Independent and FREE - 2021 Best Online Publication

Sweet street: town’s main thoroughfare to get upgrade

Independent and FREE – 2021 Best Online Publication (Qld Country Press)

Sweet street: town’s main thoroughfare to get upgrade


Have your say: opportunity to make hinterland town's main street even sweeter

Do you have a news tip? Click here to send to our news team.

‘Brickville’ was transformed into a bustling Coast suburb

It has a less than grandiose ring to it, but 'Brickville' almost became the name of a Sunshine Coast suburb. The name was abandoned, not More

Bellissimo! Mouth-watering new festival to fill your belly and soul

A full celebration of authentic Italian food, drink and entertainment is coming to the region for the first time, with pizza, pasta, gelato, espresso, More

Critical shortage: mum-and-dad owners at breaking point

Worker shortages “across all industries” are severely impacting many Sunshine Coast businesses, forcing temporary closures, exhausting owners and frustrating customers. While the ongoing fallout from More

What’s On: rock band tour, musical comedy and a funny festival

Join fun-loving Beddy Rays Following the recent release of their punk rock party starter "Sort It Out", fun-loving larrikins Beddy Rays are pumped to be More

Big dream: Coast sprouts one of nation’s youngest authors

At just eight years of age, Lincoln Rawlins has become one of Australia’s youngest published authors. His debut book, the colourful Sprout’s Idea, will not More

Reason behind push to build Coast’s Games village now

A new group is hitting the streets to get people off the streets with an initiative to find solutions to the rental crisis, including More

The main street of a picturesque town in the Sunshine Coast hinterland is set for a makeover.

Maleny is known for its dairy country, rainforests and artisan boutiques.

It’s a place much-loved by locals and visitors year-round, which is why Sunshine Coast Council has asked the community for their feedback on improvements to the main street, Maple Street, to ensure it remains bustling and welcoming for all.

Sunshine Coast Council Division 5 Councillor Winston Johnston said he looked forward to hearing the community’s feedback on how to make Maple Street even sweeter.

In 2005, Council developed the Maleny Maple Street Streetscape Concept Plan which was shaped by community feedback, now we ask the community what stages they would like Council to prioritise next,” he said.

“The Maple Street Streetscape area extends from Myrtle Street to the Obi Obi Creek Bridge and includes a variety of community spaces.

Maleny’s main thoroughfare, Maple Street.

“Since the concept plan was developed, council has upgraded the Coral and Maple streets roundabout, undertaken streetscape improvement works along Coral and Fig streets, upgraded the Teak and Maple streets intersection and made Cooke Park frontage more welcoming.

The design was developed through a process of extensive consultation and cultural mapping which revealed the character of the streetscape upgrade should be unique to Maleny and incorporate the artistic, rural, historical, cooperative and organic nature of the community.

“We aren’t looking to change the character of the town, but to continue to improve the long-term amenity of the street, create more community gathering points and reinforce a sense of place for the community.

“We understand there has been some years between the first round of streetscape improvements, which is why we seek to understand the key areas of Maple Street the community believe need to be focused on next.

“Council also wants to know if the concept design needs any updating to meet the values and vision of the current and future community.

“I encourage the community to provide further feedback until August 15, 2022, via an online survey or email submission.”

The feedback obtained during the consultation period will allow council to better understand the preferences of the community.

Some elements shown in the concept plan may be considered with future project budgets.

The community engagement process will seek to prioritise the most important improvements to make within the available budget.

For more information about the streetscape upgrades please visit council’s Have Your Say website at Sunshine Coast Council – Have Your Say. 

The picturesque Glass House Mountains.

How you can have your say

Help keep independent and fair Sunshine Coast news coming by subscribing to our free daily news feed. All it requires is your name and email. See SUBSCRIBE at the top of this article.