Marcoola celebrates its new streetscape
  • Tuesday 30 April 2013

The creation of a new village square, street tree planting and public art are just some of the features of Sunshine Coast Council’s Suncoast Boulevard Streetscape Project.

Division 8 Councillor Jason O’Pray said the $3 million dollar project had delivered on its aim of providing a much improved Marcoola precinct.

“This Streetscape project has created an attractive, safe and connected coastal village centre that will now be a real focus for the local community and tourist activities,” he said.

“One of the really exciting developments is the new ‘Marcoola Village Square’ that includes new street furniture such as seating, bicycle parking and a drinking fountain with turfed areas, new gardens, native tree plantings and integrated public artwork.”

Other features of the Suncoast Boulevard Streetscape Project include:

  • Construction of the Rex Terrace roundabout;
  • Widening of footpath areas along the western side of David Low Way;
  • New kerbing and channelling along western side of David Low Way;
  • Relocation of above ground power to underground power;
  • Stormwater drainage upgrades;
  • Installation of public seating;
  • New retaining walls;
  • Provision of access stairs and ramps (for disabled and pram access);
  • Road lighting upgrades;
  • Street tree planting and gardens;
  • Public art;
  • A new planted centre median strip on David Low Way; and
  • New asphalt overlay on the western side of David Low Way.

The project also gives priority to pedestrians and cyclists through the installation of traffic calming devices and improved pedestrian crossing opportunities.