- Friday 01 April 2011
For those who missed out the first time and those who want to be kept up to date – a second community information session on the Munna Point Bridge refounding project will be held on Thursday 7 April at Sunshine Coast Council’s Tewantin office from 5.30pm to 7pm.
Plans are now underway to provide new foundations for the Noosa Parade bridge within the next three years due to the effects of concrete corrosion caused by salt water exposure. It is council’s intention to keep the existing bridge and approach lanes open to pedestrian and vehicular traffic during refounding works.
Division 11 Councillor Russell Green said that this information session would provide the opportunity for council to report back to the community the outcomes of the community consultation program including preferred design and aesthetics of the bridge’s foundations; construction timing and staging and future considerations for the project.
"We have received some excellent information from the community to date regarding the value of aesthetics when considering the bridge foundation designs and preferred timing and staging of the refounding works.
"We have also seen a strong level of support for provision to be made, as part of the new foundation design, for a future dedicated cycle path and improved pedestrian access," Cr Green said.
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.
Anyone interested in attending the session is invited to register their interest by close of business (5pm) Wednesday 6 April 2011 via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with "Munna Point Bridge" in the subject line.
Each RSVP should include the person’s name, position, company/organisation/resident, address, postal address, email address and phone details. This information will help us to keep you informed over the life of the project.