Aurecon selected to complete design for Caloundra Transport Corridor Upgrade

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Stage two of the Caloundra Transport Corridor Upgrade appoints Aurecon to finish design, connecting Caloundra CBD and Omrah Avenue to Nicklin Way.

Caloundra is another step closer to a new transport connection into its CBD, with a consultant appointed to finish the detailed design and a new group of community representatives coming together to provide feedback on the project.

“We’re all about making it as easy as possible to get to and from the Caloundra CBD, which is why it’s so great to see a contractor locked in to deliver road extension,” says Queensland Member for Caloundra Jason Hunt. 

The extension is being delivered between Third Avenue from Arthur Street to Nicklin Way, connecting to Industrial Avenue.

 It will create new access to the Caloundra CBD, reducing delays and congestion at the Caloundra Road/Nicklin Way roundabout.

As part of the design process, ten community members have been selected to participate in a stakeholder interest group, providing critical feedback that will be considered during a multi-criteria assessment of options.

The Stakeholder Interest Group will provide important community feedback, considered part of a multi-criteria assessment of options along with traffic, flood and stormwater modelling and environmental and cultural heritage investigations.

“This is another way we can collaboratively work with the community and all tiers of government to advance the liveability of the Sunshine Coast in providing a new transport corridor that services our growing community’s needs,” says Sunshine Coast Council Division 2 Councillor Terry Landsberg. 

“Community feedback about the impacts of the new transport link on Bicentennial Park is a key design consideration. A review of the link through the park has been undertaken to reduce the footprint as the project progresses through detailed design,” says Sunshine Coast Council Division 2 Councillor Terry Landsberg. 

The group’s first meeting will take place in December 2022.

The members were selected to reflect a range of ages, demographics and interest areas representing residents, motorists, transport operators, businesses and local facilities.

As the project progresses, the broader community will be informed of updated designs via regular updates and information on the webpage.

“This project will ease pressure on local roads, as well as the Caloundra Road and Nicklin Way roundabout, reducing travel times in the area,” says Queensland Member for Caloundra Jason Hunt. 

“It comes as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s over $3 billion four-year transport, and roads plan for the Sunshine Coast, supporting 2,700 good, secure jobs,” says Queensland Member for Caloundra Jason Hunt. 

“This project will make a big difference for motorists, bike riders, pedestrians and public transport users alike, so it’s great to see we’re a step closer to delivery,” says Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey. 

“Feedback from the stakeholder interest group will play a key role during the design period and help us make sure the road extension meets the needs of residents,” says Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey. 

“We’re continuing to deliver for Sunshine Coast residents, helping them spend less time behind the wheel and more enjoying the great Queensland lifestyle,” says Queensland Member for Caloundra Jason Hunt.

“This project plays an important role in balancing the importance of safety, connectivity and community integration for Caloundra,” says Sunshine Coast Council Division 2 Councillor Terry Landsberg.  

The $18.2 million project is jointly funded by the Australian Government, Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council.

It is being delivered by Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and Sunshine Coast Council (SCC).

Detailed design is expected to be completed in late 2023, with construction to follow.

The project will be completed in late 2025, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Source: © The State of Queensland 2022 

Image Source: © Department of Transport and Main Roads

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