After three years of relentless campaigning, we can confirm that we have secured a total of $27.5 million in the 2020-21 financial year to address the historical hot spots of Beckmans/Cooroy-Noosa Road intersection and Six Mile Creek Bridge #7.
At Christmas, pre-construction, and pre-works funding of $2.8 million was announced to ensure these sites were ‘shovel ready’, and we now have the ‘shovel’.
The funding comprises $9.5 million for Stage 1 of the bypass which is the Beckmans/Cooroy-Noosa Rd roundabout, and $18 million for a brand new two-lane, flood-resilient bridge to replace the dangerous one-lane Six Mile Creek Bridge #7.
Both projects are expected to be completed within the next two years, providing much-needed vital infrastructure for our community, improving safety as well access, especially during Six Mile Creek flood events. There is the added bonus of jobs during construction phase, and increased opportunities for developing the local hinterland economy via the Noosa Country Drive.
It has been a long journey to get us to this point. These historical issues we commitments I made to resolve when I became an MP, and understandably I am thrilled, and thank Minister Mark Bailey and the Department of Transport and Main Roads team for responding to our relentless pursuit, and to Premier Annastacia for this welcomed news through the Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy.
As soon as I have further details, we shall post up. Until then, I look forward to turning that first ‘sod’ and celebrating with our community. Congratulations Noosa, we did it!!