After three years of relentless campaigning, Noosa MP Sandy Bolton has confirmed today that she has secured over $27 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.
“I am thrilled to announce that what I set out to deliver to the Noosa electorate, will be. 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’.
“Firstly, $9.5 million for Stage 1 of the Tewantin Bypass roundabout at the Beckmans/Cooroy Noosa Road intersection, and secondly, $18 million for a brand new two-lane, flood-resilient bridge to replace the dangerous one-lane Six Mile Creek Bridge #7,” Ms. Bolton said.
“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,” she said.
“It has been a long journey to get us to this point, and I would like to 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 announced today,” Ms Bolton said.
“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 when I get back from Parliament. Congratulations Noosa, we did it,” Ms Bolton said.