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North Coast

Key facts

10,539km2

Area covered by location1

17.27%

Population of Queensland1

1,240km

Other state-controlled road network

129km

National Land Transport Network2

127km

National rail network

Program Highlights

In 2020–21 we completed:

  • construction to widen Deception Bay Road between Morris Road and Anzac Avenue
  • construction of bus priority works along Nicklin Way from Mooloolah River to Jessica Boulevard
  • planning to improve safety, capacity and flood immunity on the Bruce Highway, between the Pine River and Caloundra Road, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • planning to install Smart Motorway technologies on the Bruce Highway, between the Pine River and Caloundra Road, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • planning and business case development of Mooloolah River interchange
  • construction for the Lawnton train station park ‘n’ ride expansion.

In 2021–22 we will: 

  • complete widening the Bruce Highway, from four to six lanes, between Caloundra Road and the Sunshine Motorway, and upgrading interchanges at Caloundra Road and Sunshine Motorway, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • continue construction of the Maroochydore Road and Mons Road Interchanges Upgrade, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • continue construction on the Deception Bay Interchange Upgrade on the Bruce Highway, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • continue construction on the widening of the Bruce Highway, from four to six lanes, between Caboolture – Bribie Island Road and Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163), jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • complete construction of intersection signalisation on Caboolture – Bribie Island Road at Old Toorbul Point Road
  • complete intersection improvements as part of the Caboolture Connection Road route safety project accelerated works
  • commence upgrading the North Coast Line between Beerburrum train station and Nambour train station (Stage 1), jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • complete the upgrade of the Petrie intersection on Redcliffe Road (Anzac Avenue)
  • continue intersection improvements on Morayfield Road and Beerburrum Road
  • complete construction of the Morayfield bus station
  • commence construction of the Strathpine bus station upgrade
  • complete construction of the Caloundra Road and Ridgewood Road intersection upgrade, as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID 19 economic recovery response
  • complete design of Six Mile Creek bridge replacement on Kin Kin Road, as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • commence construction of Brisbane Valley Highway pavement rehabilitation at Esk, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • commence construction of targeted road safety improvements on the D’Aguilar Highway near Kilcoy, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • commence construction of targeted road safety improvements along Steve Irwin Way near Landsborough, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • complete design for park ’n’ ride facility at Mango Hill train station
  • continue design of Beerburrum to Landsborough active transport facilities.

Future plans

We continue to plan for the future transport requirements of North Coast.

In 2021–22 key planning includes:

  • continue planning for future north-south arterial roads parallel to the Bruce Highway
  • commence planning for the Sunshine Coast public transport business case, with Sunshine Coast Council
  • continue planning of the Southern Sunshine Coast Roads Improvement Study, funded by the Australian Government
  • commence planning for the duplication of the Sunshine Motorway, Pacific Paradise to Coolum
  • continue planning to improve connectivity from Dohles Rocks Road northbound to Anzac Avenue and the Bruce Highway.

Investments (interactive)

You can view the list of investments for the North Coast area in the QTRIP PDF or via the QTRIP interactive tool

Map

Map of North Coast 

Image: Australian first diverging diamond Interchange at Caloundra Road looking north.

1 Data source: Queensland Government Statistician's Office (Queensland Treasury), Queensland Regional Profiles. www.qgso.qld.gov.au, retrieved 23 March 2021

2 The detailed mapping data related to the National Land Transport Network (NLTN) Determination 2020 was not available at the time of publication. National Land Transport Network data and maps included assumed relevant state-controlled roads as at 1 July 2020. NLTN rail data and maps are as at 30 June 2020.

Reflects QTRIP 2021-22 to 2024-25 (as at 15 June 2021).