A more colourful outlook is coming to Mooloolaba, thanks to the efforts of the local community and Sunshine Coast Council.
Division 4 Councillor Chris Thompson said work would soon start on landscaping and tree planting in Carwoola Crescent and Elanora Avenue at the request of residents.
“The local community has expressed a strong interest in this and after hearing their ideas I arranged for a landscape concept design to be prepared for the traffic island at the intersection of Carwoola Crescent and Elanora Avenue,” he said.
“This design has been sharpened after further consultation with residents and taking on board their ideas that include development of a park style landscaped seating area, shade and street tree planting and an entry wall with directional signage for houses on Carwoola Crescent.
“I have contributed some divisional funding towards this exciting project that has enabled it to commence in the coming weeks. Funding has also been allocated for the planting of street trees on Elanora Avenue and Carwoola Crescent as part of council’s ‘Adopt a Tree Program.’
“Cr Thompson said a street tree establishment and maintenance fact sheet would be distributed to residents after the trees were planted.
“This is a terrific community-driven project that council is very pleased to support,” he said.
“I’d really like to congratulate and thank residents in Elanora Avenue and Carwoola Crescent for their initiative and look forward to a fantastic outcome.”
Work is currently out to tender and construction is likely to begin in October or November. Information on streets trees and tree maintenance tips are available on council’s web site.