- Monday 12 September 2011
Sunshine Beach village has unveiled its new look just in time for the school holidays with the construction of the Sunshine Beach streetscape finishing this Friday 16 September.
Division 11 Councillor Russell Green said the new $600,000 works provide a significant improvement to the village, with new recreational facilities, better connectivity between the beach and shops, and a safer pedestrian environment around the precinct.
Cr Green said the works have improved pedestrian links between the beach, Ed Webb Park and the village, including traffic calming at the Duke Street entry to the village centre.
"Connective terraced pontoons from the park up to the village centre are a key feature, linking recreational visitors with the business centre, Cr Green said.
"It looks absolutely fantastic and I encourage everyone to come, relax and enjoy the new spaces, and support the local businesses while you’re here."
Cr Green extended special thanks to the local business community and to residents for their patience during construction.
"The traders and residents have shown considerable understanding and were able to see the longer term benefits that the project would bring," Cr Green said.
"I thank them for the continued feedback and support throughout the master plan and construction process.
"Thanks also go to the contractors for their great work on this project, and for making it possible to keep our commitment of having the whole project completed by the September school holidays."
Bus services will re-commence from the new bus stop on Duke Street from Saturday.