Benowa State School – cycle and pedestrian improvements

  • Project typeRoads & transport
  • Project value$1.2 million
  • Project scheduleDecember 2021 to March 2022 (weather permitting)
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Works are underway to address missing active travel links and improve school pick-up and drop-off zones as well as school bus parking at Benowa State School.

Project information

The suburb of Benowa is experiencing population growth of over 3.5% and has long been earmarked as a high-growth satellite suburb.  This project aims to encourage more active travel to and from the school and reduce traffic congestion in the immediate area.

Benowa State School is located on the corner of Benowa Road and Allchurch Avenue and supports over 900 students, from Prep to Year 6. There is considerable congestion at the school during morning and afternoon peak times as well as during school pick-up and drop-off. Unsafe drop-off and pick-up locations are being used due to inadequate active travel options connecting the school to surrounding public transport stops and residential streets.

Construction details

  • Create a 'Kiss and Drop' zone within the existing carpark
  • Add a formalised U-turn facility on Allchurch Avenue to stop illegal/unsafe U-turns
  • Relocate the bus stop facilities on Allchurch Avenue to enable more effective bus operations
  • Relocate disability-compliant car parks
  • Change the footpath on Allchurch Avenue to provide safer access to the carpark
  • Extend the median island on Benowa Road to support organised access to the car park

Public impacts

  • We are working to keep disruptions to a minimum, however, residents and road users may notice construction noise, dust, and traffic delays at times.
  • The majority of the works will take place on weekdays between the hours of 7am and 5pm over the school holiday period.
  • Some road lane closures may be required outside peak periods during school term one. Thank you for your patience.

Benefits for the community

  • Improved safety for cyclists and pedestrians
  • Improved car parking and student drop off/pick-up facilities
  • Increased network connectivity for the local area

More information

Click on the map of works below to view in full size or download a copy.

Benowa State School Pedestrian and Cycling Improvements map of works(PDF, 1005KB)

Location

Benowa State School, Benowa Road, Benowa 4217  
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