- Friday 27 July 2018
The much-loved boardwalk at Mooloolaba is undergoing a major upgrade to help cater for the increasing number of people in our community who use it for walking and running at all times of the day.
Located east of Mooloolaba Beach Holiday Park, the upgraded boardwalk will provide improved access along the route to Mooloolaba Spit.
The upgrade project will include a completely new 3.4m wide boardwalk structure and new lighting, upgraded beach access points including seating and viewing platforms along the route, and revegetation with up to 10,000 new native plants.
Division 4 Councillor John Connolly said the upgrade was one of many Mooloolaba infrastructure projects council was investing in to create a world-class destination for our residents and visitors to enjoy.
“This upgrade will transform the boardwalk route,” Cr Connolly said.
“We’ve received a lot of feedback from our community that they are very happy to see this upgrade happening.
“The existing boardwalk was constructed 20 years ago and, after years of heavy use from residents and visitors, it now needs renewal.
“It’s an important piece of Mooloolaba infrastructure and will cater for the growth in numbers of people moving through this beautiful location, well into the future.”
The boardwalk renewal is a joint initiative of Sunshine Coast Council and the Queensland Government.
Minister for Local Government Stirling Hinchliffe applauded the council’s initiative in delivering the project for the community.
“This is exactly the type of project the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program is designed to help councils deliver,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“The Palaszczuk Government is proud to commit $920,000 towards this project which will benefit locals and visitors to this magnificent part of the world for years to come.”
Pedestrian detours are in place along Parkyn Parade, with directional signage on site.
Cr Connolly said there would be some inconvenience with the detour during construction.
“I think people will agree the short-term detour will be worthwhile to have the new structure in place by the Christmas school holidays.”
Construction is expected to be completed in early December 2018 (weather and site conditions permitting).
Council has liaised with affected adjacent businesses and residents to ensure they are aware of construction and temporary changes to beach access.
The northern concrete section of pathway adjoining this boardwalk will be upgraded in 2019 and will complete the upgrade of this popular route.