Minister for Transport and Main Roads
The Honourable Mark Bailey
Major construction is underway on Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 (GCLR3), with upgrades to the Southport depot and essential underground services in Broadbeach and Mermaid Beach.
Traffic changes are taking place on the Gold Coast Highway to relocate and upgrade major water main, sewer and gas infrastructure.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the $1.2 billion, jointly funded, stage three extension will take the G:link system a further 6.7 kilometres from Broadbeach to Burleigh heads, with eight new stations.
“This is an exciting milestone for this project which will support around 760 good local jobs,” the Premier said.
“And if any of the previous stages are to go by, 90 per cent of workers came from the Gold Coast and surrounding regions.
“When complete, light rail Stage 3 will connect 27 kilometres of the Gold Coast to reliable and accessible public transport all the way from Helensvale to Burleigh Heads.
“Gold Coast Light Rail is an essential part of our successful delivery of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and will play an even more important role in the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
To keep the community updated, an interactive project page has been launched at www.gclr3.com.au with information and an animation on construction, parking and business programs.
Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments, and City of Gold Coast.
Originally published by the Queensland Government HERE.