Cr Dwyer - Maloja Avenue boat ramp upgrade
  • Thursday 07 May 2015

Upgrading work at the popular Maloja Avenue boat ramp is underway and hopefully it will be back in action in about two weeks’ time.

The concrete ramp needed extension and strengthening, entailing a bit of underground work to ensure it lasts long into the future for our community to enjoy.

Thankfully our lowest tides coincide with this time which means construction will be easier for Council, and I know there will be some inconvenience for our keen fishermen and women, so I would like to thank them in advance for their patience.

Queen Street pathway

Council is currently widening a narrow section of concrete pathway along the northern side of Queen Street to provide a formal pathway, better driveway access to properties and safe access for children walking to and from Caloundra Primary School.

All affected driveways are being removed and replaced (at Council’s cost) from the property boundaries.

In most cases the existing car parks will be retained however there will be a loss of 3-4 car parks in front of properties 17c to 19.

Completion is anticipated by the end of May (weather dependent).

CBD Taskforce

Twelve local representatives have now been selected for their skills and experience to join the new created CBD Taskforce. You can find a full description of the new taskforce members on Council’s website here.

Softball at night

Suncoast Hinterland Softball Association will be running ‘Nightball’ competitions starting late June.

Having recently received funding to construct lighting on one of its softball diamonds, it allows the association to commence nightly training for teams.

The association’s grounds are situated at 135 Mooloolah Connection Rd, Mooloolah – or email

Passage cruise

Take a cruise along the Pumicestone Passage and see first-hand why the passage and its impressive catchment are so important.

Two-hour cruises are being run morning and afternoon on May 18 and 25. Tickets are discounted and cost just $12.50 but spaces are limited.

 Visit council’s website to book.


This column first appeared in Caloundra Weekly May 7 2015