GoldLinQ hosts light rail information session for Southport community

A light rail information session held in Southport last night was attended by more than 50 local business owners and community group representatives.

GoldLinQ hosted the session at the Southport RSL ahead of works starting in Scarborough Street and Nerang Street from next week.

Communications Director Jason Ward said the community-focused event was a chance for business owners and residents to engage with the GoldLinQ team.

“GoldLinQ’s Communications and Stakeholder Engagement team is committed to providing support and information to businesses and residents ahead of any work and last night’s session was one way we are doing that,” Mr Ward said.

“It is a chance to hear first-hand what will be happening in the area and similar sessions similar will be held in all precincts ahead of works starting.”

A number of business support initiatives are under way or being planned during construction and include: • Precinct Advisory Groups to facilitate two-way communication • A city-wide business support initiative “Love Our City” with the Gold Coast Bulletin • Liaising with Gold Coast City Council to find solutions for businesses in terms of signage, outdoor dining, sight lines and traffic restrictions. • Maintaining pedestrian access to businesses at all times • Managing construction phasing to minimise the impact on key precincts during holidays and special events.

Stage One of the Gold Coast light rail is a $1 billion project, jointly funded by State and Federal Government and Gold Coast City Council.