VARIOUS councils on the Sunshine Coast have been promoting it for years but Coastal Pathway is now the subject of some master planning.
The Sunshine Coast Council has released a draft master plan for its stretch of the 96km pathway, which runs from Golden Beach in the south to Tewantin in the north.
A 73km section from Golden Beach to Peregian South is the responsibility of the Sunshine Coast Council, while Noosa Council is responsible for the remainder of the path north to Tewantin.
The draft master plan provides long awaited detailed mapping of the whole path and identifies sections which require upgrades such as widening.
Caloundra City Council, which was amalgamated with Maroochy Shire Council to form the Sunshine Coast Council, was proactive on the pathway and much of the work was already done for the stretch within its older borders from Golden Beach to Point Cartwright.
Sunshine Coast mayor Mark Jamieson said the master plan would guide council in expanding on existing pathways.
"The Sunshine Coast has a spectacular coastline that is hugely enjoyed by our residents and visitors," Mayor Jamieson said.
"Council is aiming to provide a continuous shared pathway spanning 73km of our coastline.
"The overall vision of the master plan is to develop a world class scenic coastal pathway for our community.
"There are many great pathways already in place and this master plan will help guide the route and fill in the gaps where pathways need to be upgraded or constructed.
Cr Jamieson said the pathway made it easier for people to enjoy an active lifestyle and experience the iconic views, beaches and parks that are such a key part of living in our region.
"It also helps people connect to local destinations, services and businesses and this access will be improved as the pathway is upgraded and extended."
Members of the public who provide feedback on the draft plan will go into the running to win prizes including a $1000 bike shop voucher, one of three $100 sports shop vouchers, and one of seven $100 vouchers for surf clubs and restaurants along the pathway route.
The plan can also be viewed on the council's website at https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Living-and-Community/Community-Engagement/2016/Coastal-Pathway-Master-Plan or in council libraries.
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