A study to identify road network connectivity improvements and safety improvements is underway to increase capacity on roads within the southern Sunshine Coast area to cater for the growing population.
Caloundra Road, Kawana Way Link Road and Bells Creek Arterial Road intersection planning
Options to improve safety and reduce congestion are being investigated at the Caloundra Road, Kawana Way Link Road and Bells Creek Arterial Road intersection in Caloundra.
The study is being completed in 2 stages. Planning will determine a longer-term upgrade solution to address future traffic demands. It will also identify a lower cost shorter-term (interim) solution to reduce congestion and improve travel times and safety at the existing intersection to align with the longer-term upgrade solution. The business case forms part of the Southern Sunshine Coast Roads Improvement Study.
Key stakeholders and the community will be engaged during the business case phase of planning. All feedback received will be considered as part of this process.
The planning of these upgrades will address rapid urban growth in new emerging communities south and west of Caloundra, including Caloundra South (Aura) and Palmview (Harmony). This intersection connects Bells Creek Arterial Road and Kawana Way Link Road, which are part of the future north-south Motorway connecting the Sunshine Motorway to the Bruce Highway.
Design and construction of the project will be subject to future funding availability in consideration of competing statewide priorities.
- Improves safety
- Increases capacity
- Improves network efficiency
- Increases traffic flow
- Reduces peak hour congestion
- Reduces interchange queuing
- Reduces travel time
- Contributes to economy
- Better active transport
The Australian Government has committed $2 million towards this project as part of the Southern Sunshine Coast Roads Improvement Study. Investment ID 1213130
- Total investment
- $2 million
- Australian Government
- $2 million
We are currently developing a business case. Initial community consultation was carried out in November 2021. Further consultation will be undertaken as planning progresses.
- Study area
- Beerwah East
This map shows the roads being assessed as part of this planning project. The intersection at the Caloundra Road / Kawana Way Link Road / Bells Creek Arterial Road intersection is circled to show this is the study area. The map also shows new nearby developments. These developments are Aura, Harmony and Beerwah East.