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Potential future stages

Potential future stages of the 40 kilometre route from Helensvale to Coolangatta are:

  • the corridor north of Stage One from Griffith University to Helensvale
  • the corridor south of Stage One from Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads
  • the corridor from Burleigh Heads to Coolangatta.

Investigating potential corridors for future stages equips the project team with the information that is needed to identify which will best fulfil the city’s public transport requirements into the future.

Funds for the potential future stages of the project have not yet been committed. Planning activity that has been undertaken for these stages is preliminary only.

Griffith University to Helensvale

The light rail route to Helensvale will link with Stage One at Griffith University (Parklands Drive, Southport) and travel along Olsen Avenue to Harbour Town Shopping Centre, and then along Brisbane Road to Helensvale Rail Station.

There is no intention or requirement to construct the Helensvale corridor before 2016.

Investigations and forecasts have shown that the existing road network and public transport system will sufficiently cater to medium term population growth in the area.

Funds for the potential future stages of the project have not yet been committed.

Planning activity that has been undertaken for these stages is preliminary only.

Background on the route from Griffith University to Helensvale

In 2007, the project team consulted with local residents and business owners to discuss route options to Helensvale. On 24 February 2010, Queensland Government and Gold Coast City Council endorsed Olsen Avenue/Brisbane Road as the preferred route connecting Griffith University to Helensvale.

The Olsen Avenue/Brisbane Road route offered considerable advantages including:

  • enhanced accessibility along the corridor
  • encouragement of jobs growth
  • future opportunities for land development
  • better integration of the regional transport network.

Community consultation that was conducted throughout 2007 also identified that residents and business owners in the area also preferred the chosen route.

Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads

At this point in time, only high-level conceptual planning has been undertaken for the potential Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads corridor.

Funds for the potential future stages of the project have not yet been committed.

Planning activity that has been undertaken for these stages is preliminary only.

Updated:
15 April 2013 11:23