Responsible Agency: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Proposal Stage of Development: Preliminary Business Case Complete
Building Queensland Role: Not Applicable**
Planned Stage End Date: Not Applicable
Estimated Cost of Delivery: $430 million*
Date of Publication: December 2017


The existing Sunshine Motorway, Nicklin Way and Kawana Way transport infrastructure is congested and lacks capacity to accommodate forecast travel demand.


The proposal investigated a range of roadworks in the area of the Mooloolah River Interchange of the Sunshine Motorway, including expanded lane connections, river crossings and intersection upgrades.


The project is expected to:

  • improve safety by reducing crashes and weaving behaviours at the Mooloolah River Interchange
  • increase capacity on the Sunshine Motorway between the Kawana Way interchange and the new Mooloolah River Interchange
  • provide better connectivity between the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Maroochydore, Kawana and Caloundra via a new Mooloolah River Crossing.


Commence Detailed Business Case***

* Nominal cost in Australian dollars 2015, estimate provided by responsible agency based on preliminary business case.
** No active role during the June to December 2017 pipeline period.
*** The responsible agency has advised that the scope and commencement date of the detailed business case is subject to Queensland Government direction.