Our Towns - Rainbow Beach (Stage 5) 

Project background

Following the endorsement of the ‘Our Towns’ Concept Master Plan for Rainbow Beach at Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 19 July 2017, further work has been progressing on the detailed concept for the first round implementation activity.

This includes:

  • Increased parking and associated landscaping in the central median area of Rainbow Beach Road between Kirchner Ave/ Wide Bay Esplanade and Clarkson Dr by filling in u-turn areas; and
  • Additional street tree planting and streetscape embellishments at key locations along Rainbow Beach Road, focussed between Clarkson Drive and the foreshore.

Once completed, the detailed concept design will progress to pre-detailed design and subsequent engagement with key stakeholders, including traders and building owners along this section of Rainbow Beach Road.

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Rainbow Beach undergrounding of power

Supporting the Our Towns Concept Master Plan for Rainbow Beach is another project focused on improving the streetscape of one of our region’s most popular tourist destinations.

Council commenced works for the undergrounding of power from Clarkson Drive to Kirchner Avenue in Rainbow Beach in May 2019.

The initial works have included potholing of footpaths and roads to locate existing underground services, as well as the relocation of a Telstra pit near the intersection of Rainbow Beach Road and Kirchner Avenue.

Council is working closely with Energex and each of the businesses that are directly impacted by the works to ensure that the construction schedule keeps disruptions to a minimum, especially over the busy school-holiday periods.

It is expected that the conduit installation and street light works will be completed by Christmas 2019.  Hauling of new underground electricity cables, connections from the buildings to the new footpath mounted supply pillars and removal of the existing poles and wires is currently scheduled to occur after the Christmas/New Year school holidays.