Overview

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is planning for improved active transport options on the Sunshine Coast. Planning is underway for Stage 6 of the Mooloolaba to Maroochydore (M2M) cycleway which spans a 1.2km section of Alexandra Parade from Mary Street at Alexandra Headland to Sixth Avenue at Maroochydore.

Community feedback received during 2020 and 2021 informed revised options for the project that were out for community feedback from 18 March to 22 April 2022.

The revised options respond to feedback on key themes including:

  • safety
  • the importance of beachside car parking spaces
  • maintaining flexible pedestrian movements
  • protecting the dune areas
  • the width and surface of the path.

Over the 5 week community consultation period in 2022, TMR received a range of feedback on the revised options for the Stage 6 alignment. This feedback is currently being evaluated and will inform what options are progressed to the next stage of design.

Key features of the revised options

Click on the image below to see an overview of the key features that apply to the entire length of the proposed cycleway (Stage 6).

Expand the image by clicking the arrows in the right hand corner.

Stage 6 alignment

Understanding the options

The following 4 sections provide a clear view of the revised options.

  • Section 1: Sixth Avenue to Parker Street
  • Section 2: Maroubra Street to Okinja Road
  • Section 3: Okinja Road to the surf club precinct
  • Section 4: Surf club precinct.

During consultation the community had the opportunity to nominate their preferred option in each section. Details of these options are provided below.

Section 1

Section 1 - Sixth Avenue to Parker Street

Key features include:

  • the path weaves through established melaleuca and cotton trees providing shade, with minimal disruption to the tree canopy (arborist has been consulted)
  • transitions from the existing paths on Sixth Avenue
  • all on-street beachside car parking spaces retained
  • road median is narrowed on Alexandra Parade creating space for the 5m shared path and 2m grassed area for unloading vehicles, where space allows
  • slip lane at Aerodrome Road/Sixth Avenue intersection realigned.

In this section, there are 2 carparking options. Click on the parking hot spots to learn more about each option. You can expand the image by clicking the arrows in the right hand corner.

Site 1 options

Section 2

Section 2 - Maroubra Street to Okinja Road

Key features include:

  • road median is narrowed to provide space for the 5m shared path and 2m grassed vehicle unloading area, where space allows. There is no impact to the dunes with no encroachment beyond the existing fence
  • a new signalised pedestrian crossing at Maroubra Street
  • the existing beachside bus stop will be relocated to south of Okinja Road (in Section 3), alleviating an area of congestion on the shared path
  • a small reduction in beachside car parking spaces due to the pedestrian crossing.

In this section, there are 2 options available relating to traffic movement at the intersection to retain as many beachside car parking spaces as possible. Click on the hot spots to learn more about each option. You can expand the image by clicking the arrows in the right hand corner.

Section 3

Section 3 – Okinja Road to the surf club precinct

Key features include:

  • widening the existing shared path to 5m
  • new beachside bus stop relocated from Section 2 (north of Okinja Road), alleviating an area of congestion on the shared path.

In this section, there are 2 carparking options available. Click on the parking hot spots to learn more about each option. You can expand the image by clicking the arrows in the right hand corner.

Section 3 options

Section 4

Section 4 - Surf club precinct

Key features include:

  • rearrangement of the existing southern section of carpark to allow the existing path to be widened to 5m, with no impact to the coastal dune area
  • all existing car parking spaces retained
  • new on-street car parking spaces are gained by realigning an exit point from the surf club carpark.

In this section, there are 2 options available for the shared path alignment at the surf club. Click on the hot spots to learn more about each option. You can expand the image by clicking the arrows in the right hand corner.