Maleny boardwalk build begins
  • Monday 21 July 2014

A new pedestrian and cycle link with scenic outdoor dining opportunities – that’s what’s on the menu via the Maleny Riverside Boardwalk project.

Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said work had started on stage one of the attractive timber boardwalk behind Riverside Shopping Centre.

“When complete, this boardwalk will provide a picturesque travel route for pedestrians and cyclists with views of Obi Obi Creek and the natural surrounds,” Cr McKay said.

“This project is adjacent to very important habitat for platypus and council has carried out an extensive fauna assessment to ensure the impact from the project on this habitat is minimised.

“I’d like to thank the Riverside Body Corporate for their cooperation in supporting this important first step in constructing what will eventually provide a pedestrian and cycle link to the Maleny Community Precinct.”

Stage one works will include installing footing micropiles and pouring the decorative concrete slab.

Once these are in place the structure of the 3m boardwalk timber decking and handrails will start.

The boardwalk will be extended to 4m behind the restaurant to enable outdoor dining opportunities.

Stage two works will extend east to provide a link with the nearby estate. These works will be subject to future land acquisitions.