- Wednesday 06 May 2015
Mooloolaba residents, business owners and visitors are invited to share their vision for the town as part of Council’s Place Making Mooloolaba project.
Division 4 Councillor Chris Thompson said Council was actively engaging with the community to develop a masterplan for the area – starting with a community consultation event on Saturday May 9.
“This is the community’s chance to help shape Mooloolaba’s future,” Cr Thompson said.
“We encourage everyone to come along to Loo with a View on Saturday May 9 at 8-11am for the Chalk Day event, where people can draw their vision in chalk along the esplanade.
“People can also speak to Council staff about their vision for the town and enjoy free entertainment including a jumping castle, face painting, giant board games and music.
“If you can’t attend this event, you can still have your say by completing a short survey on Council’s website or sharing your vision on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #visionformooloolaba before May 25.
“We’re also walking the street chatting to traders, holding one-on-one meetings, and doing workshops with local businesses and other stakeholders such as Mooloolaba Business and Tourism.
“Council will use this initial feedback to develop a masterplan, which the community will then be invited to provide further comment on later this year.
“Previous plans and consultation for Mooloolaba will also be considered – we’re not starting from scratch, but rather building on what we already know to make sure it’s up to date and in line with the community’s vision.”
Place Management and Delivery Portfolio Councillor Greg Rogerson said place making was an integrated and collaborative approach of working with communities to create exciting places.
“Council is committed to developing a vision for Mooloolaba that captures its uniqueness and creates an exciting, attractive and sustainable place to live, work and play,” Cr Rogerson said.
Owner of Mooloolaba business Augello’s, Billy Moore, said the Place Making process would make Mooloolaba even more unique and attractive as a destination for locals and visitors.
“Mooloolaba has a world class beach and a magnificent oceanside precinct, and the changes that come from this Place Making process could really take it to the next level,” Mr Moore said.
“This will make the area more family friendly and accessible for everyone – and as a father of two and a local trader, I’m excited about the changes that will take place.
“There are so many other destination options for tourists, so it’s important we’re at the forefront to make the beautiful precinct of Mooloolaba even more unique and user-friendly for everyone.”
When: Saturday May 9, 8-11am
Where: Loo with a View, Mooloolaba Esplanade
IMPORTANT NOTE – Road closure: Partial closure 8-11am – Mooloolaba Esplanade from the roundabout at Brisbane Rd and Mooloolaba Esp. to Burnett St. People will be invited to draw their vision on the road as part of this event. Detours will be in place and traffic signs will provide advance notice of these detours.