Enjoying outdoors gets even better in Division 9

A boost to parks, roads and pathways expanding outdoor opportunities.


Scenic trails, picturesque parks and projects to entice our community to be healthy and active outdoors are among the key inclusions for Division 9 in Sunshine Coast Council’s 2024–25 Budget.

Divisional Councillor Maria Suarez said a boost to parks, roads and pathways would expand the outdoor opportunities across the division.

“Whether you’d like to take a leisurely walk, enjoy a family picnic, or challenge yourself with a more rigorous activity like mountain biking, there are some exciting projects planned for our local area,” Cr Suarez said.

Work will begin in September on the upgrade to Lions and Norrie Job Park, Coolum Beach, with almost $1.6 million allocated to a new toilet block, barbecue shelter, fitness equipment, pathways and timber pedestrian bridge and landscaping.

“Excitingly, you’ll soon be able to get your hearts thumping on a new pump track in the park, with $150,000 going towards a concept design.

“And spending a day on the Maroochy River will become easier with plans underway for a new boat ramp at Mount Coolum.

“Nottingham Lane Park, Peregian Springs, and Doonan Creek Environment Reserve, Verrierdale will receive a Budget boost to help improve the visitor experience.”

Cr Suarez said Council was also committing funds to Bli Bli.

“Investment in the growing suburb of Bli Bli continues with the upgrade of Camp Flat Road, stormwater improvements in Petrie Creek and enhancements to Avocado Park.

“And while construction is still a while off, planning begins on Bli Bli’s future Maroochy North Sport and Recreation Precinct.”

Cr Suarez said Council was focussed on creating a more pleasant journey around the division.

“It will be safer to walk and ride through the suburbs with improvements to pathways along Wharf Road, Bli Bli, The Avenue, Peregian Springs, View Court, Maroochy River, Kirrawood Court, Bli Bli,  and pedestrian crossings at the junction of Ridgeview Drive and Havana Road West, Peregian Springs,” Cr Suarez said.

“Travel across the division will be smoother with the staged upgrade to North Arm Yandina Creek Road continuing, at Yandina Creek and Lakewood Drive and Monak Road, Peregian Beach.”

Cr Suarez said Council was planning to sustainably manage the region’s future waste.

“And for our whole region, around $9.2 million will be invested in the next financial year to continue the upgrade to the Nambour waste precinct at Bli Bli to sustainably manage our region’s future waste and take another step towards our goal to become a zero-net emissions organisation by 2041,” Cr Suarez said.

“This includes a new Resource Recovery Centre, landfill improvements and planning for a new renewable energy facility for a cleaner, greener and more sustainable future.’’

Sunshine Coast Council’s 2024-25 Budget was adopted on June 20. For detailed information on all Division 9 projects, visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/budget.

Division 9 encompasses Bli Bli, Coolum Beach, Doonan, Marcoola, Maroochy River, Mount Coolum, Pacific Paradise, Peregian Beach, Peregian Springs, Valdora, Verrierdale, Weyba Downs and Yandina Creek.

2024–25 Budget highlights Division 9 include:

  • Nambour Landfill and Recovery Resource Centre design and construction, Bli Bli $9,000,000
  • Lakewood Drive and Monak Road gravel road upgrade, Peregian Beach $1,742,800
  • Lions and Norrie Job Park shower deck renewal, landscape plan and upgrades, Coolum Beach + $1,248,000
  • North Arm Yandina Creek Road seal widening, Yandina Creek $1,025,000
  • Emu Mountain Road pathway construction, Coolum Beach $822,200
  • Camp Flat Road upgrade Stage 3 and Stage 4, Bli Bli* $800,000
  • Petrie Creek Riparian, Bli Bli $544,100
  • Doonan Creek Environmental Reserve visitor plan, Verrierdale $515,000
  • Ridgeview Drive and Havana Road West junction provision for pedestrian crossings on all four legs of the junction, Peregian Springs $450,000
  • Lions and Norrie Job Park toilet block, Coolum Beach $345,000
  • Maroochy North Sport and Recreation Precinct (preliminary planning), Bli Bli $250,000
  • Lions and Norrie Job Park pump track design, Coolum $150,000
  • Havana Road East/West lighting infrastructure installation, Coolum Beach $100,000
  • West Coolum boat ramp design and permits, Mount Coolum $100,000
  • Coolum Civic Centre stage lighting rig, Coolum Beach $95,000
  • Wharf Road pathway construction continuation from number 13 Wharf Road to Princess Drive, Bli Bli $76,000
  • Lowes Lookout Stage One pathway Coolum $60,000
  • View Court investigation and design for pathway construction from Kirrawood Court down to the traffic Island outside number 28 View Court, Maroochy River $40,000
  • Avocado Park fence, naming sign, tunnel and recreation edging renewal, Bli Bli $26,000
  • The Avenue and Doral Drive new pathway corner, Peregian Springs $24,000
  • Nottingham Lane Park Playground, shelter, picnic tables and barbecue renewals, Peregian Springs $12,000

*Proudly funded by the Queensland Government in association with Sunshine Coast Council

+Proudly funded by the Australian Government in association with Sunshine Coast



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