New boardwalk already winning awards

Published: Comments:
Infrastructure & Construction Lifestyle Noosa Council Tourist Activities

Social:   
The new Park Road boardwalk at night.

The Park Road boardwalk is not only impressing residents and visitors, it is also making an impression on awards judges. It won its first national award before even being completed.

“At the Australian Institute of Horticulture Annual Awards held on October 27, the project was awarded the Regional Green Space Award,” Mayor Tony Wellington said.

“This national award recognises the careful preservation of the environment during the design and construction of the facility.

“Many trees and vegetation were preserved during construction, which made the whole process quite complicated. Koalas and other native animals use this section of coastline, and it is the gateway into the National Park, so environmental sensitivity was paramount,” the Mayor said.

“There are many unique design features. For example, we have added in a shower designed in the shape of a surfboard, which recognises the area’s World Surfing Reserve status.

"I wouldn’t be surprised if this highly original and incredibly graceful boardwalk structure wins more awards. It will certainly become an iconic piece of public infrastructure of which Noosa can be very proud.

"This public walkway is for residents and visitors. Indeed, when I go surfing in the early morning, many of the people I see using the boardwalk are locals enjoying their morning walk.

“I frequently begin surfing at Boiling Pot, and gradually surf my way down to Little Cove or First Point. I then use the boardwalk to get back to the car. This new section is much wider than the old boardwalk, and it will be far easier to navigate my surfboard past walkers and joggers heading in the opposite direction,” the Mayor said.

“The boardwalk will soon feature a tribute to resident Bob Ansett, recognising his essential role leading the Friends of Noosa during the battle to get our Shire de-amalgamated. As Bob himself is a regular user of this walkway, it will be a very fitting place for the commemorative plaque that has been funded by Friends of Noosa.

“I urge residents to take a stroll, particularly at dusk when the lights along the boardwalk come on. All the lighting is LED, and after 10pm it is movement activated.

“There are a few people to acknowledge. For a start, I must pay tribute to my fellow Councillors for holding true to the vision. The Community Reference Group played an important role helping steer the project. And of course Council staff, the designers, and Hutchinson Builders all did a magnificent job, bringing in the project well ahead of schedule and under budget,” Mayor Wellington said.


Mayor Tony Wellington inspects the new Park Road boardwalk, which is wider than the old structure and has been designed around the existing trees.

 
Noosa Council : View Full Profile
9 Pelican Street, Tewantin
07 5329 6500
Noosa Council
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Council declares Noosa a Refugee Welcome Zone 16 November 2018 | Noosa Council has joined other local governments around Australia in extending a warm welcome to refugees. More information...
Dog owners on notice after 74 dog attacks in 11 months 15 November 2018 | Council is warning residents to take responsibility for their dogs or risk hefty fines, prosecution or potentially the removal of a loved pet. More information...
Deal signed today secures 2400 hectares of Noosa koala habitat 07 November 2018 | The ink is dry on a landmark agreement that will protect more than 2000 hectares of Noosa koala habitat. More information...
NAC joins Keep Watch program to boost kids' safety 06 November 2018 | Noosa Aquatic Centre (the NAC) will adopt the Royal Life Saving Society's Keep Watch program from December 1. More information...
All Together Now star to headline Council's Remembrance Day event 05 November 2018 | Lai Utovou, hit sensation from Channel 7's All Together Now, will perform at Noosa Council's Looking Forward to Peace Remembrance Day community event. More information...
New boardwalk already winning awards 05 November 2018 | The Park Road boardwalk is not only impressing residents and visitors, it is also making an impression on awards judges. It won its first national award before even being completed. More information...
Park Road boardwalk opens to the public 31 October 2018 | Visitors to the Triathlon this weekend will be among the first to experience Noosa’s revitalised Park Road boardwalk, with work on a major upgrade finished today. More information...
Council warns abuse and threats not on 31 October 2018 | Council’s Local Laws Manager Phil Amson says verbal abuse and threats against Council parking officers won’t be tolerated. More information...
Have a say on draft plan to help hard-to-accommodate sports 30 October 2018 | A new plan Noosa, Sunshine Coast and Gympie Councils have drafted to ensure the region’s difficult-to-locate sports are better catered for is open for public comment. More information...
Do the right thing and wheel it back in 24 October 2018 | Council is reminding residents and business owners to bring their bins back in from the street promptly after they’ve been emptied. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service