Health hub won’t interfere with traffic

A BEERWAH traffic intersection doesn’t need to be upgraded despite concerns that extra usage by a new health hub will significantly increase traffic volume.

The Sunshine Coast Council said it had investigated the potential impact on traffic at the corner of Turner Street and Peachester Road following the completion of a health hub in 2024 that will cater for 70 car park spaces.

A Sunshine Coast Council spokesperson told GC&M News that they are aware of community concerns and investigated if the traffic would be detrimental to the Turner Street intersection.

“The traffic engineering assessment submitted by the applicant was considered in detail by Council and was found to not adversely impact on the function of the intersection or surrounding traffic network,” a spokesperson said.

The spokesperson added that although traffic flow is not projected to be an issue when the hub opens, the council will continue to monitor the situation.

“While there are no current works planned for the Turner Street intersection, Council will continue to monitor and plan for future upgrades as required,” they said.

“The safety of pedestrians and road users is a priority for council.”

The Beerwah Health Hub will have 78 car parks, with 33 car parks allocated to the childcare centre.