Bulcock Beach Esplanade Boardwalk Shade Structures
  • Last updated:
  • 23 Oct 2016

Two shade structures are being built on the timber boardwalk at Bulcock Beach Esplanade in Caloundra.

Project scope

The structures will provide shade to hot and exposed areas for people visiting and fishing in the area. These structures will encourage more people to enjoy the boardwalk and improve patronage of adjacent cafés.

Project update

Council has completed two shade structures on the timber boardwalk at Bulcock Beach Esplanade in Caloundra.


Council's design and location for the shelters aims to balance the following:

  • Minimising the impact on the visual appeal of the area, particularly from cafés, shops and resorts.
  • Ensuring structures are of sufficient height and distance from balustrades to prevent unsafe jumping from roofs into water.
  • Ensuring structures are sufficiently low to minimise sun access.
  • Including sufficient rod-casting space on lower deck.

The design matches the appearance of the smaller picnic shelters nearby to the east. The roofs will be made of mid-charcoal coloured metal, and the upright posts will be stainless steel. However, the timber batten components shown in the attached concept drawings have been deleted.


Council completed boardwalk revitalisation work in 2011, including decking, balustrading, seating and tree planting. The original design proposed shade structures, however they were not completed at that time. Since then visitors and anglers have requested shade and council has revisited the original proposal.


For more information, please contact council's Project Officer on (07) 5475 7272.