VISION: Community and Creative Hub Town Square concept.
VISION: Community and Creative Hub Town Square concept. Sunshine Coast Council

FIRST GLIMPSE: Concept plans released for another new CBD

A REVITALISED town centre is the focal point of plans for the future of Caloundra.

Residents now have until October 7 to give their feedback on the draft Caloundra Centre Master Plan.

An open air town square with new library and museum for arts and cultural events as well as a mix of residential and tourism development in the CBD is hoped to drive a new era for the coastal town.

Better connections from Bulcock Beach back to the town square and improved road networks are also keys to the rejuvenation of the city which will also hope to attract and accommodate the needs of some of the future 50,000 Caloundra South residents.

It's unclear exactly how much the revamp will cost or what time frame is being looked at, Division Two Councillor Tim Dwyer explaining that it is only a draft plan.

He said the key was to drive the community to come up with ideas of what it would like to see, not just what it doesn't want to see occur.

Former Brisbane Broncos star Kerrod Walters was on hand to help launch the consultation period in Caloundra today.

The Caloundra resident and business owner said he was excited at the prospect of a fresh city centre.

Among the plans for the future Caloundra CBD are attracting investment in the form of a high-class hotel to sit amongst the future mixed use zone of higher density residential and tourism accommodation.

Cr Tim Dwyer said he wanted to see a rejuvenated night life within the town centre so future generations, including his son, could enjoy growing up in Caloundra as he had.

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