First of many upgrades start in Dicky Beach
  • Thursday 28 January 2016
Shade structures at DIcky Beach

Council is making several important safety improvements in Dicky Beach while it continues to develop a landscape plan for the precinct.

A 40km/h speed limit has been introduced in the main precinct, and work will start in the first week of February to improve the road surface of Beerburrum Street and remove shade structures and refresh the bollards in front of the shops.

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said these improvements were the first of many for the area.

“It is important council delivers these safety improvements and maintenance as a priority while we continue to work through community feedback, received during consultation, to develop a landscape plan for the area,” Cr Dwyer said.

“The improvements to Beerburrum Street include rehabilitating and resurfacing the road pavement, kerb and channel repairs, and drain installation.

“It’s one of many roads to be improved this year as part of council’s ongoing Road Reseal and Rehabilitation Program.

“Work starts on February 1 and is due to be completed in mid-March, weather permitting.”

Cr Dwyer said council was reducing and restoring bollards and removing five shade structures.

“The shade sails need to be removed as the posts are causing a safety issue with the visibility of pedestrians to traffic and some timber pieces have reached the end of their life,” he said.

“This is expected to be done in the week of February 2, which was the traders’ preferred timeframe.”

Council has liaised directly with affected property owners for both projects and thanks residents for their patience while this work is underway.

Traffic controls, including detours, will be in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists.