Caloundra Community and Creative Hub
  • Last updated:
  • 05 Oct 2021

The Caloundra Community and Creative Hub seeks to create a public space precinct connecting The Events Centre, new district library, Caloundra Regional Gallery and town square through to Bulcock Beach.
The final round of community engagement was completed in June 2021 and now the feedback is being translated to finalise the concept design. 

Overview

A vibrant new community and creative hub is visioned for the Sunshine Coast, a place where arts, community and creativity can come alive.
The project area includes parks, public spaces and streetscapes within:

  • Felicity Park
  • Bill Venardos Park
  • Omrah Avenue
  • Otranto Avenue
  • Minchinton Street
  • Nutley Street
  • Bulcock Street

The Draft Concept Design creates green public spaces within Felicity Park and provides pedestrian friendly streetscapes on Omrah and Otranto avenues, connecting the new town square to the main street. 
It also captures active street frontages including shops, cafes and businesses which will make the hub diverse and vibrant.

Community engagement 

The community told Council through a series of community pop-up sessions, online survey and engagement forums to keep the Hub green and unique, change the way we move, improve how we navigate, offer more events and cater for creative interests. 

Community engagement phase 1 - From 9 November to 7 December 2020 Council invited the community to have their say on the values and vision for the Caloundra Community and Creative Hub.

Locals shared their thoughts on how the community could activate their vision to Create Caloundra. 

Community engagement phase 2 - From 25 May to 22 June 2021 Council asked the community have we got it right, after developing a concept design from the values and vision from the first stage of engagement.

The community were given an opportunity to provide feedback by competing the online survey or attend one of the five pop-up sessions in person.

To view more on the community engagement phases please visit the Create Caloundra have your say page.

Where to from here

When the design is completed, the community will be invited to celebrate the outcome as part of the Community engagement phase 3. The final concept design is expected to be completed by late 2022.

The community can then look forward to detailed design and construction, dependent on budget and approvals.

Background

The Caloundra Community and Creative Hub is part of the Caloundra Centre Activation Project, which seeks to revitalise and activate the Caloundra Centre area as envisaged by the Caloundra Centre Master Plan, adopted in March 2017.

Contact

For more information, please contact Placemaking@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.