Planning is underway for streetscape improvements in Eumundi and Sunshine Coast Council is calling on the community to provide further feedback on the Draft Streetscape concept design.

Purpose

Council is proposing to deliver streetscape improvements in Memorial Drive Eumundi as part of its Streetscape Capital Works Program.

The streetscape project will seek ideas and feedback from the community to develop recommendations for the design of the streetscape, and priorities for its improvement.

Community engagement

Council has been working with the local community and businesses for more than a year to gain ideas and feedback through business surveys and community workshops.

From the ideas and feedback provided in the first stage of engagement, a draft streetscape concept design has been developed, ready for the community’s further feedback.

Community engagement Stage 2: Have we got it right?

Council is asking the community, ‘have we got it right?’ in hearing your values and visions from Stage 1 engagement. Feedback from the Draft Concept Design will be translated into the final streetscape design.

The community are encouraged to provide further feedback on the design throughout February, 2022.

Meet the project team, view the design and share your ideas for the final round of community engagement at a series of drop-in sessions.

Save the date:

  • Community drop-in session: Date to be advised, CWA Hall, 78 Memorial Drive, Eumundi.
  • Community drop-in session: Date to be advised, CWA Hall, 78 Memorial Drive, Eumundi
  • Online survey: Online survey opens Tuesday, 18 January and closes Tuesday, 15 February.

Community engagement Stage 1: Values and Vision

In October and November 2020 we engaged with the Eumundi community to understand what you love about Memorial Drive and what can be improved.

As part of the engagement, a total of 261 people had their say to create a shared vision for the street.

The community were invited to have their say at a number of engagement events including a sausage sizzle in Dick Caplick park, business ideas night, Eumundi Market stall and online survey.

A community streetscape workshop was also held in May 2021, where the community provided further input into the streetscape design. A total of 36 community members and representatives attended the presentation and participated in the activities.

Some of the priorities highlighted by participants included a desire for:

  • Beautified town entrances
  • Artistic lighting features
  • Pedestrian linkages from Memorial Drive to Napier Road to support access to existing car parking areas
  • Enhancement of memorial fig trees
  • The addition of pedestrian crossings

In July 2021, Eumundi’s business community was asked to have their say via an online survey. The aim of this survey was to better understand business needs relating to the Memorial Drive streetscape project including on-street parking and footpath dining.

All the feedback during Stage 1 – Values and Vision has informed recommendations for a Draft Concept Design. All ideas are subject to further feedback, design and budget considerations.

What you have told us so far

Where to from here

Following Stage 2 ‘Have we got it right?’ the design will be finalised incorporating community feedback. The streetscape construction is anticipated to occur in the 2022 financial year.

Overview

Placemaking is an approach to engaging and collaborating with communities to create meaningful and vibrant places that reflect their values.

A placemaking approach to improving Eumundi’s main street, Memorial Drive, is an opportunity to involve the community in thinking about how its function, character and identity can be enhanced into the future to support Eumundi as a local place and destination.

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Stories of Eumundi

The Stories of Eumundi project capture's the historical significance of the township as told by locals, to inform the Eumundi Placemaking project. The digital story explores community stories, history, and significant events of Eumundi. The filmmaker worked in collaboration with individuals to record, preserve, and share the memories of key local identities about the town. The digital story promotes the diverse culture of the Sunshine Coast, celebrating our unique Sunshine Coast heritage, and explores how the past has shaped our region.

Contacts

For more information, please contact council’s Place Project Officer on (07) 5420 8784 or email placemaking@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.