The Marcoola North Foreshore and Lorraine Avenue precinct is undergoing a master planning process.

Council is inviting the Marcoola community to 'Have Your Say' as part of this master planning process. The feedback received will deliver valuable insights for development of the foreshore park and streetscape.

Purpose

Council will continue to engage with the community to undertake a holistic approach to planning and design of the area. The final plan will guide future projects including asset renewals in the foreshore parkland and a future placemaking project focusing on improvements in Lorraine Avenue. Importantly the masterplan will provide strong direction based on community values to guide future planning and capital works projects in the study area.

Community engagement

The precinct masterplan will be developed in four phases:

  • Phase 1 COMPLETE – Values and visioning – What do you love and value? What is your future vision?
  • Phase 2 UNDERWAY – Making a plan – Developing a draft masterplan from the values and visioning
  • Phase 3 – Have we got it right? - Have your say on the draft master plan
  • Phase 4 – Finishing and staging – Finalising the master plan



The phase 1 community engagement was open from Friday 10 December 2021 to Friday 21 January 2022. Some of the ways the community could have their say included:

  • Meeting Council at the markets
  • Attending a community workshop
  • Completing a survey
  • Writing Council an email
  • Visiting the project website.

Some of the key questions asked in phase 1 were:

  • What do you love?
  • What would you keep?
  • What would you change?
  • What is your vision for the precinct?

In phase 2 Council’s project team will use the community feedback to guide the creation of a draft master plan.

Where to from here

The draft master plan is currently being prepared for public exhibition and comment in June. The community is encouraged to review the draft masterplan document and inform Council ‘have we got it right?'

Overview

Council seeks to design and deliver a masterplan for the Marcoola North Precinct. The project will be funded by the Streetscape Capital Works Program and Minor Capital Works Program. This includes a streetscape upgrade for Lorraine Avenue guided by placemaking.

Placemaking is a process to engage and collaborate with communities. This ensures meaningful and vibrant places are created that reflect their values.

Contacts

For more information, please contact Council’s Placemaking and Design Office on (07) 5420 8046 or email placemaking@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.