Gold Coast Light Rail is the largest public transport project undertaken on the Gold Coast to date and is Queensland's first light rail network. The Gold Coast Light Rail project consists of:
- Stage One - Gold Coast University Hospital to Broadbeach, operational since July 2014
- Stage Two - Helensvale to Gold Coast University Hospital, operational since December 2017
- Stage Three - Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads, and
- Stage Four - Burleigh Heads to Coolangatta.
Stage Three and Four of the project are under development.
The Gold Coast City Council's City Transport Strategy 2031 planning document notes further expansion of the light rail network are possible. Potential future expansions include:
- Nobby Beach to Robina
- Broadbeach to Nerang
- Surfers to Bundall, and
- Gold Coast University Hospital to Biggera Waters.
The Council has also indicated that an extension to Tweed Heads could be possible, subject to agreement by the NSW Government. The NSW Government committed $1 million towards strategic planning of light rail between Tweed Heads and Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta during the 2019 NSW State election.
|May 2011||Contract Award for Stage One PPP|
|Jul 2014||Construction Completion for Stage One|
|Mar 2016||Contract Awarded for Stage Two D&C|
|Dec 2017||Construction Completion on Stage Two|
|Procuring Agency:||GoldLinQ Private Limited on behalf of Queensland Government|
GoldLinQ Pty Ltd has been contracted by the Queensland Government for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of the Gold Coast light rail system. Upon award of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) for Stage One, GoldLinQ comprised KDR2, Bombardier Transportation, McConnell Dowell and Plenary Group. GoldLinQ consortium undertakes the procurement of the stages under development.
|May 2011||GoldLinQ consortium was awarded the PPP to design, build, finance, operate and maintain Stage One.|
|2012||Construction of Stage One commenced.|
|Jul 2014||Stage One of the project became operational.|
|Aug 2015||Expressions of Interest opened for construction of Stage Two.|
|Mar 2016||CPB Contractors were announced as preferred contractor for Stage Two.|
|Jul 2016||Construction on Stage Two commenced.|
|Dec 2017||Stage Two of the project became operational.|
|2019||The NSW Government committed $1 million towards strategic planning of light rail between Tweed Heads and Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta during the 2019 NSW State election.|
|Oct 2020||John Holland Group was named as preferred bidder for design and construction of Stage Three.|