Southern Sunshine Coast Roads Improvement Study

A study is underway to identify and prioritise road network connectivity and safety improvements to increase road capacity within the growing southern Sunshine Coast area.

The Southern Sunshine Coast Roads Improvement Study is assessing and identifying new and upgrade needs in the area to improve safety, network resilience and efficiency.

The department has completed a road network study. This study has developed an area-wide transport sequencing plan to ensure that future road network connections and upgrades are planned and delivered in a prioritised, systematic manner. 

The study will also deliver business cases for 2 priority projects:

The business cases for the projects will guide future investment decisions that improve safety, connectivity, network capacity and resilience.

The project team will keep key stakeholders and the community informed as the project progresses. The design and construction of the projects will be subject to future funding availability in consideration of other competing statewide priorities.


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


The project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments. Investment ID 1213130

Total investment
$5.75 million
Australian Government
$5 million
Queensland Government

Current status

The study is underway. 

Southern Sunshine Coast Roads Improvement Study area location map

Location map with green shaded section indicating the Southern Sunshine Coast Roads Improvement Study area

Map with green shaded area indicating study area of Southern Sunshine Coast Roads Improvement Study project covering areas around Mountain Creek, Sippy Downs, Palmview, Bells Creek, Caloundra and Pelican Waters.