Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS - JOHN CON­NOLLY

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.

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