The project is being delivered in two streams;
- Government funded early works (Gold Coast University Hospital Station Shell, Southport and Broadbeach)
- Operator Franchise PPP a partnering between government and the private sector
Government funded early works involve moving services such as water, gas, telecommunications and electricity from under the roadway, widening and levelling roads, upgrading intersections and restoring kerbs, paths, driveways and fences so GoldLinQ can build the light rail track and the stations with less community impact. This also allows for access to the services once the light rail system is in place. These works are being funded and managed by the Queensland Government.
Construction of the Gold Coast University Hospital Station shell was completed in July 2011. Early works in Southport and Broadbeach were completed in 2012.
The Operator Franchise PPP includes such things as the assembly of overhead powerlines, track laying, station construction, vehicle commissioning, operations and maintenance. These works are being funded and managed by the GoldLinQ consortium.
GoldLinQ consortia member McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd (MacDow) holds the contractor’s licence to construct the light rail system.
Construction commenced in early 2012.