Dicky Beach puts its best foot forward with coastal pathway link
  • Friday 08 April 2022
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Dicky Beach walkers and cyclists will be able to take advantage of coastal views thanks to a 500 metre section of the coastal pathway starting construction next week.  

The new route between Cooroora Street to Dicky Beach Park at Beerburrum Street will become part of  the 73 kilometre coastal pathway network, Sunshine Coast’s longest and most popular shared pathway, extending from Bells Creek in the south to Coolum in the north.

Sunshine Coast Council Division 2 Councillor Terry Landsberg said he was pleased preliminary works would start next Wednesday (beginning April 13).

“Following on from the Dicky Beach Precinct Plan Stage 1 completion last year, I’m glad to see this section of the Dicky Beach Coastal Pathway being delivered for the benefit of our community,” Cr Landsberg said.

“When enjoying a walk, cycle or stroll at Dicky Beach, residents and visitors will be able take advantage of the beauty of our coastline, rather than travel along Elizabeth Street.

“As part of the works, two new car spaces and an extra motorcycle bay at the Lower Neill Street carpark will also further benefit our community.”

Council will provide updates to locals and businesses to keep them across construction timeframes and localities.

The 3.2 kilometre stretch between Currimundi Beach to Moffat Beach, which includes this Dicky Beach section, is a ‘high priority missing link’ in Sunshine Coast Council’s Coastal Pathway Master Plan.

Meanwhile Stage 1 of the Warana Coastal Pathway which is being constructed in partnership with Council and the Department of Transport and Main Road’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program has been completed.

The pathway stretching from Beach Access 236 and 235, between Minkara Street and Langura Street, was reconstructed and is now open to the community.

Stage 2 works are currently underway and are expected to be completed by late-April, pending material supply and weather conditions.

For more information about construction stages and timeframes, please visit Council’s website and search ‘Warana Coastal Pathway’.

FAST FACTS

Dicky Beach Coastal Pathway Upgrades include:

  • A new three-metre-wide concrete coastal pathway at ground level

  • Three new park seats

  • Two new picnic tables

  • Bike racks at Beach Access 269 (Lower Neill Street carpark)

  • Two extra car parks and motorbike bay to the Lower Neill Street carpark

  • Dunal revegetation and weed clearing

  • Completion is expected by mid-July 2022 (weather and site conditions permitting).

  • Works will be undertaken in three stages to minimise inconvenience to residents and visitors and retain as much access to the foreshore as possible.

 Image 1: Artist impression of the Dicky Beach coastal pathway.