Fore­shore up­grades

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS -

THE lat­est of se­ries of im­prove­ments to the Ma­roochy River fore­shore, at both the west­ern and east­ern ends of Brad­man Av­enue, are now com­plete and ready for the com­mu­nity to en­joy.

The up­grades in­clude new shel­ters, bar­be­cues, wide path­ways and land­scap­ing, as well as a new sea­wall which helps pro­tect the fore­shore in­fra­struc­ture and cre­ates ad­di­tional grassed space for the com­mu­nity.

The fore­shore has been trans­formed in re­cent years with up­grades to pic­nic shel­ters, pub­lic art, a new ameni­ties block and pre­vi­ous sea wall up­grades, as well as wide path­way con­nec­tions and the new pedes­trian and bi­cy­cle bridge con­nect­ing to Bli Bli.

Divi­sion 7 coun­cil­lor Ted Hunger­ford said the lat­est ad­di­tions to Cod Hole Park, at the west­ern end of the fore­shore, had pro­vided more op­por­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple to en­joy the area.

“In ad­di­tion to the shel­ters added a few years ago, the new shel­ters, fur­ni­ture and path­ways al­low more fam­i­lies to en­joy this quiet spot for a bar­be­cue or a bike ride,” Cr Hunger­ford said.

“The new path­ways con­nect up with the pedes­trian and bi­cy­cle bridge to make it eas­ier for rid­ing and walk­ing whether you’re trav­el­ling some­where or be­ing ac­tive while en­joy­ing some time out­side with fam­ily and friends.”

Divi­sion 8 Coun­cil­lor Ja­son O’Pray said the new revet­ment wall added to the ex­ten­sive im­prove­ments al­ready made op­po­site Cham­bers Is­land.

“Fin­ish­ing the job on this up­grade is go­ing to bet­ter pro­tect our pre­cious fore­shore and also pro­vide a much big­ger grassed area to have a pic­nic or play with the kids.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

NEW LOOK: Coun­cil­lor Ted Hunger­ford at one of the new shel­ters.

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