AS PLANS for Mooloolaba's foreshore parkland area progress locals have shared their support for the plan, but stressed one more element should be considered.
Tony Boyd said it was vital the development was supported by parking infrastructure.
"Mooloolaba really desperately needs this face lift ASAP, but the developments need to be done in the right order or we will end up with a few years of pain and damage to our tourism and economy if roads and parking developments are not co-ordinated for timing in relation to other work," he said.
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Lisa Hooper loved the plans but agreed the parking needed to be made a priority.
"Sounds fantastic," she said.
"It is something for everyone.
"All we need now is heaps more parking because there is never anywhere to park."
While some commenters on the Daily's website and Facebook page argued the Sunshine Coast already had stunning natural beach settings, MarkOnTheHill said that meant there was room for diversity.
"If you look at what Townsville have done along The Strand, it's easy to see that they have created a thriving and fantastic public area that merges nicely into parks, pools, beaches and retail areas," he wrote.
"That place is always alive with people and activities.
"Given that we have many, many kilometres of beaches all up and down the coast it seems to me that there is plenty of room for a diversity of beach settings from pristine to surfing to exploring to 'destinations'.
"In fact, one could argue that each beach having a unique 'character' is exactly what makes the area so interesting."