Planning is underway for streetscape improvements in Eumundi and Sunshine Coast Council is calling on the community to have their say and share valuable local knowledge.

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 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.

Feedback received is helping us develop recommendations that will inform a Draft Streetscape Design, which you will be able to provide further feedback in 2021.

A community streetscape workshop was also held in May 2021, where the community provided further input to shape the streetscape design. More information about upcoming engagement is coming soon.

Developing the Design Community Workshop

In May this year, Sunshine Coast Council’s Placemaking team ran a workshop with the Eumundi community to gain the community’s valuable feedback on initial ideas for the Memorial Drive Streetscape project. 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, and
  • The addition of pedestrian crossings.

The feedback received will inform recommendations for a Draft Concept Design which will be presented to the community for further feedback in coming months. All ideas are subject to further feedback, design and budget considerations.

Memorial Drive Streetscape Project Business Survey - Now Open

Council is inviting businesses in Eumundi town centre to have their say via an online survey. The aim of this survey is to better understand business needs relating to the Memorial Drive streetscape project including on-street parking and footpath dining. The feedback received will help to inform the development of the streetscape design. This survey will be provided to property and business owners in and around Memorial Drive. The survey closes 30 July 2021.

Have your say by completing the Town Centre Business Survey.

What you have told us so far

Where to from here

Your feedback will be used to form recommendations about:

  • Ways in which the street can be improved through streetscaping
  • The types of streetscape elements that are desired
  • The area/s of the street where improvements could be focused
  • The special aspects of the street that should be cherished and preserved
  • The desired look and feel of the street.

There is still time to have your say

A draft streetscape design will be presented Mid 2021 as part of Stage 2 ‘Have we got it right’ with an opportunity for the community to provide further feedback.

Final designs will be produced for these streetscape improvements, with construction anticipated to occur in the 2021-22 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.

Contacts

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

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