Section of popular viewing deck closed for safety

Mooloolaba’s Loo with a View has become a popular meeting place to take in the sweeping views of our coastline, however the effects of the corrosive and harsh environment on the ageing facility now requires a section of the deck to be closed.

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Mooloolaba’s Loo with a View has become a popular meeting place to take in the sweeping views of our coastline, however the effects of the corrosive and harsh environment on the ageing facility now requires a section of the deck to be closed.

Sunshine Coast Council Built Infrastructure Group Executive Scott Taylor said public safety was Council’s highest priority with regular inspections occurring since temporary supports were installed in December 2023.

“Based on expert advice, the cantilevered deck section on the Loo with a View has reached the end of its life and we have made the difficult decision to close the cantilevered deck section as it is no longer safe for public use,” Mr Taylor said.

"This decision has been made in the interests of everyone and we trust our community understands the safety reasons for this decision.

“A pedestrian barrier – which will not affect the views – has been installed to restrict access to the front of the cantilevered deck and the area underneath the deck.

“Our community can still access public toilets and Council staff will continue to monitor and inspect the facility and undertake routine maintenance.

“Council has routinely maintained and serviced this much-loved facility, as we do for all our community assets, however there comes a point where they do reach end of life, especially in these highly corrosive coastal environments.  

“The plan is for the facilities to be removed and replaced as part of Stage Two of the foreshore’s revitalisation.

“We will keep our community informed of Stage Two construction start dates.”

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Aerial view of cantilevered deck section closed off for public safety.

New Public Amenities         

The new and improved public amenities form part of the Mooloolaba Foreshore Revitalisation’s Stage 2 Central Meeting Place design, including architecturally designed and fully accessible new public amenities, a new ocean viewing deck, new public toilets and showers, a ‘Changing Places’ facility for people with high support needs, and a new all-abilities ramp to provide easy access to the beach.

For more information about the Mooloolaba Foreshore Revitalisation visit the project webpage on Council’s website www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/MFR.

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