- Last updated:
- 13 May 2020
At the end of its tenure, the Caloundra CBD Taskforce recommended a new leadership team (Downtown Caloundra Taskforce) to drive economic revitalisation outcomes, innovation and leadership unity in the Caloundra CBD.
The Downtown Caloundra Taskforce was appointed for an initial 12-month period,which ended on 31 August 2018. At the end of that term, the Taskforce was granted two additional 12 month extensions.
The taskforce’s primary focus is to drive economic revitalisation outcomes, innovation and leadership unity in the Caloundra CBD.
Its actions include but are not limited to:
- act objectively and impartially for the greater good of Caloundra (with a specific focus on Downtown Caloundra)
- position Downtown Caloundra as a cohesive, collaborative business centre
- inform strategies that will enhance the main street’s point of difference and appeal as a shopping, business, investment and events destination
- review the implementation of the priority recommendations listed in Clause 2 and design a program of events and activity for Downtown Caloundra (by way of Calendar) with associated funding
- support the Business Development Facilitator for Downtown Caloundra
- guide performance monitoring and reporting on economic indicators for Downtown Caloundra
- provide input to the statutory amendment process of the master plan for Downtown Caloundra by council.
Note: Neither council nor the Business Development Facilitator are solely responsible for the delivery of the above actions.
Included in the list below are recommendations that were identified in the Caloundra Economic Revitalisation Study Research and Recommendations Report. Other recommendations are newly identified additions:
- Identify and implement urban quality ‘quick wins’
- Establish an action plan to improve the use and integration of the Transit Centre
- Establish a consultation plan for ongoing engagement with stakeholders
- Establish targets and an action plan to maximise the accessibility of the precinct
- Establish an action plan to maximise awareness and use of public facilities
- Continue to adopt and implement Downtown Caloundra Invigoration Strategy
- Position Downtown Caloundra as a diverse events destination
- Develop and implement an ongoing program of events and activities (by calendar)
- Determine and secure a future funding pathway for the taskforce and the delivery of the objectives in Clause 1.
The taskforce comprises of (6) members plus the Chair who:
- Act for the wider benefit of Downtown Caloundra over and above individual/sector/entity based thinking; and
- Have experience in one of the following areas: retail, entertainment, tourism, data analytics, finance, grants, data, marketing, real estate, community or bring an external perspective.
The Chair of the taskforce is the councillor for Division 2. The Chair has authority to appoint a Deputy Chair from the group who will Chair the taskforce if the councillor for Division 2 is not available.