Projects improve travel and lifestyle in Division 7

Game changing intersection upgrade in Buderim.


Easing traffic congestion and delivering projects which increase residents’ liveability lead the Sunshine Coast Council Division 7 2024-25 Budget highlights.

Division 7 Councillor Ted Hungerford Council’s Budget placed the community at the heart of every decision made.

“For a number of years I have set the foundations to create vital road links across Sippy Downs and Buderim,” Cr Hungerford said.

“This year I am very pleased to announce the delivery of the intersection upgrade at Power Road and Dixon Road, Buderim.

“Once completed, this project will be a game-changer for nearby residents, especially those in the retirement village who have great difficulty entering and exiting during traffic chaos.

“This is just one component of the whole traffic management plan I have been working on for that area, my aim being to provide motorists with multiple traffic options.

“Alternative routes, to be constructed over the next few years, will negate the need to travel through school zones which typically cause traffic to bank up before and after school.

“The traffic flow strategy includes investing $100,000 this year to plan for the Goshawk Boulevard Buderim Link.

“We are also investing $5.6 million in the Stringybark Road footbridge at Sippy Downs, which crosses between Divisions 6 and 7.

“That project will increase pedestrian and cyclist safety and give our residents an alternative to using the car, decreasing the number of vehicles on our roads.

“We are also investing $1.31 million to widen the Petrie Creek Road shoulder from Paynters Creek Road to Celestine Place at Rosemount, creating a much safer road, especially for cyclists.” 

Cr Hungerford said pathways and trails, parks and gardens, picnic tables and playgrounds all added to residents’ quality of life and numerous projects were included in the 2024-25 Budget for Division 7.

He cited the Martins Creek Bushland Reserve trail and bridge at Buderim ($164,000), a pedestrian pathway at Buderim Village Park, Buderim ($66,000), the Cod Hole Park playground and access at Maroochydore ($60,000), replacing picnic tables and seats at Buderim Forest Park ($40,000) and the Bell Road pathway construction at Buderim ($111,000) as a few examples.

“We are also investing $1.2 million in stormwater upgrades throughout Buderim at Cornmeal Creek, Illawong Street and Glenmount Road,” Cr Hungerford said.

“You may not see this necessary underground work, but when we focus on all the smaller but important grassroots projects, we increase our liveability – and in this case, our residents’ safety.

“During these tough economic times and rising costs, this Budget allows us to deliver large and small capital works projects while still being able to maintain our services and keep rate increases to a minimum.

“We are focusing on our customers, embracing sustainability and planning for the future.”

The 2024-25 Budget was adopted at a Special Meeting on Thursday, June 20.

For further information on Sunshine Coast Council’s 2024–25 Budget, including a full list of Division 7 projects, visit

Division 7 suburbs encompass: Buderim, Diddillibah, Forest Glen, Kiels Mountain, Kuluin, Kunda Park, Maroochydore, Mons, Rosemount, Tanawha.

2024–25 Budget Division 7 highlights include:

  • Stringybark Road footbridge pathway and active transport link, Sippy Downs* $5,800,000
  • Power Road Stage 1 upgrade intersection, Buderim $5,800,000
  • Petrie Creek Road shoulder widening from Paynters Creek Road to Celestine Place, Rosemount $1,310,800
  • Cornmeal Creek Riparian, Buderim $585,000
  • Illawong Street headwall rehabilitation, Buderim $300,000
  • Glenmount Road stormwater rehabilitation, Buderim $280,000
  • Black Spot Mons Road upgrade signs, Forest Glen+ $268,000
  • Ballinger Sports Complex upgrade internal roads and parking, Buderim $250,000
  • Ash Park public amenities construction, Diddillibah $200,000
  • Martins Creek Bushland Reserve trail and bridge, Buderim $164,000
  • Bell Road pathway construction, Buderim $111,400
  • Planning for Goshawk Boulevard Buderim Link, Buderim $100,000
  • Maroochydore Multi Sports facility sports field lighting, Maroochydore $90,000
  • Gloucester Road boardwalk, Buderim $80,000
  • Kuluin Neighbourhood Park static fitness equipment, Kuluin $70,000
  • Pedestrian pathway Buderim Village Park, Buderim $66,000
  • Cod Hole Park playground and access Stage 2, Maroochydore $60,000
  • Buderim Pump Track, Buderim $60,000
  • Whites Lookout bollard run and park name sign renewal, Buderim $50,000
  • Parsons Road pathway continuation survey and design next section, Forest Glen $50,000
  • Buderim Forest Park picnic tables and seat renewal, Buderim $40,000
  • Stringybark Road small footbridge construction, Buderim $20,000
  • McArthur Park G-pod spinner renewal, Kuluin $10,000
  • Continuation of staged removal of Camphor Laurels on Martins Creek, Buderim $10,000

*Proudly funded by the Queensland Government in association with Sunshine Coast Council

+Proudly funded by the Australian Government



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