Responsible Agency: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Proposal Stage of Development: Preliminary Business Case Complete
Planned Stage End Date: Not Applicable
Estimated Cost of Delivery: $430 million*
Date of Publication: December 2016 (for period 4 June 2016 – 3 December 2016)


The existing Sunshine Motorway, Nicklin Way and Kawana Way transport infrastructure lacks capacity to accommodate forecast travel demand, resulting in significant congestion.


The objectives of the proposal are 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
  • better connect Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Maroochydore, Kawana and Caloundra via a new Mooloolah River Crossing.

The proposal is investigating a range of road works in the area of the Mooloolah River interchange of the Sunshine Motorway, including expanded lane connections, river crossings and intersection upgrades.


Complete Business Case**    >    Building Queensland to lead Detailed Business Case.

* Nominal cost in Australian dollars 2015, estimate provided by Responsible Agency.
** The Responsible Agency has advised that the commencement of the Detailed Business Case is subject to Queensland Government direction.