Council spending $1 million on signs, crossings and lights
FRASER Coast Regional Council will spend $1 million on signs, crossing and streetlights on the Pialba, Scarness and Torquay Esplanade precincts.
Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the Esplanade is the "jewel in our crown".
"These works will enhance it as well as making it safer," he said.
Councillor Daniel Sanderson said the project would define the precincts, slow traffic and improve the movement of pedestrians, especially children, across the Esplanade between the beach and businesses.
"The changes will also alert driver that they have entered a precinct so they should slow down and take some time to explore," he said.
Work will include raising pedestrian crossings, upgrading existing streetlights and building entry statements in each suburb.
The pedestrian crossings will be similar to the ones installed at the intersection of Tavistock St and the Esplanade.
Cr Sanderson said the work would start in Scarness then move on to Torquay and Pialba.