Dynamic dozen to plot course for Caloundra
  • Monday 27 April 2015
Caloundra Bulcock Street

The revitalisation of Caloundra’s Central Business District is in excellent hands.

Twelve of the town’s sharpest minds will combine their skills and experience on the newly appointed Caloundra CBD Taskforce.

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the Taskforce would drive future economic revitalisation outcomes, innovation and leadership unity in the Caloundra CBD.

“This taskforce has been formed to begin the process of revitalising the Caloundra CBD according to the recommendations of the Caloundra Economic Revitalisation Study Research and Recommendations Report that was finalised in 2014,” Cr Dwyer said.

The role of the Taskforce is to:

  • Guide the implementation of the 12 priority recommendations in the Caloundra Economic Revitalisation Study Research and Recommendations Report.
  • Provide input to the development of a master plan for the Caloundra CBD by Council.
  • Identify actions and strategies that will enhance the main street’s point of difference and appeal as a shopping, business and investment destination.
  • Develop a three-year plan containing actions that can be implemented and will guide how measurable change towards the vision for the area will be achieved.
  • Guide performance monitoring and reporting on revitalisation indicators for the CBD.
  • Establish a strategy for future funding that is endorsed by the business community and commercial property owners.

The 12 positions on the Taskforce include Cr Dwyer and two representatives from the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce. The other nine positions were allocated to members of the local business community who are suitably qualified to drive economic revitalisation outcomes, innovation and leadership unity in the Caloundra CBD.

The selection process for the Taskforce was undertaken by council in collaboration with the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce.

Selection criteria included nominees’ involvement in the Caloundra CBD business community; type and number of secondary interests and roles with the Caloundra CBD and other roles within relevant associations and groups.

There were 26 applications received and applicants not appointed to the Taskforce will be invited to participate in sector specific reference groups that will be formed throughout the duration of the project.

The first meeting of the Taskforce will occur later this month.

Further information and profiles of taskforce members are available via the following link: http://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/sitePage.cfm?code=caloundra-cbd-project