Project Overview

Sunshine Coast Council is undertaking early planning to improve the cycle network connecting Sippy Downs and Buderim.

The purpose of the Ballinger and Stringybark roads project is to create a low stress bike riding experience that caters for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

The project extents includes the Route Priority A network shown in the image below.

Queensland Government’s Principal Cycle Network

Community engagement

Sunshine Coast Council’s Corporate Plan for 2023-2027 outlines a ‘Strong Community’ goal which encourages a healthy and active community through planning and delivery of the transport network to support active transport modes (walking and cycling).

To align with the strategic priorities, Council’s Integrated Transport Strategy aims to increase cycling, especially on designated cycling routes.

Sunshine Coast Council invited the community to complete our survey before it closed on 14th May 2023.

Next Steps

The first stage of community engagement was a valuable step. Feedback received is helping to guide and inform the options analysis for the Active Transport Link.

There will be future engagement activities to allow the community to provide further feedback as the options are refined.

Council will continue to keep our community informed regarding the progression of this project.