The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is planning for a new motorway to help keep traffic moving on the Sunshine Coast.

The Kawana Motorway will provide a direct connection between Parrearra (the planned Mooloolah River Interchange at Kawana Way) and Meridan Plains (Kawana Way Link Road). This aims to reduce traffic congestion and improve travel times and safety on other major roads in the area including Kawana Way and Nicklin Way, particularly for public transport.

This project will form part of a proposed 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), a high-speed alternative to the Bruce Highway.

  • Have your say

    Community consultation closed on 20 August 2023. Feedback will be considered in the next phase of the project (detailed design).

  • Did you know?

    TMR uses Queensland Treasury's Project Assessment Framework to assess projects at critical stages. From the initial assessment of the service required, through to business case and delivery, a project's progress and quality is assessed via a series of reviews by independent technical experts from across Australia to ensure it meets strategic objectives and achieves value for money. For more information about the process, click here.

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This project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments