Mooloolaba Foreshore Revitalisation Project
  • Last updated:
  • 29 Aug 2019

The Mooloolaba Foreshore is a special place that encourages active and healthy living. The revitalised foreshore will feature a wide, continuous waterfront pedestrian promenade and separated cycle path that takes in Mooloolaba's greatest natural assets along a one kilometre string of community, cultural, recreational and event spaces. An additional 40 per cent of public parkland will cater to a variety of activities and experiences - from family barbecues on the lawn to hosting weddings, markets, festivals and events.

In August 2019 council revealed the detail design for the foreshore and announced the first stage of construction to commence in 2020.

Watch a video showing fly through of the project area. (Disclaimer: Council is aware there are minor technical issues with this video and a higher-resolution video will be provided as soon as possible.)

Project scope

The Mooloolaba Foreshore Revitalisation Project is a multi-stage upgrade scheduled to take place over several years as funding becomes available.

Construction stages

Stage 1 - Northern linkage

Stage 1 of the Mooloolaba Foreshore Revitalisation Project is expected commence in May 2020 and be completed by late 2020.

The construction cost is estimated to be approximately $2 million, which will be finalised and confirmed pending the outcomes of the development assessment process and detailed design.

Subject to approvals, construction is expected to commence in May 2020 and be completed by late 2020.

The first stage embodies our healthy, smart, creative lifestyle, with an important new coastal link boardwalk from the northern end of the Mooloolaba Foreshore to Alexandra Headland, sure to please walkers, runners and sightseers.

A viewing platform with seating will be constructed to allow patrons to soak in the incredible sights and there will be a dedicated open space for the community to come together and connect with nature.

Future stages

Council is still in the early stages of this project, but a series of prioritisation and staging principles will be considered annually, relative to funding availability to inform how works will progress. 

The prioritisation and staging principles are:

  • Build new before the removal of the existing
  • Maximise internal/external funding sources
  • Minimise multiple work fronts/disruptions with other projects
  • Provide for sub-staged potential to align with available funding
  • Generate community activation/usage
  • Contribution to economic generators
  • Existing asset life remaining

A general north to south approach is proposed, subject to annual review relative to these principles.

Has community consultation occurred for the Mooloolaba Foreshore Revitalisation Project to date?

As part of the Placemaking Mooloolaba Master Plan process, a detailed community consultation exercise was undertaken over an extended period from 2012-2015, involving over 3,000 participants. This extensive engagement approach established a clear understanding of core community values, needs and aspirations which helped to generate the vision, principles and strategies of the Placemaking Mooloolaba Master Plan, adopted by council in December 2015. The Master Plan received a very high level of community support (82%).

Where to from here

Council is currently finalising detailed design of the foreshore and the approval process with the State Government.

Council will continue to keep the community informed throughout the course of each stage of the project and will aim to minimise impacts on the community.

The project team will provide the community with as much notice as possible before each stage of work starts.

To receive regular project updates throughout the construction period, please register your contact details to: mooloolabaforeshorerevitalisation@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or contact council.

Background

Mooloolaba is well known for its outstanding natural beauty, relaxed lifestyle and fabulous attractions. 

As part of the Placemaking Mooloolaba Master Plan process, a detailed community consultation exercise was undertaken over an extended period, involving over 3,000 participants. This extensive engagement approach established a clear understanding of core community values, needs and aspirations which helped to generate the vision, principles and strategies of the Placemaking Mooloolaba Master Plan, adopted by council in December 2015.

The result is a clear and compelling vision for the future (achieved in short, mid and long term stages) with a strong identity of what Mooloolaba will become and how it will evolve to meet current and future needs of locals, traders and tourists while preserving Mooloolaba’s natural beauty and heritage within a growing region.

What inspires us?

The Mooloolaba Foreshore Revitalisation aims to embrace the natural surrounds and draws on the forms and patterns of nature as inspiration for the design intent, composition and character of public realm and foreshore enhancements into the future.

The upgrade aims to embrace the natural surrounds and draws on nature as inspiration for the design intent, composition and character of the public realm and foreshore enhancements in this area.

Treatments, colour schemes and finishes will reflect a distinctive Mooloolaba character that aligns with its natural, healthy and vibrant lifestyle.

Related documents

For more information, please contact council and ask for the Mooloolaba Foreshore project manager.

Artists impression of Mooloolaba Foreshore revitalisation project