- Tuesday 11 August 2015
A new viewing platform at Maroochydore Beach will change the face of the foreshore with a wider space, customised furniture and improved lighting.
Division 8 Councillor Jason OPray said the $600,000 upgrade by Sunshine Coast Council was due to be completed before the December school holidays.
“The new platform and stairs will totally change the look and feel of the area and improve beach access,” Cr OPray said.
“It’s an impressive design – there’s custom furniture, balustrades, lighting and seating walls which all transform the area.
“I think anyone who visits Maroochydore Beach will be excited to see what a difference this upgrade makes.
Cr OPray, also portfolio councillor for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, said the viewing platform would be completed before Maroochydore hosts the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships in 2016.
“The wider foreshore area means more people will be able to watch the Surf Life Saving Championships when competitors and visitors from around Australia descend on Maroochydore next year,” he said.
“It’s important we have great facilities in place for involved in the Aussies, but this upgrade will also be a major improvement for locals well into the future.
“This project is delivered as part of Council’s $183 million 2015-16 Capital Works Program, which is a major investment in infrastructure and facilities for the Sunshine Coast community.”