Community feedback Invited on Light Rail Stage 3A
The Queensland Government encourages the local community to attend upcoming community information sessions for the proposed Stage 3A extension of the Gold Coast Light Rail. The information seminars come as new footage of the proposed route has now been released, available here.
The Government noted that community consultation would be considered as part of the detailed business case which is now underway. The consultation provides the community with an opportunity to comment on design and gain an understanding of the proposed extension. In addition, the drop-in sessions will provide an opportunity for locals to speak with project team members about Stage 3A planning and the current reference design. The local community will be able to view maps of the reference design for the proposed route in the centre of the Gold Coast Highway as well as proposed station locations, traffic lanes and intersection changes.
Since Stage 2 came online in December there has been a thirty per cent increase in light rail patronage overall with more than 5.2 million trips taken in the first six months. This is an increase of about 51,000 trips per week in 2018 compared to 2017. The light rail was integral to the hugely successful Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Transport plan and carried almost 100,000 passengers per day during the Games.
Increasing population growth on the Gold Coast and throughout South East Queensland place pressure on the road network which is why the Queensland Government and Gold Coast City Council are facilitating the extension of the light rail system.
Community members and business owners can also provide feedback between 1st August and 1st September 2018 via and online survey at gclr3a.com.au.
They can also learn more about the project and provide feedback at the following drop-in sessions:
Burleigh Heads Surf Club
Cnr Goodwin Tce and Gold Coast Hwy
Wednesday 15 August
6pm to 8pm
Saturday 18 August
11am to 1pm
Mermaid Beach Surf Club
172 Hedges Ave
Wednesday 22 August
6pm to 8pm
Saturday 25 August
11am to 1pm
Feedback and further information is also available by emailing gclr3A@tmr.qld.gov.au, phoning 1800 312 600 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm AEST) or by clicking here.