- Friday 18 February 2011
A community information and consultation session regarding refounding works to the Munna Point Bridge on Noosa Parade will take place on Thursday 3 March at Tewantin Council Chambers at 5.30pm - 7pm.
Plans are underway to provide new foundations to the bridge within the next three years. The existing foundations are suffering from the effects of aggressive concrete corrosion caused by salt water exposure.
Sunshine Coast Council Division 11 Councillor, Russell Green assured residents that the bridge remained safe for use and of council’s intention to keep the existing bridge and approach lanes open to pedestrian and vehicular traffic during refounding works.
“While the bridge remains perfectly safe for use now, we want to ensure that we build new foundations sooner, rather than later to ensure long term access and safety for bridge users, Cr Green said.
“The Munna Point Bridge and Noosa Parade are key transport routes for residents and visitors and we understand the importance of ensuring the bridge remains open at all times.
“We know that Munna Point Bridge is a popular route for walkers and cyclists too so we’re committed to ensuring the new foundations make provision for a future cycle path and improved pedestrian access.”
Council has engaged the services of professional design and engineering firm Arup to design the technical aspects of the new substructure (bridge foundations) and local (Tinbeerwah) architectural firm, Bark Design, to work on the aesthetics of the project in consultation with Council.
The community information and consultation session will seek the community’s feedback on the design and aesthetics of the bridge’s foundations; construction timing and staging and any additional comments about the project including future considerations (for example, upgrades to bridge railings, viewing platforms, etc).
Anyone interested in attending the session is invited to register their interest by close of business (5pm) Monday February 28, 2011 via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and by including in the subject line the words “Munna Point Bridge”. Each RSVP should include the person’s name, position, company/organisation/resident, address, postal address, email address and phone details.