Installation of free wifi service underway for Chevron Island

Works are underway to install to install wifi on Chevron Island, to go with the installation of the green bridge.

Design work has already started, to ensure wifi will be accessible from Surfers Paradise right through to the green bridge to HOTA, by the end of the year.

Mayor Tom Tate says it will allow 4GB of data per day to be downloaded free.


“The download speeds will be comparable to a standard home internet connection.

“The business and residential communities of Chevron will have more choice when it comes to internet and wifi before the end of this calendar year,” Mayor Tate said.

Council previously installed high-speed fibre optic cabling along the light rail route from Griffith University to Broadbeach.

The 2016-2017 installation was designed to support visiting media networks during the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The fibre optic cabling was later extended along stage two of the light rail as well.

By June this year, the City will have completed 378 kilometres of high-speed fibre optic loop connecting the main tourism precincts on the coast.

Around $15.5 million has been invested, with a revenue stream back to ratepayers already underway.

Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Coolangatta and Broadwater Parklands currently enjoy free wifi.