Have your say on million dollar Bradman Avenue upgrade
  • Thursday 02 December 2010

Sunshine Coast Council is developing a Masterplan that will map the future of the Maroochy River foreshore along Bradman Avenue and residents are encouraged to have their say.

Division 8 Councillor Debbie Blumel said that this is an exciting time for Bradman Avenue and Maroochydore.

“Over the next five years, council has allocated nearly $1.4million to the development of the Open Space Masterplan and its delivery,” Cr Blumel said.

“Last year, council decided to put a hold on the Masterplan process until the outcome of a federal research grant application was known – had the grant been successful, it might have meant changes to the plan.

“The 2009/10 funds were instead allocated to the brand new skillion roof BBQ shelter on Bradman Avenue and a new allocation made for the Masterplan in the 2010/11 budget.

“Now that we are forging ahead once more, I’d encourage the many people who use, live in and love this area to take this opportunity to have their say as community feedback will ultimately guide the Masterplan.

“The Masterplan aims to enhance the foreshore parkland and its facilities and clearly set out a road map for improving the environmental, recreational, aesthetic and social amenity of the area into the future.

“Also, we want to cater for the many and varied uses of this area and ensure that any changes support the overall health, wellbeing and vitality of the region,” Cr Blumel said.

The study area includes the parkland in between Bradman Avenue and the Maroochy River, from Picnic Point to Fishermans Road, including Chambers Island.

Residents can have their say online, or come along to a meet us in the park session:

Session 1:
Open space area adjacent to Bradman Avenue, opposite Swan Boat Hire
Date: Saturday 29 January 2011
Time: 9am – 12:30pm

Session 2:
Where: Fishermans Road Sunday Market, Lions Park, Maroochydore
Date: Sunday 30 January 2011
Time: 9am – 12:30pm

Following consultation, council will create a concept plan and once approved, construction will commence.