Mooloolaba to Maroochydore cycleway

Transport and Main Roads is partnering with Sunshine Coast Council to deliver the Mooloolaba to Maroochydore (M2M) cycleway which will provide a separated cycleway connecting Mooloolaba to Maroochydore.

Once complete, the 6km long cycleway will provide a safe, off-road connection for all active transport users and motorists. A dedicated cycle facility (with a separated pathway) will reduce the need for interaction between motorists and people riding bikes on roads. The proposed cycleway will be designed to provide appropriate separation between vehicles, pedestrians, bike riders and other wheeled devices.

The M2M cycleway is being delivered over 7 stages as funding becomes available.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Better active transport

Key features

  • 6km long dedicated cycleway.

Funding

The Mooloolaba to Maroochydore cycleway will be constructed in stages as funding becomes available. The Queensland Government has allocated $1.5 million for design of Stage 6 - the 1.2km section of cycleway from Mary Street at Alexandra Headland to Sixth Avenue at Maroochydore.   

Total investment
$1.5 million
Queensland Government
$1.5 million

Construction completed

  • Stage 2 from Amarina Avenue to Foote Street at Mooloolaba (completed by Sunshine Coast Council between 2012 and 2018 as part of the Minyama to Mooloolaba cycleway project).

Planning underway

  • Stage 1 from Mooloolah River to Amarina Avenue at Mooloolaba (we will deliver)
  • Stage 3 from Foote Street at Mooloolaba to the Mooloolaba Foreshore Precinct (Sunshine Coast Council delivery)
  • Stage 4 from Mooloolaba Foreshore Precinct to Venning Street at Mooloolaba (Sunshine Coast Council delivery)
  • Stage 5 from Venning Street at Mooloolaba to Mary Street at Alexandra Headland (we will deliver)
  • Stage 6 from Mary Street at Alexandra Headland to Sixth Avenue at Maroochydore (we will deliver)
  • Stage 7 from Maroubra Street to Maud Street at Maroochydore (Sunshine Coast Council delivery).

$1.5 million has been allocated for design of Stage 6 of the M2M cycleway, a 1.2km section of the project on Alexandra Parade from Mary Street at Alexandra Headland to Sixth Avenue at Maroochydore.

Stage 6: Next steps

Thank you to all stakeholders and interested community members who provided feedback on the preferred option for Stage 6 of the M2M cycleway, which was out for community consultation from 11 May to 31 July 2020.

Over the 12-week consultation period, the project team received over 1,150 pieces of feedback via the interactive map, submissions, emails and feedback forms. The feedback received will be used to inform options for the design of Stage 6. We have collated all feedback received during the 2020 consultation period.

We have been directed to review the proposed option for Stage 6 and work collaboratively with the community on a revised community-focused design. We are continuing to work with Sunshine Coast Council to determine the next steps required to address the social, environmental and infrastructure planning considerations within the project corridor and the best approach for further community consultation moving forward.

Further consultation with the community, including key project stakeholders, local community groups and members of the established Community Reference Group, will be undertaken to further inform the design for Stage 6 of the M2M cycleway.

We are committed to keeping stakeholders and the community updated on the project as design work activities progress.

Proposed alignment (Stage 6 shown by dotted line)

Proposed alignment of Stage 6 of the Mooloolaba to Maroochydore cycleway