Work well on the way for coastal “Our Towns”

Tin Can Bay IGA Manager, Kylie Rayson, shows some of the new plantings and beautification in the Tin Can Bay shopping precinct

Tin Can Bay IGA Manager, Kylie Rayson, shows some of the new plantings and beautification in the Tin Can Bay shopping precinct

The final “Our Town” concept master plans and priority actions for the townships of Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove are under progressive implementation.

Following extensive public consultation, the focus of the work Council is planning in Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove will centre on streetscape improvements including landscape design, improvements for pedestrian access and strengthening tourism attributes.

Tin Can Bay will benefit from an improved public realm within the local centre and community precinct, and Cooloola Cove hub will benefit from the investigation and delivery of a pedestrian linkage from the local centre to surrounding residential areas.

The team were currently working on plantings near the Tin Can Bay IGA, including beautiful pines.

Kylie Rayson has worked at Tin Can Bay IGA for around 11 years, and says the upgrade is very welcome, “Once it is all finished, it will be beautiful. It is already a great improvement.”

She pointed to the new path, “They are widening all the paths at the foreshore as well. Once it is all finished, it will be wonderful for the community – especially our older residents.

Council crews are hard at work in sweltering conditions beautifying our streets

Council crews are hard at work in sweltering conditions beautifying our streets

“There are so many people out walking in the morning – to have a path that you can fit two people on will be good!”

We have listed the short-term projects, see more: www.gympie.qld.gov.au

Cooloola Cove

  • Wayfinding elements and plantings at intersection of Nautilus Drive and Investigator Avenue
  • Pedestrian refuges connecting to the local centre
  • Street tree plantings and street furniture to assist in better defining the local centre precinct
  • New footpath connection along Investigator Avenue starting at intersection with Nautilus Drive to connect with existing footpath, Nautilus Drive footpath linkage.
  • Investigate potential for pedestrian connections to the local centre
  • Wayfinding cues to accentuate through-route and direction to local centre (at corner of Queen Elizabeth Drive and Investigator Avenue)

Tin Can Bay

  • Local centre and community precinct improvements
  • Local centre entry and identity statement
  • Signature tree plantings and landscaping to highlight local centre
  • Replace dead Cooloola Pine specimens in pine grove
  • Tourist information site – final location and extent to be confirmed in relation to tourist information site proposed for Norman Point
  • Street tree plantings to Tin Can Bay Road / Kidd Straight / Gympie Road for extent of local centre and community precinct.
  • Upgrade pedestrian pathways to increase connectivity within local centre and improve connections to community precinct
  • Prepare detailed precinct master plan for Norman Point
  • Information sites at the local centre and at Norman Point
  • Trail and link improvements
  • Consider site (HA Chooky Mallett Park) for dog off-leash compound within reserve