Sunshine Motorway (Mooloolaba – Peregian) Pacific Paradise to Coolum, planning

The department has commenced planning for the future duplication of the Sunshine Motorway, between David Low Way to just north of Yandina-Coolum Road, to help accommodate future growth and improve safety, connectivity and efficiency.

Planning will investigate doubling the motorway's capacity from 2 to 4 lanes, to help accommodate future growth and to improve safety, connectivity and efficiency. 

As part of the project, provisions for active transport and improvements to the Yandina-Coolum Road roundabout and the School Road intersection will also be considered.

A preliminary evaluation for the project is being undertaken and is expected to be complete in late 2022.


  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Reduces interchange queuing
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Better active transport

Key features

  • Increased motorway capacity from 2 to 4 lanes.
  • Improvements to active transport infrastructure.
  • Improvements to existing interchanges.
  • Opportunities for new interchanges.
  • Inclusion of Smart Motorway technologies.
  • Provisions for fauna treatments.


The Queensland Government has committed $1.75 million to undertake a preliminary evaluation for the project. Investment ID: 1551863

Total investment
$1.75 million
Queensland Government
$1.75 million

Current status

We are undertaking a preliminary evaluation to develop preferred options for the project. Community consultation was undertaken in November and December 2021. Further consultation will take place in 2022.

Sunshine Motorway (Mooloolaba – Peregian) Pacific Paradise to Coolum, planning location map

Sunshine motorway Mooloolaba Peregian pacific paradise to Coolum planning map