Mooloolaba to Maroochydore cycleway, design cycleway

The department is partnering with Sunshine Coast Council to deliver the Mooloolaba to Maroochydore cycleway which will provide a bicycle path connecting Mooloolaba to Maroochydore.

Once completed, the 6km long bicycle path will provide a safe, off-road connection for all active transport users. An off-road shared path facility will reduce the need for interaction between motorists and people riding bikes on roads. It will cater for people of all ages and abilities and integrate effectively with surrounding open space areas.

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


  • Improves safety
  • Better active transport

Key features

  • 6km long bicycle path.


The Mooloolaba to Maroochydore cycleway is being constructed in stages as funding becomes available. The Queensland Government has allocated $2.05 million to Stage 6 - the 1.2km section from Mary Street, Alexandra Headland to Sixth Avenue, Maroochydore. Investment ID 1213025

Total investment
$2.05 million
Queensland Government
$2.05 million

Current status

Stage 6

We have completed the final planning layout for Stage 6. Feedback received during community consultation was evaluated to understand the community's preferences. This information has informed the options that progressed to the detailed design phase for the Stage 6 cycleway. 

Detailed design is underway and is expected to be completed in early 2024. Construction of Stage 6 is subject to funding availability. 

Stage 6 design

Stage 6 of the cycleway is to be a 5m wide, off-road shared path that generally follows the existing coastal path. There will be a single pathway with dedicated provisions for pedestrians and bicycles, scooters and other mobility devices.

Consultation confirmed that car parking is important to the community and the design being progressed results in no loss to the overall number of beachside car parking spaces. 

The design ensures no impacts to the dunes and no median fencing on Alexandra Parade. In most locations, along the path, there is at least 2m of grassed separation between on-street car parking spaces and the shared path to allow the safe unloading of vehicles, where width is available.

A reduced speed limit from 60km/h to 50km/h will be applied to Alexandra Parade.

Stage 6 - section 1 

Mooloolaba to Maroochydore cycleway - Section 1

A new 26 space off-street beachside carpark near the intersection of Alexandra Parade and Sixth Avenue, Maroochydore which includes parking for persons with disabilities and motorbike parking.

Stage 6 - section 2

Mooloolaba to Maroochydore cycleway - Section 2
Removing the right-turn option into Maroubra Street allowing parking spaces to remain on the western side of Alexandra Parade. New signalised pedestrian crossing on Alexandra Parade at Maroubra Street and relocation of the existing bus stop from north of Okinja Road to south of Okinja Road.

Stage 6 - section 3

Mooloolaba to Maroochydore cycleway - Section 3
Following community feedback and an assessment of the overall number of car parking spaces along the alignment, there will be no new car parking added in this section.

Stage 6 - section 4

Mooloolaba to Maroochydore cycleway - Section 4
Additional on-street parking near the Alexandra Headland Surf Lifesaving Club provided by rearranging existing parking spaces and a separated bike path near the lifesaving club entrance. 


In 2020, we undertook an extensive 12-week consultation on Stage 6 of the cycleway. Over the consultation period, the project team received over 1150 pieces of feedback via the interactive map, submissions, emails and feedback forms.

In August 2021, we started a review of the proposed option for Stage 6 and worked collaboratively with the community on a revised community-focused design. Further consultation with the community, including key project stakeholders, local community groups and interest groups, was completed to further inform the design for Stage 6 of the cycleway.

In 2022, we completed a 5-week consultation for a series of revised options for Stage 6 of the cycleway. This feedback informed the options that were progressed to detailed design.

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).

Future stages

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

The department is working in collaboration with the Sunshine Coast Council to address social, environmental and infrastructure planning considerations for future stages.

Mooloolaba to Maroochydore Cycleway proposed alignment

The final Stage 6 final planning layout – September 2023

Map showing the proposed alignment for Mooloolaba to Maroochydore Cycleway
Stage 6 is shown by the blue line.

Mooloolaba to Maroochydore Cycleway

Video Transcript

The M2M cycleway project is part of the network here at Alexandra Headlands where we're trying to make sure that what we provide is an integrated transport solution that suits all users.

People who ride bikes, e-scooters, people who are walking, parents with prams, anyone who's accessing the beach and and needs access to this local areas.

Being invested in this project with TMR was such a an amazing opportunity for us as a a big community group.

It enabled us to really give our insights and our thoughts on how we do move around this region.

We were out in consultation last year and we heard really, strongly from the community that they wanted to maintain green space where we can, but also make sure that the solution we come up with blends into the local area here, which is really important to a lot of the local communities who've been coming here for 10, 20, 40, 50 years.

To their credit, they really did take our feedback on board. They listened to our reasoning. They understood it and come up with solutions that would benefit all user groups.

So it was a really thorough process to get to a a design that I'm pretty sure that all of the stakeholders that are in that room agree is a good way forward.

TMR has really set a different standard in the M2M design by drawing in the community, being really transparent, really authentic, with their communication with us.