A new path linking the Nerang Railway Station to the Gold Coast Sports Precinct in Carrara has been unveiled ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
Divisional Councillor Bob La Castra today officially opened the $3.5million shared path on Boulton Drive and Nerang-Broadbeach Road alongside Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon.
Cr La Castra says the path will “not only provide an essential linkage for pedestrians and cyclists for the upcoming Commonwealth Games”, but will be a “lasting legacy that will benefit all sports precinct patrons.”
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Funding for the section of pathway, from Lakelands Drive to Nerang station, was jointly provided by the City of Gold Coast and the Queensland Government under the Public Domain Improvement Program and the Cycle Network Local Government Grant Program.
Cr La Castra said the 1.3km Carrara path was one of a number of shared path upgrades around the city completed in time for the Games.
“Together, these upgrades total 14 km of pathways, making active travel a safer and more viable option for residents and visitors before, during and after GC2018,” he said.
Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said that the new shared pathway provides active travel options for GC2018 spectators attending events at Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre, and will be great for locals and visitors attending Suns games at Metricon Stadium.
“It’s a short walk to the Centre from Nerang Station and an even quicker trip on two wheels, with bike parking available for use at the venue,” Ms Scanlon said
“There is more than one way for everyone to get around during the Games and spectators can jump on the Games Journey Planner to find out how”.