New stairs to be built at Coolum Beach

September 5, 2022 8:52 am in by
Local News


Work is about to get underway to replace the damaged stairs at beach access 77 in Coolum.

A new set of timber and aluminium stairs will be built from next month.

It comes after erosion earlier in the year revealed wood rot and other structural defects in the current set.

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Sunshine Coast Councillor Maria Suarez says the new stairs will be strong, last a long time and require minimal maintenance.

“After considering the options, council decided that replacing the stairs with a new aluminium and timber set offered the best value for money,” Cr Suarez says.

“It will still have timber treads and balustrades to keep that coastal texture and feel similar to the beach access 83 at Third Bay.

“The beach is an important part of our Sunshine Coast lifestyle and these designated entry points help to protect the dunes and coastal foreshore areas from erosion and damage.

“We thank the community for their patience while we work to restore safe access for our community.”

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Construction is scheduled to start after school holidays and will be completed in approximately four to five weeks, weather dependent.


Image: Damaged stairs at Beach Access 77, supplied.