Project Description



What: New timber boardwalk, beach access ramps & stairways, and decorative stone walls
Where: Main Beach, Noosa Heads – between Tingirana and Park Road Carpark
When: Starting 2018, ongoing
Budget: $1.5m (approximately)



The original boardwalk was at the end of its design life. We designed a new wider structure as a place for cyclists and pedestrians

  • The new width of 3300mm to 4000mm allows easy access for two passing couples
  • We made the new accesses from beach apartments & restaurants smoother and safer
  • The new boardwalk carries maintenance vehicles including an S300 Bobcat and a five tonne rubber tracked excavator
  • We added concealed inserts for temporary handrails during times of beach erosion

Both we and the Council were committed to recycling materials in the design of the replacement boardwalk.

  • 70% of the concrete footings for the original boardwalk were reused
  • Many large timber logs from the original boardwalk were used in the new boardwalk The boardwalk also houses Council’s sand pipe, which replaces beach sand after storms
  • Stainless steel valves have been installed at 45m centres so Council can replace beach sand at any location