Glasshouse Mountains Road (Steve Irwin Way) safety improvements

Detailed design is underway for safety improvement works along Glasshouse Mountains Road (known as Steve Irwin Way) between Beerwah and Landsborough.

Steve Irwin Way is a strategic link providing access to popular tourist destinations in South-East Queensland and the local towns of Beerburrum, Glass House Mountains, Beerwah, Landsborough and Palmview. This link has experienced increased traffic growth over the years and the proposed works will improve overall safety and reduce the potential for head-on, rear-end and run-off-road crashes.


  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Better road access
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth

Key features

  • Road widening from north of Foley Road to Mellum Creek Bridge.
  • Wide centre line treatment installation between Foley Road and Mellum Creek Bridge, to separate opposing traffic flows.
  • Shoulder widening.
  • Dedicated right-turn lanes between Irwin Road and Isambert Road intersections, where not already installed.
  • Extending and replacing culverts.
  • Pavement rehabilitation.
  • Vegetation management.
  • Potential safety barrier installation at identified locations.


This project is part of the Australian and Queensland governments' $415 million economic stimulus package.

Total investment
$18 million
Australian Government
$14.4 million
Queensland Government
$3.6 million

Current status

Design is underway for the safety improvement works.

Project map

Glasshouse Mountains Road (Steve Irwin Way) safety improvements design layout