- Friday 10 February 2012
Memorial Avenue in Tewantin is getting a fresh new look as Sunshine Coast Council starts work on Stage 2 of its Streetscaping and Placemaking project.
As part of council’s commitment to improving town centres it has recently completed streetscape and upgrade works on the eastern side of Memorial Avenue, Tewantin (RSL side).
Work has now started on the western side of the street and involves upgrading the pavers with decorative concrete, providing seating as well as landscaping.
Division 12 Councillor Lew Brennan said this $500,000 project will significantly upgrade the area in front of the shops.
"It will provide increased car parking and a fantastic terraced area for the community to enjoy, and builds on the other major projects for Tewantin, including the Tewantin foreshore redevelopment and the Butler Street bypass," Cr Brennan said.
"Work started at the end of January and will take about 3 months (weather permitting).
"Council consulted with local traders and property owners to determine what they wanted to gain from the upgrade and I am looking forward to seeing the works completed.
"Council officers will contact businesses, where relevant, to discuss timing for access or parking if works are likely to restrict access.
"Your patience is appreciated during construction. Traffic management measures will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists," Cr Brennan said.