The Range News is Maleny's premium Weekly Newspaper delivered each Friday
to the People of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland from Glasshouse to
Kenilworth and west to Peachester.

Phone 07 5494 2454
Fax 07 54943268
Email: rangenews@dnet.aunz.com

Work on Glasshouse intersection
upgrade to start soon
by Cameron Outridge

The long awaited intersection works for the township of GlassHouse Mountains will shortly commence. The $750,000 upgrade for the intersections of Bruce Parade and Reed Streets, and Burgess Street and Coonowrin Road, has been on the drawing board for a number of years and designed and re-designed as many times. Consultation with the business community and community hall president has been ongoing and flyers distributed last year to the wider community. Feedback from residents has been positive with some small changes needed to ensure those living close to the intersections are not inconvenienced.

This is a major project for GlassHouse with Telstra cables needing to be relocated and Energex power lines to be placed underground.   More street lighting forms part of the project to ensure good visibility through the intersections at night.  The Energex and Telstra relocations alone are costing more than $120,000. These are the hidden costs that form the basis of extensive works to be carried out before road construction commences.  A large amount of fill will be needed to help with the relocation of services and this fill is coming from the Pinelands Drive/Old Landsborough Road, Beerwah intersection upgrade.

Cr Anna Grosskreutz discusses
the upgrade with GlassHouse newsagent
Barry McQuay.

Whilst all the intersections are being constructed the council has employed traffic controllers to ensure motorists get from a to b safely and without too much delay. They also ensure a safe working environment for the council’s road construction crews.  The works once commenced should take between 8-12 weeks to be finalised.  The main intersection into the township has been the cause of many near accidents over the years with stop and give way signs not alleviating the confusion experienced particularly by visitors unfamiliar with the terrain. Locals usually using the precautionary approach whilst navigating the road network into town.

The new intersection constructions should sort this out as well as provide a better entry statement into one of Caloundra City’s most popular tourism designations.

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.