Responsible Agency: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Proposal Stage of Development: Preliminary Business Case Complete
Building Queensland Role: To Lead Detailed Business Case
Planned Stage End Date: Not Applicable
Estimated Cost of Delivery: $430 million*
Date of Publication: June 2017 (for period 4 December 2016 – 3 June 2017)


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


The proposal is investigating 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.