Early works construction on the $1B Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 project has begun, with GoldlinQ’s preferred contractor, John Holland, collating expressions of interest in the main works of the project.
Gold Coast Light Rail is a world-class public transport system for residents and visitors to the Gold Coast.
The 6.7km Stage 3 extension links Helensvale to Burleigh Heads, with 8 new stations and 5 extra light rail vehicles.
It will also include:
- an upgrade and expansion of the existing depot and stabling facilities
- new light rail-bus connections at Burleigh Heads and Miami
- signalised traffic intersections and upgrades
- new signalised pedestrian crossings
- upgraded pedestrian and cycle facilities.
The light rail will run along the centre of the Gold Coast Highway and is expected to be operational during 2025. It will travel from Broadbeach South station to Burleigh Heads in about 16 minutes.
Once Stage 3 is complete, the 27km light rail system will run from Helensvale to Burleigh Heads, with 27 stations serviced by 23 trams.
ICN Qld is working with the lead contractors to ensure local suppliers have access to the range of work packages that will be released throughout the project.
According to a July 2021 GoldlinQ newsletter, the project is committed to delivering a “world-class light rail system built by a Gold Coast and South East Queensland workforce”.
During construction of stages 1 and 2, more than $900M was spent with local business on services and materials. And about 90 per cent of the labour force lived in the region.
While a number of EOI have closed, John Holland Group and ICN are interested in hearing from companies who wish to put forward their company for future trades and services.
For more information, or to register interest in the project, go to the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 Gateway page.