- Last updated:
- 13 Aug 2020
The renewal of the Mooloolaba Spit Boardwalk and nearby open space will provide much needed upgrades. This important nature walk will be rejuvenated with a new boardwalk structure, upgraded beach access points and up to 10,000 new native plants ensuring this much-loved community asset can be enjoyed for many years to come. The new wider boardwalk and connecting concrete pathway will cater for the increasing number of people who enjoy using it.This is one of many Mooloolaba infrastructure projects council is investing in to create a world-class destination for our residents and visitors to enjoy.
The first stage of this project (the southern boardwalk section) was completed in December 2018. The second stage involves widening the northern section, the boardwalk pathway, to 3.4 metres.
This final stage of the $2.5 million boardwalk renewal, is a joint initiative of Sunshine Coast Council and the Queensland Government through the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program.
Construction on the second stage will start on 1 July 2019 and is scheduled to be completed in late September (weather and site conditions permitting).
The construction timeline includes:
- demolition of existing concrete boardwalk: mid-late July
- installation of new concrete boardwalk: mid-late August
Construction for this second stage is being done at the same time as the redevelopment of the Mooloolaba Beach Holiday Park to reduce disruption and better address the park boundary treatments and access.
Council has considered the sensitive environment that the works will be occurring in. There will be an arborist and wildlife spotter catcher as part of the project team and an Environmental Management Plan in place for construction.
The project includes:
- pedestrian safety lighting
- improved access for people with disabilities
- a new 3.4m wide boardwalk through the existing dunal habitat and new 3.4m concrete pathway at the northern section
- seating and viewing platforms at key locations
- increasing the path and boardwalk network by 50%
- providing safe pedestrian access from The Mooloolaba Surf Club.
The project is an outcome of the Mooloolaba Spit Futures Plan 2009 which was endorsed by the State Government in July 2009.
The old boardwalk was constructed 20 years ago and, after years of heavy use from residents and visitors, it needed renewal.