Better transport connection to Caloundra CBD step closer

Minister for Transport and Main Roads The Honourable Mark Bailey

Caloundra is another step closer to a new transport connection into its CBD, with a consultant appointed to finish the detailed design and a new group of community representatives coming together to provide feedback on the project.

Aurecon has been announced as the detailed design consultant for Stage 2 of the Caloundra Transport Corridor Upgrade, connecting the CBD and Omrah Avenue to Nicklin Way.

The extension is being delivered between Third Avenue from Arthur Street to Nicklin Way, with a connection to Industrial Avenue.

It will create a new access into the Caloundra CBD, reducing delays and congestion at the Caloundra Road/Nicklin Way roundabout.

As part of the design process, 10 community members have been selected to take part in a stakeholder interest group, which will provide important feedback that will be considered during a multi-criteria assessment of options.

The Stakeholder Interest Group will provide important community feedback, which will be considered as part of a multi-criteria assessment of options along with traffic, flood and stormwater modelling, environmental and cultural heritage investigations.

The group’s first meeting will take place next month (December).

The members were selected to reflect a range of ages, demographics and interest areas representing residents, motorists, transport operators, businesses and local facilities.

As the project progresses, the broader community will be kept informed of updated designs via regular updates and information available on the webpage.

The $18.2 million project is jointly funded by the Australian Government, Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council.

It is being delivered by Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and Sunshine Coast Council (SCC).

Detailed design is expected to be completed in late 2023, with construction to follow.

The project is due to be complete in late 2025, weather and construction conditions permitting.

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