Warana Coastal Pathway Construction
  • Last updated:
  • 09 Dec 2021

The Coastal Pathway is one of many recreational infrastructure projects delivered by council to help the Sunshine Coast community achieve a healthy, active and sustainable lifestyle. 

The Coastal Pathway Linear Open Space Master Plan was adopted at council’s ordinary meeting 7 December 2017 and aims to guide council in expanding on existing pathways to improve access to these iconic views, beaches and parks.

The Warana Coastal Pathway is one section of a 73-kilometre-long route from Bells Creek in the south to Coolum in the north. 

The Coastal Pathway is a multiple stage project which will occur over several years subject to available funding.

Project scope

The Coastal Pathway is council’s longest shared pathway and connecting communities, beaches, parks and open space areas. People can explore the coast’s natural beauty, services and businesses by walking, jogging or cycling. 

The pathway plan aims to:

  • provide a safe and enjoyable multi-use pathway suitable for all pedestrian ages and abilities
  • 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.

Project update

Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program.

An extensive design review and approval process to ensure the project qualified for State Government Grant funding has now been finalised.  The design of the pathway has now been approved by TMR and construction is expected to start Late September 2021.

To minimise inconvenience to the community, construction work will be undertaken in stages.

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

All work is subject to favourable weather and site conditions.

Stage 1 - Access 236 (Minkara St, Warana) and Beach Access 235 (Langura St, Warana). Commence 20 September to Early December.

Beach Access 235 will be closed for the majority of this stage of construction. Please use alternative Beach Access and follow detours in place.

Stage 2 - Palkana Wetland / Beach Access 234 – Raised Walkway Construction

Proposed Construction time Commence 1 November 2021 to 28 February 2022 (subject to material supply and site conditions). Beach Access 234 will be closed as required to facilitate safe construction and public safety.  Please use alternative Beach Access and follow detours in place.  The beach access at Palkana will be opened for the two weeks over the Christmas / New year’s holiday period.  Access closure is anticipated to be in place from the first week of January until stage completion.

Stage 3 - Palkana Park to Beach Access 233

Proposed Construction time Commence Mid October 2021 to 28 February 2022

Next Stages - Beach Access 233 to 229 (Connection to existing network at Koorin Drive)

Design in progress (2021/22 financial year) and construction timeframe to be confirmed.

Bush Regeneration 

As part of the project scope for this stage of the Coastal Pathway, council recognises the importance of ongoing bush regeneration efforts to control invasive species and promote restoring remnant vegetation communities.

Invasive species have had a major impact to this area of the Bushland reserve and the project team has been undertaking pre-construction controls and clearing over 12 months before site construction was scheduled to commence.

Post pathway construction, the bush revegetation is ongoing and a critical part of providing a positive experience for the end user.

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

Community Engagement

Between 21 November to 28 February 2017, council undertook a community consultation process for the Draft Coastal Pathway Master Plan. More than 2000 submissions were received from the community. The consultation process and summary of key findings can be viewed on the Coastal Pathway Linear Open Space Master Plan Community Consultation Summary Report[8900KB].

Background

Between 21 November to 28 February 2017, council undertook a community consultation process for the Draft Coastal Pathway Master Plan. More than 2000 submissions were received from the community. The consultation process and summary of key findings can be viewed on the Coastal Pathway Linear Open Space Master Plan Community Consultation Summary Report.

Contacts

For more information, please contact council and quote 'Warana Coastal Pathway'