Orealla Crescent Bridge to revive coastal traffic corridor

Demolition of the existing Orealla Crescent Bridge could start in the next few weeks.

Contractors SGQ are on site and are powering ahead with the work in an effort to complete the significant project as soon as possible.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien and Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart inspected the site today, with the $3.8 million project being jointly funded by the Australian Government and Noosa Council.

Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart said the bridge will deliver safer connections for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

“This is a major infrastructure investment for Council and the project is a tangible example of our commitment to deliver vital infrastructure to cater for future growth,” she said.

“Over 12,000 vehicles use the David Low Way every day.”

“Reduced speed limits and detours will be in place and I encourage drivers to follow the advisory signage, slow down and be patient during construction,” Mayor Stewart said.

The project will replace the aging Orealla Crescent Bridge with a new structure accommodating two lanes of traffic, cycle lanes and a protected off-road pedestrian walkway.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien said the project was critical to keep traffic and pedestrians moving safely through the busy stretch of David Low Way.

“This is a high-priority, significant project and Investment in infrastructure like this creates much-needed jobs for local people to help keep the economy going as we start to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“Every single job that we can support in Noosa means there is more money flowing in our local economy when we need it the most,” he said.

Cr Stewart thanked the Federal Member for making the project a reality.

“Without assistance from the Australian Government, this project simply wouldn’t happen and the burden would fall back on ratepayers,” she said.