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$70 million Sunshine Coast arterial road now complete

Touted as a second gateway from the Bruce Highway to the southern Sunshine Coast, the $70 million Bells Creek Arterial Road is now complete.

The eight kilometre extension of Bells Creek Arterial Road was open yesterday, completing the 11.9km link.

The road was co-funded by Stockland and the Queensland Government.

“The population of the Sunshine Coast is booming – one of the reasons our government put funding on the table to bring its construction forward from 2030,” said Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“More than 50,000 drivers use Caloundra Road every day so this brand new road will give those people a crucial second access to the Bruce Highway.”

Member for Caloundra Jason Hunt added, “This new road will cut travel times for the people of the southern Sunshine Coast, which is great news.

“The Bells Creek Arterial is eight kilometres of good news for our region, unlocking jobs for our young people and more commercial investment.

“On the back of this fantastic piece of infrastructure, it also means we can start on our new Aura emergency services precinct in the very near future.”

According to Stockland regional development manager Adrian Allen, the Bells Creek Arterial Road will significantly improve traffic flow in the area, with motorists expected to save time on their journeys.

He added, “The southern city centre roundabout at Splendour Street provides direct access into Aura’s new Emergency Services Precinct where future police, fire and ambulance facilities will be located. The precinct is expected to open in mid-2024.

“The Bells Creek Arterial Road extension project has delivered significant economic benefits including the creation of employment opportunities at Aura Business Park. More broadly, the project supports further investment in the region.”

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