Boardwalk wrapped and ready for Christmas
  • Friday 05 December 2014
Maleny Riverside Boardwalk

A Christmas gift is coming to Maleny in the form of a new pedestrian and cycle link with scenic outdoor dining opportunities.

The Maleny Riverside Boardwalk Project is on track to be open by the end of December. Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said the attractive timber boardwalk would provide a picturesque travel route for pedestrians and cyclists with views of Obi Obi Creek.

“This first stage of works has included installation of footing micropiles and construction of the three-metre boarwalk timber decking and handrails,” Cr McKay said.

“The boardwalk extends to four metres behind the restaurant to enable outdoor dining opportunities and this section will be available for business within the next week.”

Cr McKay said the utmost care had been taken to ensure the surrounding environment, including the nearby Obi Obi Creek, had not been harmed.

“This section of Obi Obi Creek is very important habitat for platypus and other native animals and flora and council has had fauna monitors onsite while works were in progress to make sure it isn’t disturbed,” she said.

“Once again I’d like to thank the Riverside Body Corporate for their cooperation in supporting this project that will eventually provide a vital pedestrian and cycle link to the Maleny Community Precinct.”

The boardwalk is expected to be complete by the end of January (weather permitting). Future works will extend north-east to provide a link with the nearby estate. These works will be subject to future land acquisitions.