Walk, run or ride – new pathways complete across the Coast
  • Tuesday 15 March 2011

They may not be paved with it, but for pedestrians and cyclists who can now get around safely, the new pathways recently completed across the Coast are as good as gold.

Integrated Transport Portfolio Councillor Vivien Griffin said safer pedestrian access is all part of council’s ongoing commitment to sustainable transport.

"Council will add around 2,000km of pathways to its network this financial year. To put that in perspective, it’s around 1,800km from the Sunshine Coast to Melbourne," Cr Griffin said.

"Each week numerous projects are underway aimed at creating a safer, more pedestrian friendly environment across the Coast," Cr Griffin said.

"This financial year alone, council has spent over $6 million improving pathways across the Coast through its local pathway and strategic pathway network program – and there’s still many more to come before the end of June.

"As a council, we know that unless we deliver safe and effective pedestrian and cycle infrastructure, we won’t get people out of their cars."

Projects completed across the Coast this financial year alone include: 

Division

Project

Division 1

Anzac Avenue footpath, Beerburrum

Division 1

Commissioners Flats, pathway, Peachester

Division 2

Park Place, pathway, Caloundra

Division 2

Landsborough Parade, pathway, Golden Beach

Division 2

Golden Beach School, pathway, Golden Beach

Division 2

Moreton Parade (Dingle/Lower Gay) footpath Kings Beach

Division 2

Moreton Parade footpath Kings Beach

Division 2

Albert Street footpath Shelly Beach

Division 3

Sunset Drive – missing pathway links, Little Mountain

Division 3

Parklands Boulevard stage 1-footpath, Meridan Plains

Division 3

Bellara Drive - Talara Street footpath Currimundi

Division 3

Poatina Street Wurtulla - footpath Wurtulla

Division 3

Beerburrum Street Bikeway Beerburrum Street Aroona

Division 3

Footpath Alexander Street- Miranda-Sugarbag Aroona

Division 3

Bikeway Nicklin Way-Piringa to Currimundi, Wurtulla

Division 4

Mary - Janet Street – footpath, Mooloolaba Road

Division 4

Point Cartwright Drive stage 2, bikeway, Buddina

Division 4

Pacific Boulevard, footpath, Nicklin Way Buddina

Division 4

Jarrah Street, pathway, Minyama

Division 5

Neill Road gravel footpath, Eudlo

Division 5

Footpath McCarthy Road Bunya - Mountain View, Maleny

Division 6

Alfriston-Karawatha Drive footpath works Karawatha Street, Mountain Creek

Division 6

Glenfields Boulevard footpath, Mountain Creek

Division 6

Mountain Creek Road to Karawatha Drive footpath

Division 6

Bellflower Road footpath, Sippy Downs

Division 7

Main Road, Fishermans Road to Indiana Place, footpath, Kuluin

Division 8

Hinkler Parade footpath, Maroochydore

Division 8

Primary School Court missing footpath, Maroochydore

Division 8

Bradman Ave, canal - O'Connor Street, footpath, Maroochydore

Division 9

School Road footpath, Bli Bli

Division 9

Yungar St footpath, Coolum Beach

Division 9

Yandina Creek Rd pathway, North Arm

Division 9

Lefoes Road pathway, Bli Bli

Division 10

Low Street footpath, Yandina

Division 10

Tamarin Drive footpath, Mapleton

Division 11

Doonella Bridge - footbridge (River Way), Tewantin

Division 11

Park Road – Boardwalk, Noosa Heads

Division 12

Doonella Footbridge pathway approaches Doonella

Division 12

Ward Park Pathway, Tewantin

Division 12

Crystal St, Oak St to Maple St - footpath link, Cooroy

Division 12

Mary River Road, pathway, Cooroy

Division 12

Mary Street - Jarrah Street, bikeway, Cooroy

Council reaffirmed its commitment to sustainable transport recently by endorsing the Sunshine Coast Sustainably Transport Strategy 2011 – 2031 and Sunshine Coast Active Transport Plan 2011 – 2031.

These documents provide the direction that council needs to follow over the next 30 years and are a key component to protecting the great lifestyle so loved by Sunshine Coast residents and visitors.