- Wednesday 03 August 2011
Caloundra has welcomed some fresh additions to Bulcock Beach Esplanade and Bulcock Street, with new sections of each area now complete and open for everyone to enjoy.
The Bulcock Beach Esplanade Zone 3 revitalisation works include a new picnic area and landscaping along the shoreline to complement 2009 and 2010’s earlier works.
Stage 1 of the Bulcock Street Streetscape Project includes a revamp of the frontage of Felicity Park and the old Council Chambers, down to the roundabout at Otranto Avenue. The facelift included new footpaths, street furniture, lighting and landscaping.
Deputy Mayor and Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said these works play a major part in ensuring the heart of Caloundra remains a safe, friendly, commercially attractive and vibrant centre.
"The new section of Bulcock Beach Esplanade really adds to the ambiance of the area," Cr Dwyer said.
"People are already taking advantage of the fantastic views of the Pumicestone Passage, enjoying their lunch at the new picnic facilities.
"Council has also delivered on the first stage of the Bulcock Street Streetscape Master Plan.
"The work along Bulcock Street looks fantastic – it’s really lifted the area and is just a taste of what we can expect to see for the remainder of the master planned area."
Major Projects Portfolio Councillor Debbie Blumel said council is delivering great places to live and enjoy.
"Bulcock Beach and Bulcock Street revitalisation works are just two of council’s Major Projects," Cr Blumel said.
"Council’s Major Projects program helps to drive a sustainable region by delivering major streetscapes and redevelopments to boost our economy and meet our growing region’s needs."
Cr Dwyer said council extended special thanks to the local business community and to residents for their patience during the project works.
"These areas were construction sites, so dust is almost unavoidable but the traders and residents have showed considerable understanding and were able to see the longer term benefits," Cr Dwyer said.
"I thank them for the continued feedback and support throughout the master plan and construction process."
Cr Blumel said with more stages planned, the both areas are proving to be fantastic community assets for local residents and visitors.
"The projects are making significant improvements to the city centre," Cr Blumel said.
"Not only are there improvements to the safety and access of the area at night, but the day-time environment continues to be enhanced to encourage and support local community events, like the weekly Sunday markets," Cr Blumel said.
"Council and the community will celebrate the completion of stage one of Bulcock Street Master Plan later in the year, when it will be officially opened once Stage 1b in complete."