The iconic Redcliffe foreshore will be given a much needed facelift this year.

The first designs were publicly unveiled today and construction is expected to begin in August.

Chandini Khan reports.

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New walkways, decks and improved pedestrian access, just some of the changes to be made to Redcliffe’s Seaside Village precinct.

The area will extend beyond the jetty foreshore into Sutton Street, Anzac Place and Settlement Cove.

It will become more pedestrian friendly but there’ll be no compromise on parking space.

The upgrade is part of a $20-million rejuvenation project announced today.

Allan Sutherland, Mayor, Moreton Bay Regional Council: “Yes it’s a big spend but in the complexity of the whole region, it’s a small spend.”

The Mayor says the precinct will be transformed into a people-friendly zone attracting more visitors and businesses.

Allan Sutherland, Mayor, Moreton Bay Regional Council: “It’s a tired area and it’s in desperate need of a makeover. And we think it’ll be great stimulus to the whole region both now and in the future.”

The project is welcomed by long-term residents on the Peninsula.

They’ve seen shops come and go but are looking forward to this development.

Vox one: “I think it’ll be great for the area and for the locals.

Vox two: “It’ll be good to pick it up, looking a bit old. That’s what I think.”

Vox three: “But definitely yeah I’d be all for it. Get some more classy Coffee Club places and stuff. Yeah it’ll be good.”

The toilet block at the entrance of the Redcliffe Jetty will be relocated but the iconic building will be transformed into a tourist information centre.

The much-anticipated project is expected to be completed around November next year.

Chandini Khan, QUT News