Our Towns - Rainbow Beach (Stage 5)
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.
- 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 the central u-turn area
- Additional street tree planting and streetscape improvement works 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 on the ‘look and feel’ during the first half of next year with key stakeholders, including traders and building owners along this section of Rainbow Beach Road. This input will be used to inform detailed design for the streetscape improvement works ahead of construction which is expected to commence mid-late 2020.
Rainbow Beach undergrounding of power
Supporting the Our Towns Concept Master Plan for Rainbow Beach is another project focussed 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 October 2019.
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.
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.