- Thursday 24 January 2013
A day at Shelly Beach is now safer and more comfortable thanks to the installation of new shelters by Sunshine Coast Council.
Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the two new shelters were an attractive addition to a very popular area for locals and tourists.
“These two new shelters have replaced the old ones in the Shelly Beach Parkland that had both reached the end of their serviceable lives,” he said.
“One of the new shelters was constructed in June last year and the second has just been completed.
“They’re both equipped with wind break panels to provide shelter from the predominant south easterly breeze and they’re positioned close to barbeques and toilets.
“The shelters have also been fitted with turtle-friendly lighting which is especially important given that Shelly Beach is a popular nesting place for endangered Loggerhead turtles between November and March.”
Cr Dwyer said new beach shelters would also soon be complete in Eleanor Shipley Park at Moffat Beach.
“This new construction will also replace the previous shelter and includes new furniture along with a table and seating,” he said.
“These works are likely to be complete around the middle of February.”