I’M EXTREMELY happy with the outcome for the Brisbane Rd carpark site at the recent ordinary meeting.
The council has approved a split-block option and will be dividing the site into two parcels.
This project has been 25 years in the making, but I’m confident we’re closer to achieving the best result for the community, businesses and council.
Our priority has always been to optimise what we could see delivered on this site in a way that achieved some of our important place-making objectives for Mooloolaba.
There will be a call for tenders to design and construct a multi-deck 700-bay carpark on the northern parcel of land facing Smith St.
There is still a lot of work to be done, but it’s my hope that construction will commence by mid-2019.
During construction, the council plans to maintain 100 carparks on the site, with a loss of only 75 carparks during the build.
The council will also call for expressions of interest for a variety of development proposals on the southern parcel of the property facing Brisbane Rd.