with up to 10,000 new native plants. 

Road widening preparations
As part of the planning and preparations for the Mooloolaba Transport Corridor Upgrade, council’s contractors will be undertaking some surveys and field investigations periodically until February 2019. This project will see Brisbane Road between Tuckers Creek Bridge and Venning Street widened to four traffic lanes with space to accommodate future light rail.

Merry Christmas
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the break. I look forward to working with you in 2019.