Overview

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is investigating options for a new motorway link (Kawana Motorway) between Parrearra and Meridan Plains. This new motorway will help cater for the growing population, reduce congestion and improve travel times and safety on other major roads such as Kawana Way and Nicklin Way.

This project will form part of a new north–south motorway (Sunshine Motorway, through the new Mooloolah River Interchange, onto Kawana Motorway, Kawana Way Link Road and Bells Creek Arterial Road to the Bruce Highway).

For more information about this project, visit the project web page.

Have your say

The community was invited to post short comments below on the feedback wall and provide general feedback in a survey, via email, phone or mail to the project team or at drop-in information sessions.

The comments provided will help TMR develop the business case.

Submissions closed on 26 November 2021. Further consultation will be undertaken in 2022, after concept designs are developed.

Feedback wall

We are interested to know what you think

Share your thoughts, then vote on (like/dislike) other comments if you agree or disagree. Feedback provided in this section will be displayed on the feedback wall

25 November, 2021

BecB says:

“Change the Traffic light sequencing along Nicklin way would avoid congestion, it's terrible! Public transport lane NOT more roads!”

25 November, 2021

BecB says:

“This will also ruin even more of our natural bushland/wildlife in the area which needs to be protected, it's not all about cars! More Buses!”

25 November, 2021

BecB says:

“This is a ridiculous waste of tax payers money. Put this money into better public transport supporting more direct routes/frequent services.”

24 November, 2021

Doreen says:

“These ridiculous ideas are ruining our Sunshine Coast. If you have all this money give fast and simple rail access to Brisbane instead.”

24 November, 2021

Doreen says:

“Roads on the Sunshine Coast are one big mess and any so-called improvement will involve more bushland/fauna/flora disappearing! JUST STOP!”

24 November, 2021

Tracey says:

“No benefit in putting the road inbetween the existing homes. Use the existing bridge and create less harm to the natural environment and res”

23 November, 2021

lily_lee says:

“Build CAMCOS first! Mwy will increase noise and air pollution in surrounding area. It's an ineffective strategy compared to public transport”

23 November, 2021

lily_lee says:

“TMR should focus on public transport first. Kawana motorway will disrupt wildlife in kawana forest which is the least we want to see here.”

23 November, 2021

Jon says:

“TMR should focus on mass transit such as bringing forward the CAMCOS heavy rail and supporting rapid transit from Caloundra to Maroochydore.”

23 November, 2021

Jonno says:

“Project has no place in 21st Century transport system Building more roads=existing population driving more Prioritise active/public transp't”

21 November, 2021

CallumR says:

“Public transport is an investment. Mwys are backwards expenditures. No Olympic region should put road projects over rail. We need CAMCOS 1st”

21 November, 2021

CallumR says:

“Building roads to fix traffic is like loosening a belt to cure obesity. I can't believe we still have this 1960s thinking. Build CAMCOS 1st.”

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This project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments