Some Caloundra traders believe Bulcock Street is looking a little tired
Some Caloundra traders believe Bulcock Street is looking a little tired Brett Wortman

Caloundra CBD to be given a fresh new look

CALOUNDRA'S "tired- looking" CBD is gearing up for what some business owners believe is a long overdue

facelift.

Sunshine Coast Council approved the creation of a "task force" last week to begin the "revitalisation" of the heart of Caloundra.

It is a move that has the strong support of the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce.

President Michael Shadforth envisioned the CBD looking something like one of the "high-end streets in Melbourne".

"The task force will be set up to employ a person full-time to manage and promote work, with the businesses inside the CBD to improve it," he said.

Mr Shadforth said Caloundra had been through rough years since the Global Financial Crisis and could do with a fresh new look.

"All the traders will work together for a solid outcome," he said.

Rumba Resort owner Bill Darby was also looking forward to a fresh new look and said Caloundra's last "heyday" was in the 1970s.

"We would like to see the direction of the existing Caloundra high street developing into a tourism and hospitality centre," he said.

Mr Darby said while Caloundra was lovely, the main street needed new life.

"We'd like to see cafes, restaurants, boutique and antique shops balance against dollar shops and op shops," he said.

"There is a good appetite amongst the community to see new developments. Caloundra's time is coming."


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