KaFRA President Greg Chambers recently contacted the Sunshine Coast Regional Council to raise concerns around a major amendment made in the proposed Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 Palmview Structure Plan. Here’s what Greg wrote to Council:
The Kawana Forest Resident’s Association (KaFRA) has as its main concern about the above scheme is the road access. Given the earlier development in the Meridan Plains playing fields – the fly-over bridge over the Kawana Way link road – will there be a connection from Palmview along Meridan Way. We note the removal of the ‘Greenlink’ issue and readily accept that, and also the removal of the ‘South East road link’.
What access will there be from Palmview to the new (planned) town centre and the SCU hospital precinct?
And the Sunshine Coast Regional Council Major Urban Developments Branch’s response:
Due to the concerns raised by residents and the developers, both the Greenlink and the South East Road link have been removed from the Palmview Structure Plan requirements as you have noted. As such, access from Palmview to the Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital and new town centre will be via:
- Claymore Road, Sunshine Motorway and Kawana Way or
- Southern Road link, Caloundra Road, Corbould Way, and Kawana Way
However, the State government, in conjunction with Council will be investigating an alternative to the subsequent upgrading the Southern Road link from 2 to 4 lanes. Options for this alternative alignment have included access to the future Western Service Road along the Bruce Highway via Pignata Road, or a possible connection onto Corbould Way. Adoption of one of these alternatives would provide a third route option for travel between Palmview and the Kawana hospital precinct. These alternative alignment investigations are to be undertaken before 2030 and are likely to be undertaken within the next 5 years.