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 long-term upgrade solutions to address future traffic demands. It will also identify lower cost short-term or interim solutions to reduce congestion and improve travel times and safety at the existing intersection to align with the long-term upgrade solutions. The business case forms part of the Sunshine Coast Roads Improvement Study.

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 Kawana Motorway connecting to the Sunshine Motorway.

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.

Design and construction of the project will be subject to future funding availability in consideration of competing statewide priorities.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Reduces interchange queuing
  • Accessibility
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Better active transport

Funding

The Australian Government has committed $2 million towards this project. Investment ID 1213130

Total investment
$2 million
Australian Government
$2 million

Current status

We have completed preliminary planning and are preparing to undertake a business case. We will undertake community consultation in 2021 as part of this planning. 

Project map

Map of the project area

Map legend

  1. Harmony
  2. Study area
  3. Beerwah East
  4. Aura

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 and the forecast populations of these. These developments are Aura, Harmony and Beerwah East.