artist impression showing foreshore area and outlining the Northern parkland
Mooloolaba Foreshore Revitalisation Project
  • Last updated:
  • 23 Nov 2021

Council is delivering the first step in a multi-stage upgrade of the Mooloolaba foreshore. It is part of the Placemaking Mooloolaba Master Plan endorsed by council in December 2015 following input from our community from 2012-15. The master plan will guide a series of projects to make Mooloolaba even better - a vibrant place with open space, parks, entertainment areas, a village heart with improved pedestrian access, cycle links and parking to enhance access, improve the amenity and stimulate the local economy.

Council has developed a vision for Mooloolaba – using best practice urban design that captures the area’s unique character and creates an exciting, attractive and sustainable place to live, work and play.

Project scope

The Mooloolaba Foreshore Revitalisation Project will be staged over several years as funding becomes available.

It will deliver an outstanding regional parkland and provide an important stimulus for the tourism, retail and building sectors.

The overall revitalisation will increase public beachfront parkland by 40 per cent, add extensive waterfront pathways and provide enhanced spaces and amenities.

The upgrade will draw on community feedback and nature as inspiration for the design intent, composition and character of the foreshore enhancements.

Construction stages

Stage 1 - Northern Parkland (October 2020 to early 2022)

We are working on stage one – a regional parkland – including a new viewing platform with seating at the Alex Bluff Foreshore Park, an accessible boardwalk linking Alexandra Headland and Mooloolaba, open space for the community to come together and connect with nature, a sheltered barbecue area and public amenities.

It will also include two new sets of stairs linking Mooloolaba Esplanade to the parkland and beach and a new seawall to protect our foreshore including the new community infrastructure being constructed.

Part of the funding - $4.5 million – is from the Queensland Government’s $50 million Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package for South East Queensland councils to stimulate economies and support jobs. Council has committed $6.5 million towards stage one. We’re proud to be partnering with local firms to deliver these upgrades.

For more information, refer to our frequently asked questions

Download stage 1 Northern Parkland plan[6119KB]

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 to:

  • 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.

Community engagement

As part of the Placemaking Mooloolaba Master Plan process, council carried out detailed community consultation. From 2012-2015, over 3,000 participants took part in the consultation exercise. This established a clear understanding of core community values, as well as needs and aspirations. This helped to generate the vision, principles and strategies of the Placemaking Mooloolaba Master Plan. Council adopted the plan in December 2015. The Master Plan received a very high level of community support (82%).

Recently, the project team held a community information session at the Mooloolaba Esplanade, as well as meetings to inform the local community of stage one work.

Project news and updates

Keep up to date on the project as it progresses through the construction notifications and plan updates

Contact the project team

Subscribing to receive project updates and information on construction works is a convenient way to keep up to date with the project. To subscribe or contact the Mooloolaba Foreshore Revitalisation project team, email mfr@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or contact council.