Representatives from BeCA met with local MP Mark McArdle and others on Tuesday March 9th to discuss several proposals designed to improve the movement of traffic on Caloundra Rd and into Caloundra itself. The map above focuses on the township itself and is a section of the larger map below.
Projections have been estimated regarding future traffic growth along Caloundra Road.
Park Place to Bowman Rd (in front of Stockland) 2014-27,000, 2031-51,000
West Terrace to Park Pl 2014-24,000 2031-43,000
Nicklin Way to West Terrace 2014-35,000 2031-50,000
Daniel St to Nicklin Way 2014-33,000 2013-34,000
Latcham Drive to Daniel St 2014-31,000 2031-30,000
Bellvista Blvd to Latcham Drive 2014-30,000 2031-31,000
Sugar Bag Rd to Bellvista Blvd 2014-30,000 2031-33,000
Pierce Ave to Sugar Bag Rd 2014-32,000 2031-37,000
Kawana Link Way to Pierce Ave 2014-37,000 2031-38,000
Racecourse Rd to Kawana Link Way 2014-35,000 2031-35,000
Bruce Hwy to Racecourse Rd 2014-35,000 2031-46,000
The major traffic problem is traffic travelling along Caloundra Rd into the township of Caloundra itself, particularly after leaving the Nicklin Way/Caloundra Rd roundabout. It seems quite obvious there is a need for alternative entry roadways into the Caloundra Township.
The map above has some suggestions on how this can be achieved with two new possible entries into the township to the north of the Nicklin Rd/Caloundra Rd roundabout and a possible alternative entry to the south of the roundabout.
Interestingly the road BeCA is keen to see built (indicated by the grey dotted line) is included in the proposal.
Discussions shifted to the ramifications 50,000 people moving into Aura and the effect this will have on local traffic. The grey dotted road if built would eventually create a second east west corridor road allowing a totally independent way for traffic to enter and exit Caloundra.
Needless to say “Costs” will be a major factor on what work comes from some suggested proposals. It appears all roads would be roads virtually under the control of the State Government. However Council funds would be utilised where there is a road involved for which Council is responsible.
For a full screen view of the map below click on the 4 arrows in the square at the right hand foot of the map below.