Stage 2 of the Bulcock Street Streetscape project is now complete, making Caloundra’s Village Laneway, used as a main walkway between Bulcock Street and the IGA and Ormuz Avenue bus interchange, safer and more vibrant for local business owners and pedestrians.
Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the upgrade had significantly improved the laneway and would benefit shop owners and residents.
“This $600,000 upgrade has improved safety, visual appeal and seating for pedestrians and will hopefully attract them to stay a bit longer and explore the retailers in the area,” said Cr Dwyer.
“These works play a major part in ensuring the heart of Caloundra remains a safe, friendly, commercially attractive and vibrant centre – they will also help encourage and support local community events like the Sunday markets.”
Place Management and Delivery Portfolio Councillor Greg Rogerson said the Bulcock Street Streetscape project was planned to meet the growing needs of the Caloundra community and help to maintain a sustainable economy.
“Council helps to create a sustainable region by delivering major streetscapes and redevelopments, such as this project, to meet our growing region’s needs,” said Cr Rogerson.
Stage 2 of the project included an upgrade of the street crossing, new lighting and seating and a modern arbour structure that brings green, natural elements into the laneway.
Michael Shadforth, President of the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce, said he was delighted by the improvements in Bulcock Street.
Council would like to thank the local business community and residents for their patience during construction.