Council is proposing to deliver streetscape improvements in Blackall Street as part of its Streetscape Capital Works Program.

As part of Stage 2 ‘Have we got it right?’ the project team are seeking further feedback from the community to create a streetscape upgrade that aligns with their values and visions.

Complete the survey now to provide your thoughts and ideas on the draft concept design for Woombye before 13 August 2021.

Purpose

From the ideas and feedback provided in the first stage of engagement in 2020, a draft streetscape concept design has been developed, ready for the community’s further feedback.

In November 2020, council engaged with the Woombye community to understand what you love about Blackall Street and what can be improved. As part of Stage one community engagement, a total of 225 surveys and multiple conversations were completed to gain an understanding of what the community loves about Blackall Street and what can be improved.

The community were invited to have their say at a number of engagement events that included:

  • online and print survey
  • sausage sizzle at the School of Arts Hall
  • ‘Cheers and ideas’ event at the Woombye Pub
  • community streetscape workshop held in March 2021 where the community provided further input to shape the streetscape design.

Your feedback has helped council develop a Draft Streetscape Concept Plan reflecting the communities shared visions which the community can now provide further feedback on this month.

Community engagement

The survey data has now been analysed to form a community brief, from which the project team have created a draft Concept Plan for further community feedback.

What we’ve heard you would like to see:

  • create an attractive and vibrant town centre
  • tell Woombye’s Story
  • improve pedestrian experience and provide convenient parking.

Have your say

A draft streetscape design is ready for the community’s feedback as part of Stage 2 ‘Have we got it right?’

Share your ideas with the project team and enjoy a free barbecue at the Woombye School of Arts Hall on Saturday 24 July between 8am and noon.

Can’t make it in person? The community can provide further feedback by filling out the online survey before 13 August.

Where to from here

Following community feedback,

the final designs will be produced, and the actual construction is scheduled to

take place in the following financial year 2021/2022. Council will keep the community updated as the project progresses.

  • Stage 3 Engagement, Presenting the Concept Plan, August 2021. The plan will be made available to the community for information

Overview

Funded through the Streetscape Capital Works Program, council seeks to design and deliver a streetscape upgrade for Blackall Street through a placemaking process.

Council, in partnership with the Queensland Government, has allocated $1.55 million to deliver the streetscape improvements. The State Government has contributed $500,000 of the total funding under the $100 million South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program.

Placemaking is an approach to engage and collaborate with communities to create meaningful and vibrant places 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.

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