Draft Southern Sunshine Coast Public Transport Strategy

Building on the foundation of previous transport planning for the Sunshine Coast region, we have developed the draft Strategy with input from Sunshine Coast Council.

The draft strategy sets out our proposed vision and direction for how the Queensland Government will deliver a public transport system to meet the future needs of the southern Sunshine Coast, while protecting its natural environment and lifestyle.

Benefits

  • Improves network efficiency
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Increases capacity
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth

Supporting a growing urban area

The Sunshine Coast is South East Queensland’s (SEQ) third largest urban area, with the majority of its population located in the southern Sunshine Coast between Beerwah and Maroochydore.

ShapingSEQ forecasts that by 2041 the Sunshine Coast local government area will need to accommodate an additional 190,000 people, requiring 87,000 additional dwellings and generating more than 800,000 trips per day. Most of this growth is expected to occur in the southern Sunshine Coast area. 

A new approach is needed to shift the southern Sunshine Coast towards more sustainable travel choices and to help protect the lifestyle and amenity of the region. Investment in a high-quality public transport system will support renewal of the coast, strengthening connections to the greater region and enhancing its attractive character and identity.

Download the full draft Southern Sunshine Coast Public Transport Strategy.

Consultation on the draft Southern Sunshine Coast Public Transport Strategy closed on 16 March 2022.

Thank you to the stakeholders and community that provided comments, we will consider all feedback provided.