Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Gold Coast Light Rail - Stage 3

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Rail
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2022 - Mid 2024
Estimated Project Cost:$1,040,400,000
Australian Government Contribution:$395,600,000
Local Council/Shire:Gold Coast City Council

Project Description

The Gold Coast Light Rail - Stage 3 project will extend the existing light rail system by approximately 6.7km to the south, from the Stage 1 terminus at Broadbeach South Station to Burleigh Heads. It will include eight new light rail stations, upgraded pedestrian and cycling facilities, and an upgraded bus and rail interchange at Burleigh Heads Station.


The project will increase connectivity, reduce congestion and improve travel times. 


The Australian Government has committed $395.6 million to the project.


Construction is expected to commence in early 2022 and be completed by mid-2024.

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Project details last updated: 9/02/2022