Project Spotlight: Tenders called for $55 million stage 2 of Gold Coast light rail project

Amelia Strofield   |   October 5, 2015

After being stalled for the past two years due to a ban on urban infrastructure funding, the second stage of the Gold Coast light rail project has opened for tender. 

Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said this was the result of some encouraging discussions with her federal counterpart, Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure Minister Warren Truss. Evidently, there are promising signals from the commonwealth as part of the $13 billion quest to improving Queensland transport. While at this stage the total federal and state contribution to the project remains unclear, The Gold Coast City Council has allocated $55 million. 

The second stage of the light rail project will comprise a 7.3-kilometre alignment, which will run from the Gold Coast University Hospital to the heavy rail connection at Helensvale.

Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate said the light rail project was quickly becoming a legacy project for Brisbane."Our city is on the eve of significant growth and prosperity. Linking light with heavy rail will allow Brisbane residents easy access to our city via public transport and, importantly, take vehicles off the M1 in both directions,"

Requests for Tender will close Wednesday 23 December 2015 with the intention of appointing a preferred contractor in early 2016 to ensure the light rail extension is delivered and operational prior to the Commonwealth Games commencing in April 2018.

Tender applications can be submitted here

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