Coolum Cliffs Boardwalk
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President: David Simons
Secretary: Chris Harman
Treasurer: Val Simons
Sunshine Coast Regional Council – Cr Vivien Griffin
Coolum Residents Association – Bob Walpole
Coolum Beach Lions – Don Tuxford
Coolum Commerce – Gaye Williams
Coolum Area Parks Association – John Fuller
Coolum District Coast Care – Nancy Green
4 Individual Members:
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- The concept for putting a boardwalk along the cliffs at Coolum started on May 30th, 2000 with the formation as the Point Perry Cliffs Boardwalk sub-committee of the Progress & Ratepayers Assoc.
- Other communtiy groups that accepted the invitation to become members of this committee are Rotary, Lions, Coast Care, Coolum Area Parks, High School student representative, Coolum Commerce & Maroochy Shire Council.
- The Boardwalk Committee contracted Archibett Pty Ltd to develop a Master Plan for redevelopment of the area from the Surf Club south to Point Perry and on to Mona Vista Court.
- There has been very widespread support & encouragment from the community and from Local, State & Federal government representatives. Funds have been raised to share the cost of the Master Plan with Cr. Bruce Dunne. The Master Plan was put on display for public comment at the end of January, 2001.
- In April we proposed to the Sunshine Coast Community Cabinet meeting of the Queensland Government that the Queen be invited to open the boardwalk when in Coolum for the CHOGM.
- In July 2001 Maroochy Shire Council allocated $360,000 to the project and the Queensland Government put in some $300,000 through two of their 'breaking the unemployment cycle' programs, both involving NAMTEC as the supervising organisation.
- The 'Boardwalk ' connecting the village to Point Perry became the first stages of the overall project.Archibett was contracted to develop the detailed plans which were put on public display in September .Guiding principles were that the design & construction should involve minimum disturbance of the site, the boasrdwalk should fit around significant trees & other features and it is to be accessible to all sectors of society.
- Detailed plans were put on public display in September and construction of the stainless steel components commenced on September 24th by 13 participants IN the NAMTEC Engineering project. Work on the site BY 15 CJP participants commenced on October 22nd , working alongside the councils bridge building team.
- The Coast Care group have been very active organising for Nambour TAFE Students to complete a botanical survey of the site, recommending indigenous plants that can be planted and managment practices.They have also been stripping leaves from the pandanus plants that are suffering from the effects OF the leafhopper.
- In November we received a $ 3,000 Regional Arts Development grant to develop a concept to incorporate artinto the structure.
- In December we received a cheque FOR $34, 301 for design & installation of solar powered lighting of the oardwalk.We will look at the possibility of combining these two grants.
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