New Coastal Pathway master plan to fill missing links
  • Thursday 07 December 2017
A section of the Coastal Pathway at Coolum

A new Coastal Pathway Master Plan will guide council in creating a continuous shared pathway spanning 73km of our coastline, with design and construction to start on priority stages this financial year.

The master plan was endorsed by council at its December Ordinary Meeting today following extensive community consultation.

Construction will start this financial year on pathway sections at Bokarina and Kings Beach, with detailed design to be finalised for sections at Maloja and Tay Avenue in Caloundra and the Mooloolaba Spit Boardwalk links.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the master plan would guide council in expanding on existing pathways.

“The Sunshine Coast has a spectacular coastline that is hugely enjoyed by our residents and visitors – and anyone who loves to walk, run or ride along it will welcome improved access,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“The overall vision of the master plan is to develop a world class scenic coastal pathway for our community.

“There are many great pathways already in place and this master plan will help guide the route and fill in the gaps where pathways need to be upgraded or constructed.

“The Coastal Pathway makes it easier and safer for our community to enjoy an active lifestyle and experience the iconic views, beaches and parks that are such a key part of living in our region.

“It also helps people connect to local destinations, services and businesses and this access will be improved as the pathway is upgraded and extended.”

Missing sections are also being included in the development approval conditions for development sites at Bokarina, Marcoola and Pelican Waters.