GC Light Rail Stage 3A: Footage released of proposed route from Broadbeach to Burleigh!

The Queensland Government has today released new footage of the proposed route for Stage 3 of the Gold Coast Light Rail, which will potentially see the tram travel from Helensvale all the way to Burleigh Heads.

Gold Coasters are being encouraged to have their say on the exciting extension, with a number of community information sessions taking place on the Coast next month.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said it was important for the community to have an opportunity to comment on the reference design and gain an understanding of the proposed route.


ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT

“These drop-in sessions will provide an opportunity for locals to speak with project team members about Stage 3A planning and the current reference design,” Mr Bailey said.

“The community will be able to view maps of the reference design for the proposed route in the centre of the Gold Coast Highway as well as proposed station locations, traffic lanes and intersection changes.”

Mr Bailey said locals and business owners can also provide feedback between 1 August and 1 September via an online survey at gclr3a.com.au.

“Population growth continues to place increasing pressure on the city’s road network which is why planning for this extension of the light rail system is essential,” he said.

“The project team is working hard using the reference design to finalise the detailed business case.”

WATCH:

The information seminars come following the release of interesting new data by the State Government today, which revealed the number of people using the Light Rail has increased by 33 per cent in just seven months.

“Since Stage 2 came online in December we have seen a 33 per cent increase in light rail patronage overall, with more than 5.2 million trips taken in the first six months,” Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said.

“This is an increase of about 51,000 trips per week in 2018 compared to 2017.”

The Palaszczuk Government is currently working in partnership with the City of Gold Coast to deliver the next stage.

Gold Coasters who would like to learn more about the project and provide feedback can do so at the following drop-in sessions:

Burleigh Heads  

Burleigh Heads Surf Club (Cnr Goodwin Tce and Gold Coast Hwy)

  • Wednesday 15 August
    6pm to 8pm
  • Saturday 18 August
    11am to 1pm

Mermaid Beach

Mermaid Beach Surf Club (172 Hedges Ave)

  • Wednesday 22 August
    6pm to 8pm
  • Saturday 25 August
    11am to 1pm

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

1
Leave a Reply

avatar
1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
Mary-Ann Barnes Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Mary-Ann Barnes
Guest
Mary-Ann Barnes

FANTASTIC! …I’m PRO light rail to go the entire distance to the GOLD COAST AIRPORT. Great for locals and for visitors. The extension of the light line on this route also opens up easy access to another if GC’s Universities. I realise there will be some impact on small businesses and hope that some proactive talks take place so to re-assure small business owners. One of my suggestions would be extending carparking times along the route as well as free parking where applicable. Also perhaps some discussion with landlords of small business tenants to allow some reduction in rent as… Read more »