Cr Robinson - Maroochy Wetlands upgrades
  • Thursday 26 November 2015
Maroochy Wetlands upgrades

The latest upgrade of the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary boardwalk started last week and is due to be complete in late January. This section will extend from the main boardwalk to the much-loved bird hide to again add to the visitor experience in this beautiful environmental haven and make the wetlands more wheelchair friendly.

In other wetlands news, the renovation of the cane cutters building has recently been completed. This included repairs to the roof as well as a complete internal refurb. The next stage of this project involves creation of a dynamic and engaging educational display for visitors.

River Markets update

Council is about to finalise the development application for stage two of the River Markets Shopping Centre development. This exciting development will provide a far greater range of boutique retail and commercial service offerings, and will certainly put the Bli Bli town centre on the map.

Road surfacing underway

After representations to the State Government’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) I am pleased to announce the department has agreed to resurface an 800m section of Nambour-Bli Bli Road that is closest to residential housing, which will provide a quieter road surface for nearby residents. Work will commence on 26 November and take four days to complete, weather permitting. To minimise disruptions to traffic flow, work will take place at night between 7pm and 5am, Thursday to Sunday.

Bridging the safety gap

My ‘meet and greet’ session at the River Markets was a busy morning, with many residents raising a range of issues for me to look in to. One of the most prevalent issues facing Bli Bli residents is the safety concerns of the bridge on David Low Way and their requests to widen it. I support the community's concerns and will take this up the State Government again.

Another year gone

I wish everyone a happy and safe festive season, and I look forward to another productive year in 2016.