Saturday, April 13, 2024

Mooloolaba resurfacing works sealed

Resurfacing works are set to begin this month at Mooloolaba’s The Wharf precinct, Sunshine Coast Council has announced.

Council says the carpark between River Esplanade and the road in front of Sea Life Mooloolaba would be resealed to improve safety and access to the area for all road users.

“The car park is heavily used by beach goers, customers to The Wharf complex, riders and walkers to the marina and surrounding businesses, and the car park asphalt and pavement are showing signs of wear and tear,” said Sunshine Coast Division 4 Councillor, Joe Natoli.

“Council is committed to ensuring the appearance and maintenance of the car park is a priority.”

Stage one works on the Western parking area (entry from River Esplanade) will begin early-November and stage two works on the Eastern parking area (entry from Parkyn Parade) will start from late January next year, he said.

“The Wharf precinct will remain open throughout the maintenance and council will be doing all it can to complete stage one works by early-December 2021 and will pause for the school holiday period. Works on the Eastern car park will resume late January 2022,” Cr Natoli said.

“Some minor stormwater and drainage works will be undertaken during the day and will result in changed traffic conditions, while the majority of resealing and removal of ageing pavement will be undertaken at night to facilitate the day use of the car park.”

The Wharf Mooloolaba General Manager, Karen Hugg said the team was pleased to be working with council to get these works completed as quickly as possible.

“The carpark rehabilitation will significantly improve the quality of the road surface as well as providing visual amenity and creating ease of access for our customers,” Ms Hugg said.

“Whilst there will be short-term disruption to traffic and some temporary car park access limitations, the long-term improvements and enhancements will far outweigh the short-term inconvenience.

“These works will add value and complement this major Mooloolaba precinct area.

“The works are being delivered in two stages to minimise disruption to our customers and The Wharf Mooloolaba appreciates the patience and understanding of retailers, customers, and visitors during the delivery of these works.”

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