Work starts on HOTA’s new footbridge

The Mayor’s turned the first sod on the construction of HOTA’s new $19.5 million dollar bridge.

The development should be open by the end of 2019 and will be a link from the Chevron restaurant and retail strip for walkers and cyclists.

Councillor Tom Tate said it’s part of the evolution of the precint.


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“There is no stopping us now with the $60.5 million art gallery due to start in March. We are on track with our 10-year masterplan to transform HOTA into one of the most renowned cultural destinations in Australia,” he said.

“The green bridge will provide more ways to access HOTA and add to the City’s active transport network. By the end of 2019, you will be able to catch the light rail and walk from Surfers Paradise through the Chevron Island retail and restaurant strip into our precinct.’’

Almost 50 Gold Coasters will be employed on the build.

After stints with the ABC and AAP, Mitchell joined 1029 Hot Tomato in 2017. He’ll be out and about bringing you the news that matters on the Coast.

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