Noosa Parade overhaul gets the green light


Plans to upgrade Noosa Parade between the Munna Point Bridge and the Garth Prowd Bridge have been given the go ahead, with the State Government's Cycle Network Local Government Grants program chipping in $2.23 million for construction to commence early next year.

Mayor Clare Stewart said this was great news for locals and visitors, with the 1.2km section upgrade meaning a safer and user-friendly welcome to Noosa’s main tourist precinct.

“Noosa Parade is a popular route for pedestrians and bike riders given its proximity to tourist accommodation, Main Beach, Hastings Street, and the National Park,” Cr Stewart said.

“New shared pathways and on-road bike lanes will improve safety and access for pedestrians and bike riders, with a reduction of the speed limit to 40km/h to make it safer for all road users.

“Other key features of the upgrade will include eight new pedestrian refuges and a new LED, low-energy lighting system.

“New trees and landscaping works will also be included to provide more shade and visual appeal.”

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said investing in regional Queensland cycling projects was delivering positive benefits for local communities.

“It's so positive to see a significant increase in the use of dedicated walking and cycling facilities, and we know that, on average, every dollar we invest in cycling infrastructure will return nearly five dollars in economic benefit to Queensland with improved health outcomes, reduced traffic congestion, and lower transport costs.  

“That’s why over the next two years the Palaszczuk government has awarded more than $19 million in funding to local governments to deliver new high-priority bike networks, just like the Noosa Parade Corridor Upgrade which will improve facilities for locals and tourists alike,” Mr Bailey said.

Mayor Stewart said the community is encouraged to register for project updates to be informed when the final design layout is available, to see what changes are coming.

“Council’s project team is preparing layouts and drawings to show locals how the upgrade will look when it’s constructed and the team will contact anyone directly impacted by works,” she said.

“We encourage everyone with an interest in this project to get online at Your Say Noosa ( to stay up-to-date and view information about the new-look Noosa Parade as it becomes available.”

This $4.46 million construction is jointly funded by Noosa Council and the State Government under the Cycle Network Local Government Grants program, with the Queensland Government providing 50 per cent of the funding.

Construction of the upgrade is programmed to start in early 2022, with early works to relocate services starting in May 2021.

Automotive and Aerospace Infrastructure & Construction Noosa Council Political

Noosa Council : View Full Profile
9 Pelican Street, Tewantin
07 5329 6500
Noosa Council
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Orealla Bridge delivers a jobs boost for Noosa 08 February 2021 | The new Orealla Crescent Bridge is a major feat of engineering that used a Lego-style construction to create the 24-metre span. More information...
Noosa Parade overhaul gets the green light 18 January 2021 | Plans to upgrade Noosa Parade between the Munna Point Bridge and the Garth Prowd Bridge have been given the go ahead, with the State Government's Cycle Network Local Government Grants program chipping in $2.23... More information...
Council to consider Barrister’s advice on Kin Kin Quarry impacts 17 December 2020 | Noosa Council has received legal advice from a preeminent Brisbane based Barrister, detailing its legal options over community impacts associated with the Kin Kin Quarry. More information...
Bypass stage 1 proposed design addresses Tewantin congestion 18 December 2020 | The Queensland Government and Noosa Council have released the proposed design of the first stage of the Tewantin Bypass. More information...
More Go Noosa transport options these holidays 08 December 2020 | Discounted ferry passes and dedicated 'Drop and Go' zones are the latest addition to Council's expanded Go Noosa program this festive season. More information...
Mayor's Christmas Appeal helps locals in need 18 December 2020 | Noosa residents have donated money, gift cards and gifts to the tune of around $10,000 in support of Noosa's first Mayor's Christmas Appeal. More information...
Two tools to help in future natural disasters 30 November 2020 | Noosa residents and businesses can now better prepare for a natural disaster, with the release of the shire’s first Emergency Action Guide. More information...
Mayor's Christmas Appeal to help families in need 24 November 2020 | Noosa Council is calling on residents to offer those in need a helping hand this festive season, with the launch of the inaugural Mayor's Christmas Appeal today. More information...
Improved mobile Outreach Library Service proposed 25 November 2020 | A more versatile vehicle and improved outreach services are part of the proposed plans to adapt Noosa’s Mobile Library Service. More information...
Interactive space shapes young minds on waste 13 November 2020 | Waste education just got a lot more interesting with the official opening of Noosa Council’s ‘The Ed Shed’ today, an interactive waste and recycling education hub. More information...

comments powered by Disqus

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