Castaways Beach Road Safety Project

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UPDATE – JUNE 2019: The project to upgrade the David Low Way carpark at Castaways Beach is now complete. The upgrade has formalised the parking area, created room for more vehicles and generally made the area safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. For more information, read the media release.

Noosa Council is finalising the planning for road and pedestrian improvements at the Castaways Beach car park area and beach accesses, approximately 200m north of Wavecrest Drive, Castaways Beach.

This location is a busy area with a large number of conflicting people and vehicle movements resulting from: high traffic volumes on David Low Way, including cyclists; vehicles entering and leaving the car park; buses entering and leaving the bus stops; and pedestrians crossing the road. The local community has raised safety concerns with the existing carpark layout.

Proposed Improvements:

To improve safety for all road users, including pedestrian and cyclists, this project will include:

  • separating the north and south bound traffic with a 2.5m wide painted chevron median; separating the south bound traffic from the beach car park with a concrete median. This will enforce a one-way traffic flow within the car park and provide additional room for manoeuvring;
  • Relocating the existing bus stops from the car park conflict area to a more suitable location;
  • Providing two pedestrian crossing points across David Low Way with pedestrian refuges and associated street lighting;
  • Providing 2m wide bicycle lanes in both directions, with green cycle awareness treatments;
  • Constructing new footpaths to connect with the new crossing points and bus stops.

This project will align with Council’s annual pavement reseal/rehabilitation program to achieve cost and time efficiencies.

To have your say first view the detailed proposed layout in the document library and the photo of changes to bus stops to the right of this screen, (pg 2), then:

  • provide your feedback via the "guestbook" below. Please scroll down, or;
  • Email Council : mail@noosa.qld.gov.au citing reference number 500678, or;
  • Write a letter to Council citing the reference number 500678 and send to PO Box 141, Tewantin, QLD 4565

UPDATE – JUNE 2019: The project to upgrade the David Low Way carpark at Castaways Beach is now complete. The upgrade has formalised the parking area, created room for more vehicles and generally made the area safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. For more information, read the media release.

Noosa Council is finalising the planning for road and pedestrian improvements at the Castaways Beach car park area and beach accesses, approximately 200m north of Wavecrest Drive, Castaways Beach.

This location is a busy area with a large number of conflicting people and vehicle movements resulting from: high traffic volumes on David Low Way, including cyclists; vehicles entering and leaving the car park; buses entering and leaving the bus stops; and pedestrians crossing the road. The local community has raised safety concerns with the existing carpark layout.

Proposed Improvements:

To improve safety for all road users, including pedestrian and cyclists, this project will include:

  • separating the north and south bound traffic with a 2.5m wide painted chevron median; separating the south bound traffic from the beach car park with a concrete median. This will enforce a one-way traffic flow within the car park and provide additional room for manoeuvring;
  • Relocating the existing bus stops from the car park conflict area to a more suitable location;
  • Providing two pedestrian crossing points across David Low Way with pedestrian refuges and associated street lighting;
  • Providing 2m wide bicycle lanes in both directions, with green cycle awareness treatments;
  • Constructing new footpaths to connect with the new crossing points and bus stops.

This project will align with Council’s annual pavement reseal/rehabilitation program to achieve cost and time efficiencies.

To have your say first view the detailed proposed layout in the document library and the photo of changes to bus stops to the right of this screen, (pg 2), then:

  • provide your feedback via the "guestbook" below. Please scroll down, or;
  • Email Council : mail@noosa.qld.gov.au citing reference number 500678, or;
  • Write a letter to Council citing the reference number 500678 and send to PO Box 141, Tewantin, QLD 4565
  • Work finished

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    about 1 year ago

    The project to upgrade the David Low Way carpark at Castaways Beach is now complete. The upgrade has formalised the parking area, created room for more vehicles and generally made the area safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. For more information, read the media release.

  • Tables to be moved to allow Energex conduit installation

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    by Debra, about 2 years ago

    In preparation for the street lighting upgrade for this safety improvement project, the tables in front of the car parking area have been removed to allow installation of underground conduits. Energex contractors will commence works in early July 2018.


  • This project is now closed for comment. Thank you for your feedback.

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    by Debra, over 2 years ago

    Thank you to the many residents who have provided their input into this project. Your feedback will be considered in the final design. If there are any changes to the original design, the updated version will be uploaded to the document library on the right of this screen.