Construction on Oceanway missing link and Currumbin seawall to begin

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Construction on a missing link of the Oceanway at Currumbin and the upgrade of the adjacent seawall is about to begin as the City continues to focus on erosion reduction and increased safety.

The $6.9 million project will see the path between the Currumbin Vikings Surf Lifesaving Club and Tomewin Street widened from 2.5m to 4m forming a missing section of the Oceanway in Currumbin.

The more than 50-year-old Currumbin seawall, which is located underneath the existing pathway, will be upgraded and built to a standard that will improve resilience to wave action and coastal erosion.

“Beaches are some of our most critical assets and protecting them from erosion ensures they can be enjoyed by residents and visitors for years to come,” Division 14 Councillor Gail O’Neill said.

“The new seawall will help reduce erosion while also improving protection for buildings, properties, and roads.

“The upgraded path will increase safety for pedestrians and cyclists.”

The upgrades are jointly funded by the City and the state government through the Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program.

The project will include complete dune revegetation, installation of dune fencing, upgraded retaining walls, beach stairs, showers, kerbs, and car park access.

Construction will begin in early May and is set to be completed in November 2024, weather permitting.

During construction there will be temporary changes to traffic, including single lane closure of Pacific Parade and reduced on-street parking for short periods of time. Detours will be put in place.

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Bart Mellish said: “The Queensland Government wants more people to experience the joy of riding a bike to work, school, to socialise, to the shops and for recreation,”

“We know that – on average – every dollar we invest in bike-riding infrastructure will return nearly five dollars in economic benefit to Queensland with improved health outcomes, reduced traffic congestion and lower transport costs.

“That’s why we have committed $328 million from 2023 – 2024 to 2026 – 2027 towards standalone active transport initiatives, including bikeways, shared paths and bridges across the state.”

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