Sunshine Coast Council Division 4 Councillor John Connolly today welcomed the news that construction of the highly anticipated $18 million Brisbane Road Car Park redevelopment in Mooloolaba has been approved and will soon commence.
The new eight-storey multi-deck car park will improve public parking availability in Mooloolaba by increasing the number of spaces from 176 spaces to more than 700 car parking spaces, with a further 54 motorcycle spaces and 50 bicycle spaces.
Division 4 Councillor John Connolly said construction would commence in late October, weather permitting and was expected to be complete by December 2020.
“To minimise disruption to residents, visitors and businesses over the Christmas and New Year holiday period, noisy works will cease between Friday, December 13 and Tuesday, January 28, 2020,” Cr Connolly said.
“The new multi-deck car park, to be built by Evans Built, a locally-owned and operated business, will not only benefit local residents and businesses, but also visitors from all over Australia and the world.
“With some retail premises on the ground level, it will also contribute to the local economy and activate the First Avenue and Smith Street corner.
“When complete, the multi-deck car park will also enable better access to the beach, foreshore, shops, cafes and restaurants that continue to attract people to Mooloolaba.”
Evans Built Director Sean Evans said as local builders, Evans Built was proud to be working with council to deliver this exciting project for our community.
“The benefits from a project of this nature flow through to many local contractors, suppliers and businesses and it is anticipated that up to 400 workers may be involved throughout the course of construction,” Mr Evans said.
“Evans Built is part of the Mooloolaba community and we aim to support our local business operators in our daily operations. We look forward to realising this quality landmark project for our area.”
Cr Connolly said in the past few months, the Brisbane Road Car Park project team had conducted a series of doorknock meetings with Mooloolaba traders adjacent to the car park.
“Another series of community engagement will take place over the next week,” Cr Connolly said.
Sunshine Coast Council appointed an independent assessment manager to assess this development application.
Prior to constructing the new multi-deck car park facing Smith Street, reconfiguration works have been completed to the portion of the car park fronting Brisbane Road and First Avenue. This reconfiguration has delivered 93 parking spaces and four motorcycle parking spaces which will remain available for public use throughout the construction period.
The new multi-deck car park will include:
• More than 20,000sqm of additional parking spaces
• More than 700 parking spaces, with a further 54 motorcycle spaces and 50 bicycle spaces
• Eight-storey car park
• Ground floor retail outlets facing First Avenue
• Vehicle entries from Brisbane Road and Smith Street