Construction set to begin on Bells Creek Road with $35M locked in

The Queensland Government has announced shovels will hit the ground within weeks on the extension of Bells Creek Road to the Bruce Highway.

A total of $57 million has been locked in for works in the southern Sunshine Coast, with $35 million dedicated to Bells Creek Road.

The rest of the funding includes $11 million towards an $18.2 million extension of Third Avenue to Nicklin Way which will work to improve access to the city.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the government’s partnership with property development company Stockland will enable the creation of another 314 jobs and get works started on the extension within two to four weeks.

He said the $7 million in state funding and $4.2 million in council funding towards an $18.2 million extension of Third Avenue to Nicklin Way at Caloundra would provide an alternative road for families to the Caloundra CBD and take traffic away from the busy Caloundra Road roundabout.

David Laner, Queensland General Manager at Stockland said, we welcome the government’s commitment to funding this regionally significant piece of infrastructure, enabling it’s immediate commencement.

“The project will unlock jobs and economic investment in the short-term and provide significant long-term transport and connectivity benefits to the region,” Laner said.

Bailey said the project was a great example of how all levels of government are working together on the Sunshine Coast, with council and the Australian Government to also fund the upgrade.

Funding for these road extension comes in addition to $3.75 million which has been allocated to upgrade the Ridgewood Road intersection. Early works are now underway on that project.

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