Federal funding crucial to Gold Coast light rail

RACQ has called on the Federal Government to get the next stage of the Gold Coast light rail extension back on track.

The Gold Coast Bulletin reported progress had stalled on Stage 3A of the project after a funding battle between the Federal and State governments.

RACQ Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael said the extension of the light rail network from Broadbeach South to Burleigh Heads was one of the Club’s top public transport priorities.

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“The project will play a critical role in managing congestion on the Gold Coast and improving local mobility in the future,” Dr Michael said.

“We know there’s demand for public transport services along the coast, and future stages of the light rail will meet that demand.”

Dr Michael called on both major political parties to commit the same investment to Stage 3A that was committed to Stage 2, so that regardless of the election outcome, Gold Coast residents could be assured the critical piece of infrastructure would be delivered.

“Federal funding is crucial to getting this project back on track, so let’s put politics aside and give Gold Coast residents the public transport they deserve.”