Something very special for Coolum
  • Thursday 10 July 2008

Cr Vivien Griffin of Sunshine Coast Council will open a new $155,000 observation deck at Point Perry Coolum, Friday 11 July at 10am, showcasing previously unseen aspects of the Coast.

Enhanced with solar lighting, extensive seating and landscaping, the large timber deck sits cantilevered over the cliff’s edge. The deck shows off the very best views in Coolum; South over First Bay, North up to Noosa and across the Coolum surf breaks.

Cr Vivien Griffin said that the observation deck showcases just how special Coolum is.

“Sometimes it just takes a beautiful sunrise or a breathtaking view to reinforce why the Sunshine Coast is such a beautiful place to live,” she said.

“Former Maroochy Shire Councillor Bruce Dunne initiated the project in partnership with the Coolum Cliffs Boardwalk Committee. I am delighted to join Bruce in opening this wonderful facility”.

“Just in time for the whale watching season this deck will be a spectacular hit with the local community.”

“Point Perry is used for so many reasons, by so many people; weddings, art, sight seeing, picnics. This observation deck coupled with the boardwalk provides an exceptional retreat from the every day bustle.”

Security gates which have been in place throughout construction will be removed and members from the Coolum Boardwalk association, a couple, who are soon to be married at Point Perry and members of the Coolum art centre, have all been invited to catch the first glimpse of the new views across Coolum. Debbie Stains from the Coolum art group will be one of the first artists on site sketching the scene.