Gold Coasters back Light Rail extension

MAYOR Tom Tate’s launched a campaign to connect the Light Rail to heavy rail and it seems Gold Coasters are keen for the move to go ahead.

According to his office, around 500 locals have had their say in the last 36 hours, with the result showing a 95% backing for the connection at Helensvale before the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

The Mayor said his survey would provide a better indication of community support than a competing petition because it gives locals the option of voting Yes or No.


The Mayor is unsurprised by the results given the plans were previously supported by the community during consultation on the City’s Transport Strategy.

Residents have until the end of August to vote in the poll.

See the Mayor’s Facebook Page for more details.