- Last updated:
- 13 Feb 2019
The renewal of the Mooloolaba Spit Boardwalk and nearby open space will provide much needed upgrades. This important nature walk will be rejuvenated with a new boardwalk structure, upgraded beach access points and up to 10,000 new native plants ensuring this much-loved community asset can be enjoyed for many years to come.
This is one of many Mooloolaba infrastructure projects council is investing in to create a world-class destination for our residents and visitors to enjoy.
Construction will take place from 16 July 2018 to late November/early December 2018 (weather and site conditions permitting). Construction hours will primarily be Monday – Friday, 6.30am – 6pm. On occasion, some Saturday works may be required with hours from 7am – 12 noon.
•16 July – late November/early December. Penny Lane (north), also known as Beach Access 187 carpark, will be closed to public car parking throughout the construction period. Where safe and possible to do so, council will reinstate up to three car parking bays on weekends. Alternative parking is available at Penny Lane (south).
•18 July – late August 2018. Upgrade to existing laneway/easement between Mooloolaba Holiday Park and La Mer Mooloolaba Holiday Apartments.
The laneway will be upgraded from a sand track to a disability compliant ramp and pathway. The laneway will be temporarily closed to all pedestrian traffic during upgrade construction.
Pedestrian detours will be in place along Parkyn Parade and via the boardwalk.
•Early September – early December 2018. Boardwalk reconstruction and site revegetation. From La Mer Holiday Apartments to ‘The Cheese Block’ Apartments.
The boardwalk will be temporarily closed to all public pedestrian traffic during construction and revegetation. Pedestrian detours will be in place along Parkyn Parade.
Tree protection methods have been put in place to ensure the protection of significant trees inside the works zone.
Demolition of the decayed boardwalk and the removal of some vegetation will take place and will include the use of heavy machinery including chainsaws, jackhammers and small construction excavators where required. The construction team will attempt to mitigate noise impacts wherever possible and safe to do so.
Current capital works planned in the renewal include:
- pedestrian safety lighting
- improved access for people with disabilities
- a new 3.4m wide boardwalk through the existing dunal habitat
- seating and viewing platforms at key locations
- increasing the path and boardwalk network by 50%
- providing safe pedestrian access from The Mooloolaba Surf Club.
Concept designs have been prepared for the project:
- Concept plan
- Dune Stage - Artists Impression
- Canopy Oasis - Artists Impression
- Proposed Materials - Indicative Image
The project is an outcome of the Mooloolaba Spit Futures Plan 2009, which was endorsed by the State Government in July 2009.
The existing boardwalk was constructed 20 years ago and, after years of heavy use from residents and visitors, it now needs renewal.
For more information, please contact council's Project Officer on (07) 5475 7272.