Stage One of the Mission Beach Masterplan is due to commence, with works for the carpark beginning on Thursday 28 October, weather permitting.

Located on the corner of Campbell Street and Endeavour Avenue, the carpark will consist of 56 carpark bays, including two disabled parks and three bays suitable for caravans or trailers.

Cassowary Coast Regional Council Mayor, Mark Nolan said the carpark is the first stage in a much larger project.

“Council is very pleased to begin this project as it will improve safety in the area, provide improved access to the local businesses and improve drainage.

“Unfortunately, Council was unsuccessful in receiving funding from the fifth round of Building Better Regions by the Federal Government which was hoped to part fund Stage Two of the project.

“There are other funding opportunities out there including a sixth round of Building Better Regions and we are reconsidering all options to make sure this project goes ahead. 

“In the interim, Council will continue to provide the community with updates as they occur,” said Councillor Nolan.

To provide best value and outcome for the community, changes to the original proposed design have been made. Additional work being undertaken includes further road shoulder works, extra on street parking, an additional entry and exit to the carpark and improved underground drainage.  The extra works will ensure the carpark is suitable for use into the future and allows for forecasted population growth within the Mission Beach area.

Stage One of the Mission Beach Masterplan is fully funded by Council and with additional works now being undertaken, the total project is anticipated to be $696,000.

During the works there will be limited disruptions to the community, with no full road closures anticipated. Traffic management will be on site as required during various stages of construction.

Works will occur from Monday to Saturday, 7:00am to 5:00pm each day. The project is expected to be complete by 17 December, pending site and weather conditions.

To view the master plan for Mission Beach visit www.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/master-plans-strategies. For more information contact Council at 1300 763 903 or via email on enquiries@ccrc.qld.gov.au.