The Currumbin Creek Road Pedestrian Safety Upgrade was designed to help make a major state road safer for pedestrians, including students from the local primary school.

A successful infrastructure project demands technical know-how and skillful community relations. While our projects always benefit the community, we also want to minimise disruption to people's lives while work is in progress.

Improving pedestrian safety near a school

There had been several incidents involving students crossing Currumbin Creek Road and intersecting Phillip Street, where the school is located.

The project upgraded the intersection to guide pedestrians to use designated signalised crossings instead of crossing in unsafe locations. The upgrades included:

  • kerb and channel works
  • drainage
  • a concrete footpath
  • asphalt
  • signage
  • fencing
  • linemarking


The project was completed within a three-week window between the New Year break and the first day back at school, so it required meticulous planning.

Glowing community feedback

Our project focused on enabling free-flowing traffic, providing clear signage for pedestrians, and ensuring we met the planned deadline. We received a great response from the community, Project Engineer Luke Rado explains:

Although there were initial concerns due to the density of the area and its close proximity to the beach, it turned out to be the opposite. The feedback we received from the community was positive.

As well as receiving compliments on site, our team was praised by important members of the community. Currumbin State School Principal John Cattoni says the upgrade "has made a huge difference", while P&C president Kaylee Campradt says she "couldn't be happier with the upgrade".

Ventia puts safety and health above all else and we are pleased that we were able to keep the community happy while keeping them safe.