Sealed and ready for action
  • Monday 02 November 2015
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More than 15 years in the making, the final widening and bitumen sealing of the 6.2km long Paynters Creek Road, Rosemount is complete and ready to provide its 150 daily users with a smoother, safer journey.

Division 7 Councillor Ted Hungerford said the completion of this road was amongst his proudest infrastructure achievements since being elected a councillor 11 years ago.

“I am committed to delivering a safe road network to local residents and visitors to the region and in the time I’ve been a local government representative, I’ve managed to seal over half the division I represent,” Cr Hungerford said.

“Sealing and construction works to Paynters Creek Road were undertaken in a staged process over a period of years based on available funding, the length of the road, location and usage and priority safety improvements.

“I am delighted to see the once gravel road now fully sealed all the way from Nambour in the north-west to Diddilibah in the east.”

Cr Hungerford said the last stage of the project provided a great example of council and developers working together to achieve a great outcome for the local community and travelling public.

“The last remaining unsealed sections of Paynters Creek Road were a 215m section in front of the Paynters Creek development and an adjoining 215m section,” he said.

“The Paynters Creek developer and their contractors constructed both sections at the same time and council provided a $266,000 contribution towards the section outside the development frontage in an effort to co-fund the delivery of this final upgrade.

“Council had previously acquired land on the inside of this bend, opposite to the development frontage, to ensure a safer road alignment could be built when the road was upgraded to a bitumen sealed standard.”

Further information about the Sunshine Coast region’s road network can be found on council’s website www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au