- Tuesday 13 October 2020
Congestion-busting funding for our road network
It was fantastic to hear recently that the Queensland Government will provide $11 million, in addition to council’s $4.2 million, towards an extension of Third Avenue to Nicklin Way at Caloundra. This project will deliver much needed alternative access to the Caloundra CBD and beaches and take traffic away from the busy Caloundra Road roundabout. Pending confirmation of the Federal Government’s contribution, the $18.2 million project will be able to proceed.
The Queensland Government has also committed to provide $35 million for the Bells Creek Arterial Road extension to the Bruce Highway, which will provide a fast new connection between our Glass House townships, Aura and Caloundra in potentially just a couple of years’ time.
Have your say on rail and transport upgrades
The Sunshine Coast community is invited to share ideas on proposed rail and commuter parking improvements as part of the Australian and Queensland Government funded $550 million Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade. The upgrade is designed to reduce travel times, improve service reliability and increase parking. Have your say at www.tmr.qld.gov.au/projects/beerburrum-to-nambour-rail-upgrade
Need money for your community group?
Council’s Minor Community Grants Program is now open. Not-for-profit community organisations can apply for grants of up to $2000 through one of the seven categories - Community Development, Cultural Development, Cultural Heritage, Economic Development, Environment, Festive Season or Sport, Recreation and Healthy Living. Find out more and apply on council’s website. Applications close November 2.