- Monday 05 June 2017
A vibrant public space for community and visitors to gather to enjoy events, outdoor dining, public art, landscaping, shade trees and lighting in a safe, slow speed, walkable street environment.
That what’s coming for Pacific Paradise as part of a streetscape upgrade scheduled to start in late June.
The Sunshine Coast Council project will deliver significant embellishments to Timari Street, Menzies Drive and the service road beside David Low Way which will enliven this local town centre to benefit businesses and traders well into the future.
Division 8 Councillor Jason OPray said the upgrade would increase opportunities for local business development.
“I’m really excited to see such a change in Pacific Paradise,” Cr OPray said.
“The designs help show just how much this precinct will change and highlight commercial and cultural offerings.
“Council developed a streetscape plan for the revitalisation of the Pacific Paradise Commercial Precinct in 2016, in consultation with the local business community, and it’s great to be delivering this project.”
Other features of the streetscape include increased footpath space, new seating and formalised traffic and parking areas.
Tony Brown of Maroochy North Shore Realty said the project was an exciting step forward for Pacific Paradise and the North Shore area.
“The creation of a genuine destination in our village heart is something that will benefit everyone,” Mr Brown said.
“These changes combine more attractive facilities along with improved safety.
“We're all excited about the prospect of a viable space for possible street celebrations and night markets.
“With other major projects looming across the coast it's critical that our business district remains relevant and is an attractive hub for locals and visitors
“Council has worked hard to liaise with our local businesses and property owners to plan the best possible transition during construction.”
Construction is expected to start in late June 2017 and end in December 2017 (weather permitting).