Coastal Pathway Upgrade Maloja and Tay Avenues
  • Last updated:
  • 01 Nov 2021

Following on from the community engagement undertaken for the Maloja and Tay Avenues (Caloundra) Coastal Pathway Project, council is constructing the Maloja and Tay Avenues (Caloundra) Coastal Pathway upgrade (view design plan[7581KB]).

The Coastal Pathway is council’s longest shared pathway. It stretches from Pelican Waters in the south to Coolum in the north.

The vision is for this pathway to be a world class scenic route connecting communities and enriching the recreational experience of the coastal environment. People can explore the beautiful coastline by walking, jogging or cycling. The pathway connects beaches, parks and open space areas, providing opportunities to explore the coast’s natural beauty, services and businesses.

Project scope

The Coastal Pathway Master Plan[175KB] identifies the path through Maloja and Tay Avenues as a ‘high priority’ for upgrade. It is an important connection between Caloundra and Golden Beach.

The pathway upgrade includes widening of the existing southern verge path in Maloja Avenue. Connecting into Tay Avenue and joining the Bulcock Beach boardwalk next to the La Promenade cafe and includes some changes to parking.

The pathway plan aims to:

  • provide a safe and enjoyable multi-use pathway suitable for all pedestrian ages and abilities
  • convert vehicle traffic flow to one-way eastbound
  • improve connectivity and access to iconic views
  • support a healthy, active and sustainable lifestyle
  • promote walk-able neighbourhoods
  • provide an attractive continuous connected experience for locals and visitors.

Community engagement

Council invited the community to take part in sharing their comments on the future of the Coastal Pathway along Maloja and Tay Avenues. Feedback received guided the development of the pathway plan. The plan[4178KB] was on public display during February 2019 and available to view online.

A summary of the Community Engagement Phase is available to view[175KB].

Where to from here

Construction is underway. To minimise inconvenience to the community, including retaining access to businesses and properties, construction work will be undertaken in stages.

Construction will take place from early August – early November 2019 for completion just before the peak Christmas holiday season.

Construction will generally be carried out Monday to Friday between 6am – 6pm, with some Saturday works between 7am – 2pm and night works as required. 

Works will continue throughout the school holiday periods but will not occur on public holidays.

All work is subject to favourable weather and site conditions.

Stage 1 Monday 29 July – Friday 2 August

  • Site office set up in Maloja Avenue adjacent to the Seafood Market
  • Preparation works on northern pathway of Maloja Avenue

Stage 2 Monday 5 August – late August 

  • Tay Avenue upgrade to footpath and driveways near La Promenade Café
  • Unitywater asset renewal to water main on southern pathway of Maloja Avenue

Stage 3 Late August – early October 

  • Construction of southern pathway of Maloja Avenue including new driveway crossovers

Stage 4 Early October – early November

  • Landscaping works. New line marking including angle car parking (to replace parallel parking on Maloja Avenue) and painted roundabout at Maloja Avenue – Tripcony Lane junction, near Big 4 Holiday Park.

The project team is communicating with directly affected residents and businesses.

Project News

[349KB]Construction News - driveway and pathway construction - 7 November 2019[371KB] 

Construction News - site office relocation and asphalt works - 28 October 2019[349KB] 

Unitywater Works - temporary interruption to water supply from 9pm Thursday 24 October to 4am Friday 25 October 2019[215KB]

Construction News - Maloja Avenue Services and Driveway Works - 27 September 2019[343KB] 

Construction News - Safe Parking Maloja and Tay Avenue - 25 September 2019[161KB]

[134KB]Unitywater notification - Maloja Avenue - 23 September 2019

Construction News - Ongoing works Maloja and Tay Avenue - 12 September 2019[437KB]

Construction News - Maloja and Tay Avenue - 29 August 2019[424KB]

Project News August 2019[219KB]

Project News June 2019[194KB]

Project News February 2019[523KB]

This initiative is supported by the Queensland Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program