Design for next stage of $2mil. Bulcock Street streetscape finalised
  • Friday 04 August 2017

The design for the next stage of a major streetscape upgrade for Caloundra’s Bulcock Street will soon be available for the community to view.

This multiple stage upgrade is transforming Bulcock Street by building on the street’s character, significantly enhancing the look and experience of the area, improving safety and access, and providing a drawcard which maintains and builds a sustainable economy for Caloundra.

Work on this next stage, Stage 4, is valued at $2million and expected to start in April 2018. It will see the section between Minchinton Street to Knox Avenue intersection upgraded.

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the design would continue the improvements made in the lower section of the street through the upper section.

“This next stage of the streetscape will complement the design and character of the previous stage to ensure a sense of connectivity and continuity along Bulcock Street,” Cr Dwyer said.

Design improvements will include new footpaths, additional street furniture, new trees and shrubs, directional signage and public art. The roadway will be reshaped and upright kerbs removed as per lower Bulcock Street.

“Some eight months after major construction was completed for Stage 3, I’ve enjoyed seeing how the upgrade has further enhanced downtown Caloundra,” Cr Dwyer said.

“Some new businesses have joined us, the new landscaping and trees continue to grow, businesses have received positive feedback about the ‘new look street’ and the new road profile has greatly improved accessibility for events.

“Smart city technology will also be incorporated using information and communication technologies that we have trialled around Caloundra and in the Smart Centre at 63 Bulcock Street.

“We’re committed to keeping the community informed at all stages of this project so would encourage business owners and residents to take a look at the design.”

The design will be available for viewing in the Caloundra Library from Tuesday 15 August to Thursday 24 August 2017 and on council’s website.

As in previous stages, local businesses and the community will be kept informed about the project, ahead of work starting and during construction.