Nicklin Way

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Nicklin Way
General information
Type Road
Length 12.8 km (8.0 mi)
Route number(s) State Route 6
Major junctions
North end Sunshine Motorway (State Route 70), Mooloolaba
South end Caloundra Road (State Route 6), Caloundra
Major suburbs Warana, Kawana Waters, Currimundi

Nicklin Way (SR6) is a major road in Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is named after former Queensland Premier Frank Nicklin. It runs from the southern end of the Sunshine Motorway at Mooloolaba to Caloundra, with the route signed as state route 6. With the population of Sunshine Coast growing quickly, the road is often prone to congestion.

In recent times, development around the Nicklin Way, and new arterial roads linking those areas with the Sunshine Motorway at Sippy Downs has eased traffic.

Nicklin Way currently carries 54 000 vehicles per day (vpd) south of the Mooloolah River. This is estimated to grow to 75 000 vpd by 2016 and 90 000 vpd by 2026. Without another Mooloolah River crossing, Nicklin Way would require eight, then 10 lanes respectively. An alternative to widening Nicklin Way is the construction of a Multi-Modal Transport Corridor (MMTC) from Caloundra Road to the Sunshine Motorway. The MMTC was recognised in previous planning as an alternative north-south transport corridor. This will reduce congestion on Nicklin Way and provide opportunity for development of sustainable solutions such as active transport (trains, buses, cycling, walking).

Major intersections[edit]

The entire road is in the Sunshine Coast local government area.

Location km mi Destinations Notes
Minyama, Parrearra border 0 0.0 Sunshine Motorway - north-west - Noosaville
south-west - Sippy Downs
Brisbane Road (State Route 6) - north - Mooloolaba
Northern end of Nicklin Way (State Route 6)
Buddina, Parrearra border 1.5 0.93 Point Cartwright Drive - north - Buddina and Point Cartwright Light Access to Kawana Shoppingworld
Warana 3.4 2.1 Kawana Island Boulevard - west - Parreara (Kawana Island) /
Palkana Drive - east - Warana
Access to Kawana Way (west) and Oceanic Drive (east)
Warana, Bokarina border 4.6 2.9 Main Drive - west - Birtinya /
Wyandra Drive - east - Warana and Bokarina
Access to Kawana Way (west) and Oceanic Drive (east)
Bokarina, Wurtulla border 6.3 3.9 Lake Kawana Boulevard - west - Birtinya Access to Kawana Way and Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital
Currimundi 9.0 5.6 Creekside Boulevard - west, then north - Meridan Plains Access to Kawana Way and Caloundra Mooloolaba Road
Currimundi, Battery Hill border 9.4–
Bellara Drive - west - Currimundi /
Buderim Street - south-east - Dicky Beach
Battery Hill, Aroona border 10.4 6.5 Beerburrum Street - west - Aroona, Little Mountain /
east - Dicky Beach
Caloundra, Caloundra West, Golden Beach border 12.8 8.0 Caloundra Road (State Route 6) - north-west - Little Mountain /
Caloundra Road - south-east - Caloundra /
Pelican Waters Boulevard - south - Golden Beach and Pelican Waters
Southern end of Nicklin Way. State Route 6 continues north-west as Caloundra Road.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Australia road sign W5-29.svg Australian Roads portal

External links[edit]

Traffic Cameras

  • Nicklin Way - Bokarina, Main Drive intersection (looking North)
  • Nicklin Way - Buddina, Lutana Street intersection (looking north)
  • Nicklin Way - Currimundi, Buderim Street intersection (looking North)
  • Nicklin Way - Minyama, looking south towards Jessica Boulevard
  • Nicklin Way - Wurtulla, Pringa Street intersection (looking South)

Coordinates: 26°44′36.74″S 153°07′43.67″E / 26.7435389°S 153.1287972°E / -26.7435389; 153.1287972