Gold Coast MP David Crisafulli has backed the Gold Council’s idea, saying a ferry service is “visionary, bold and where the City needs to go”.
Last week, City Council revealed plans for a 12-stop service which would utilise solar-powered catamarans to traverse the waterways.
The plan would help ease congestion on the roads, with Mayor Tate telling Newscorp it would take around 3200 cars off the road and hopefully be operational by mid-2019.
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The State Member for Broadwater, Mr Crisafulli, says for the system to be effective it needs to work alongside the bus network.
“If done right, it’ll be a real game-changer for the Gold Coast,” he told MyGC.
“It needs to be linked in properly with the bus times and genuinely complement the traffic management system.
“This could be a turning point for both the lifestyle of Gold Coasters and the traffic network”.
He’s confident locals will back the plan saying “it’s a big picture project, that’s what the Gold Coast has been built on”.