Cr OPray Comm Games Fever
  • Monday 16 April 2018

It’s absolutely terrific to see so many world class athletes here on the Sunshine Coast, using our facilities and lapping up our hospitality ahead of next month’s Commonwealth Games!

More than 500 athletes and officials from nine different countries are currently here, making our region the most popular pre-games training destination outside of the Games’ host city.

The response from our community has been nothing short of incredible too and I’m so immensely proud of the welcomes and well wishes we’ve laid on for our overseas visitors. Speaking with many of the athletes and seeing their reactions upon arriving here, they’re seriously overwhelmed by reception they’ve received. Many have even said they’ll be delaying their return flights home after the games so they can come back for another stay!

Duporth Bridge works

Council will soon be carrying out maintenance works on Duporth Ave Bridge. This will involve high pressure cleaning and re-sealing to concrete surfaces on the bridge. While these works are only expected to take about three days, please take note of any signage and directions by traffic controllers in the area.  

Pathway renewals

Council is scheduling works to replace a section of pathway and bordering kerb and channel along Beach Parade, which have been severely damaged by tree roots. Work is scheduled to start the week beginning 3 April. Completion is expected within three weeks (weather dependent).

Work will also soon begin to construct a missing section of the cycleway along Sixth Avenue between Memorial and Beach Pde. These works are scheduled to start the week beginning April 16 and they’ll take around four weeks to complete.

Please take careful note of traffic management measures which will be in place for both of these projects.

Lovin’ the Sunshine Coast !