- Last updated:
- 05 Dec 2019
You did what?! Roads, cycleways and paths
With almost 3000 kilometres of roads to manage, along with facilities such as footpaths, cycleways and bus stops, council teams often work around the clock to ensure we can all get from A to B and beyond safely.
Council takes care of everyday improvements like fixing potholes as well as managing road resurfacing and rehabilitation projects. Our teams are on the ground fast when an issue or potential hazard is reported, or a major weather event causes damage. Council has in fact attended in excess of 2200 potholes in the last financial year and on average repairs are completed within 2.5 days.
What a year looks like*
- 4,418 road safety and infrastructure improvements
- Maintained 2446km of sealed and 526km of unsealed roads
- 54km of roads resurfaced or rehabilitated in 18/19
- 116 reseal projects
- Upgraded 19 bus stops
- Achieved 92% disabled access compliance for bus stops
- Funded door-to-door transport services for people over 60
- $5.2m Sippy Downs Drive upgrade.
*(2018-2019 financial year)
Maintaining our road network
Sunshine Coast Council looks after maintaining and improving our road network and associated assets (sealed and gravel roads, bridges and pathways) as well as vegetation management, construction and project delivery services and private works.
The Road reseal rehabilitation program delivers high performing, long lasting new roads and restores existing roads to a safe and serviceable condition.
- Resurfaced and/or rehabilitated 54 kilometres of roads
- Utilised 47,000 tonnes of asphalt costing a total of $19.7 million
- Significant works occurred on the following roads:
- Coonowrin Street, Battery Hill
- Valdora Road, Valdora
- Maud Street, Maroochydore
- Wises Road, Buderim
- Coonowrin Road, Glass House Mountains
- The Esplanade, Caloundra.
Bus stop upgrades
Nineteen bus stops across the region have been upgraded to benefit all users and meet the needs of community members with a disability. The upgrades ensure our bus stops meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and Federal Government targets.
Work included installation of tactile ground surface indicators, upgraded footpath connection to bus stop locations and new bus shelters. The Transport Levy provided $583,864 towards the upgrades in 2018-2019, with work continuing into 2019-2020.
The upgrade works have achieved compliance for approximately 608 (92%) for council bus stops. All Sunshine Coast bus stops are expected to meet the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport and the Australian Standard 1428 by 2022.
Door-to-door transport services
A range of flexible and affordable transport programs have been implemented or trialed to support community members who require more accessible public transport options.
Council Link provides an affordable, door-to-door transport service for people aged 60 and over and for people with disabilities or mobility impairment. This program is fully funded by the Transport Levy and services 59 suburbs across the Sunshine Coast, improving community connectedness and reducing social isolation.
In 2018-19 council trialled a range of Flexilink trial transport services for areas with limited access to public transport services. The Peachester to Beerwah Flexilink service and the Conondale to Maleny (via Witta) Flexilink service delivered more than 4000 passenger trips.
A Kenilworth Community Transport Service trial was also launched, providing affordable, reliable and accessible transport for Kenilworth residents to give them better access to Maleny, Nambour, Mapleton, Eumundi and Yandina.