Sunshine Motorway - Mooloolah River Interchange Upgrade

Sunshine Motorway - Mooloolah River Interchange Upgrade

The project will deliver a range of upgrades to Sunshine Motorway at Mountain Creek to provide an improved Mooloolah River Interchange. The preferred option includes:

  • a major upgrade to the Mooloolah River Interchange and existing connections to the Sunshine Motorway east-west and north-south links, and Nicklin Way
  • a new road connection across the Mooloolah River connecting the upgraded interchange with Kawana Way at Parrearra
  • upgrading the Sunshine Motorway from the Mooloolah River interchange to Kawana Way from two to four lanes, and
  • new local road links including a direct connection for northbound traffic on Nicklin Way to Brisbane Road in Mooloolaba, and a new link between Karawatha Drive in Mountain Creek and Brisbane Road.

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is preserving a preferred alignment for the proposed road corridor. 

Key Dates

Jun 2018 Project Announcement

Funding contributions

Federal Government
Queensland Government


Procuring Agency: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Related contracts:
Detailed Design
Successful Tenderer - A GHD and SMEC Joint Venture


Jun 2018 The Queensland Government allocated $7.4 million in the 2018-19 Budget to support the development of the detailed business case. The business case development will be subject to open invitation in early 2019.
Jul 2020 Building Queensland has completed a preliminary evaluation of the project and is developing a detailed business case. TMR expects the detailed business case to be completed in mid-2020.
May 2021 The 2021-22 Federal Budget allocated $160 million for the project.
Jun 2021 The 2021-22 Queensland Budget allocated $160 million for the project.
Dec 2021 TMR awarded the Detailed Design contract for the project to a GHD and SMEC Joint Venture.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Queensland |