Overview

In response to feedback from members of the Palmwoods community, TMR has undertaken investigations into pedestrian-related road safety improvements on Palmwoods-Montville Road, locally known as Margaret Street.

These investigations extend on previous planning by Sunshine Coast Council's (SCC) Placemaking Palmwoods Public Domain Plan endorsed in 2014.

TMR has identified 3 locations for potential pedestrian improvements within the township and prepared concept designs.

Community consultation

Community feedback plays a key role in initiatives and projects undertaken by TMR.

Community consultation was carried out over seven weeks between 6 December 2021 and 21 January 2022.

Input received will help TMR understand community preferences, so detailed design and delivery of improvements at priority locations can be progressed as funding becomes available.

Feedback is currently being reviewed and an update to outline the next steps will soon be provided.

Proposed improvements and locations

Three locations have been identified for pedestrian improvements through the township, including:

  • an upgrade to the existing informal crossing point near the Post Office
  • an upgrade to the existing crossing point near Rick's Garage
  • a new crossing point near Palmwoods Bakery.

These treatments will be supported by traffic calming devices, additional street lighting and warning signage.

The safety of all road users is always TMR's highest priority and clear sight lines are required to ensure these treatments can be designed, delivered and operated safely.

A number of factors were carefully considered during the concept design process, which you can read more about in the frequently asked questions on this page. In particular, TMR recognises the importance of on-street parking to local businesses, residents and visitors and has attempted to minimise impacts to car parking as much as possible.

Click on each of the 'hotspots' below for more information and view the concept designs and parking impacts in further detail.