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About the CTCU

The upgrade is a high priority project for improving access into the Caloundra CBD and surrounding destinations.

The new connection into the Caloundra CBD will reduce traffic congestion at the Caloundra Road/Nicklin Way/Pelican Waters Boulevard roundabout and have flow-on benefits for local roads in Currimundi, Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach.

This project is also consistent with the community’s vision to get people out of cars and into more sustainable modes of transport, including walking and cycling by providing a new separated two-way cycle track and pedestrian pathways.

The new intersection and road corridor is designed to meet the forecast traffic demand at opening in 2025/26 and over the next 10 years, with infrastructure benefits to cater for our growing population, business and tourism.

Ultimate plan

Ultimate plan

The project footprint includes:
  • a new intersection with Nicklin Way by extending Third Avenue
  • active transport underpass for more convenient pedestrian and cyclist movements
  • improved safety and accessibility for pedestrian with:
    • new signalised crossings
    • new pedestrian pathways
    • new dedicated two-way cycle track alongside a low-speed traffic environment
  • new street lighting and landscaping
  • an alternative entry into the Caloundra CBD and reducing congestion at the Caloundra Road/Nicklin Way roundabout.
Project sections

The new transport upgrade is made up of two sections - Section 1 and Section 2.

Section 1 (Omrah Avenue to Arthur Street) will be delivered and funded by Council to meet local growth and community needs. It is estimated to cost $19.6 million.

Section 2 (Third Ave extension) project cost and funding contributions are subject to further consideration and negotiations. 

The CTCU is a multi-staged project to be delivered over a number of years. 

Where to from here

Section one early works, including the demolition and modification of properties and relocation of services, are currently in progress and will continue throughout the first half of 2024.

Energex will undertake underground works along the existing power easement in Ben Bennett Bushland Park, located between Industrial Avenue and West Terrace, between March and September 2024. The works form part of Energex’s standard service upgrades.

The final configuration of both intersections for Section two and active transport pathway locations will be confirmed with a final design and construction details scheduled for release in mid-2024. Delivery of the fourth leg into Industrial Avenue will be subject to available funding once detailed costing is complete.

The CTCU Project Team will continue to keep our community informed about the project via regular updates.

Contact the project team

Keep up to date on the project as it progresses by subscribing for construction notifications and updates.

To contact the CTCU project team, please email [email protected].