Project

Coomera Connector - Stage One

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Coomera Connector - Stage One

The Coomera Connector is a planned road transport network expansion over a 45-kilometre corridor between Loganholme and Nerang. The project will provide a new road link to the east of the M1 corridor, with new crossings of the Logan, Albert, Coomera and Nerang Rivers. 

Delivery of the project is being planned in stages. Stage One involves the construction of a 16-kilometre of stretch of road, up to six lanes wide, east of the M1 between Coomera and Nerang. 

Stage One of the project will also be divided into four stages: 

  • Stage One Early Works: including resumptions, investigations, environmental initiatives, PUP relocation works
  • Stage One North: Shipper Drive to Helensvale Road (Estimated Cost $300-400 million)
  • Stage One Central: Helensvale Road to Smith Street Motorway ($600-$700 million) , and 
  • Stage One South: Smith Street Motorway to Nerang Broadbeach Road ($150-200 million).

Scope of Stage One work will include:

  • high speed arterial road to complement the M1 and surrounding road network
  • grade separated interchanges at Helensvale Road, Gold Coast Highway, Smith Street and Southport Nerang Road
  • shared path to improve active transport
  • noise barriers and landscaping will be an integral part of the design
  • wildlife sensitive design and construction, and
  • a highly constrained corridor.

Details of the remaining stages, nominally between Loganholme and Coomera, are yet to be announced.

Key Dates

Dec 2020 RFP Open
Dec 2021 Expected Construction Commencement
Dec 2025 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
Queensland Government

PROJECT HISTORY

2018 The Coomera Connector was selected as the preferred option as part of the preliminary evaluation phase.
Nov 2019 The Queensland Government commenced consultation on the project.
Jul 2020 Infrastructure Australia positively assessed the preliminary evaluation of the entire project from Nerang to Loganholme.
Sep 2020 Further community consultation regarding key project negotiables was carried out.
Sep 2020 The Queensland Government made its major funding commitment.
Oct 2020 The Federal Government made its major funding commitment.
Dec 2020 An industry briefing session was held.
Mar 2021 Stage One Urban Design impressions were released.
Estimated Total Cost
(2020)
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
Queensland | National |
Resources
Project website
Project website
Media releases
25/10/2019
20/09/2020
Major Contract

Coomera Connector - Stage One - North

PROJECT STATUS
Under Procurement
Coomera Connector - Stage One - North

Delivery of the Coomera Connector Stage One from Coomera to Nerang is being planned in stages. Stage One - North involves the construction between Shipper Drive and Helensvale Road. The dellivery of North section will be further divided into two stages, that will be procured through a staged procurement process.

Key Dates

Dec 2020 RFP Open
Jan 2021 RFP Close
Feb 2021 Expected Contract Award
Jul 2021 Expected Construction Commencement
Aug 2021 Expected Contract Award

Procurement

Procurement note:

Request for Proposal for the project opened on 1 December 2020, closing on 20 January 2021. Stage One contract for North section will be awarded in February 2021, Stage Two contracts are expected to be announced in August 2021.

PROJECT HISTORY

Dec 2020 Request for Proposal for the project opened on 1 December 2020, closing on 13 January 2021. Stage One contract for North section is to be awarded in February 2021.
Mar 2021 The Queensland Government released artist's impressions of the design for the project. Feedback can be made on the impressions, closing 30 April.
Apr 2021 Preferred route confirmed for Coomera Connector's northern section.
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
Queensland |
Resources
Project website
Project website
Government resources
Request for Proposal
Major Contract

Coomera Connector - Stage One - Central

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Coomera Connector - Stage One - Central

Delivery of the Coomera Connector Stage One from Coomera to Nerang is being planned in stages. Stage One - Central section involves construction between Helensvale Road and Smith Street Motorway in Parkwood.

Key Dates

Dec 2022 Expected Contract Award
Dec 2025 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Department of Transport and Main Road

PROJECT HISTORY

Dec 2020 An industry briefing session was held.
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement | Other |
Location
Queensland |
Infrastructure Australia status
Under assessment
Resources
Major Contract

Coomera Connector - Stage One - South

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Coomera Connector - Stage One - South

Delivery of the Coomera Connector Stage One from Coomera to Nerang is being planned in stages. Stage One - South section involves the construction between Smith Street Motorway and Nerang Broadbeach Road. 

Key Dates

Dec 2023 Expected Contract Award
Dec 2025 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement | Other |
Location
Queensland |
Infrastructure Australia status
Under assessment
Resources