Flying high over Cornmeal Creek
  • Wednesday 12 November 2008

Sunshine Coast Council completed work on Maroochydore’s newest addition today, the $1.7 million Cornmeal Creek Pedestrian Promenade.

The promenade concludes the third and final stage of the Maroochydore Urban Improvement Initiative, with the first two stages focusing on the Cotton Tree Park upgrade.

The promenade concludes the third and final stage of the Maroochydore Urban Improvement Initiative, with the first two stages focusing on the Cotton Tree Park upgrade.

Division 8 Cr Debbie Blumel helped install the colourful banners, which mark the conclusion to this project.

“I’m delighted with the results; this promenade is another step in making Maroochydore a great place to live, work and play,” Cr Blumel said.

“When I stood here in April, it was difficult to imagine how spectacular this would be and what it would mean for the area. But today, strolling along the banks of Cornmeal Creek, everything that the concept plan promised has been delivered.

“What was previously a tired area is now prime waterfront for everyone to enjoy. I hope that local workers come here to enjoy their lunch and that visitors enjoy this promenade between Cotton Tree and the town centre.

“The three stages of this project total $3.1, jointly funded by the Department of Sport and Recreation’s Regional Centres Program and Sunshine Coast Council. This is a great example of what can be achieved when local government and state government work in partnership,” Cr Blumel said.

The promenade boasts numerous features, including a creek side terrace, a host of seating options from timber platforms to benches, feature lighting, art elements, bike racks, drinking fountains, and water sensitive urban design, which filters run-off water before it enters the creek.