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Coomera Connector

Overview:

A footprint has been declared for a future state-controlled north-south corridor between Loganholme and Nerang, east of the Pacific Motorway (M1).

The new corridor is wide enough for up to 6 traffic lanes and is expected to include facilities for public transport and paths for walking and cycling. It will provide more transport capacity for growing residential and business communities in the northern Gold Coast.

 

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Location:

The complete gazetted corridor extends for 45 kilometres between the Logan Motorway and Pacific Motorway interchange at Loganholme and Nerang–Broadbeach Road in Nerang. The gazetted Coomera Connector corridor also includes provision for a local road connection from the Coomera Connector at Eagleby to the intersection of Beenleigh–Redland Bay Road and Mount Cotton Road, at Carbrook.

Completion:

Timelines for construction have not yet been identified and will depend on the future traffic growth in the surrounding area and availability of funding. Planning continues to progress for the alignment.

Benefits:

The Coomera Connector is expected to:

  1. relieve pressure on the M1 by providing more route choices for local traffic and additional crossings of the Logan, Coomera and Nerang Rivers
  2. provide improved connections and accessibility to more transport options on the northern Gold Coast
  3. reduce travel time between Brisbane and the Gold Coast by reducing the number of local trips on the M1
  4. increase safety on the M1 by reducing congestion and potential queuing on the M1
  5. provide more reliable travel times between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Funding:

The Queensland Government has committed $5 million to undertake transport planning studies for the Loganholme to Nerang corridor in the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program 2018-19 to 2021-22.

Regions:

South Coast Region

Project info

Current planning

An options analysis is currently being undertaken to identify possible solutions to meet future transport requirements between Loganholme and Nerang. A short-list of options is being developed.

Community information sessions are being planned along the length of the corridor to gain community input into the short-listed options. The community will also be able to provide feedback about the project online. Details will be provided when known.

A master plan will then be developed to determine the preferred option for the Coomera Connector corridor. The master plan will help determine how delivery of the project could be staged.

Background

The Coomera Connector (formerly known as the Intra Regional Transport Corridor) will be a key link in an expanded road transport network between Loganholme and the Gold Coast where residential and business communities are growing rapidly.

Since the 1990s, the corridor has been identified in various public planning documents, such as published street directories, regional transport plans, planning studies and City of Gold Coast planning schemes. A joint 2015 study between the department and the City of Gold Coast confirmed the corridor is a future strategic transport link that will relieve traffic congestion on the M1 and surrounding local roads.

The Coomera Connector was gazetted in 3 sections:

  1. The Nerang to Coomera section was formally confirmed in the Queensland Government Gazette on 18 March 2016.
  2. The Coomera to Stapylton section was formally confirmed in the Queensland Government Gazette on 12 May 2017.
  3. The Stapylton to Loganholme section was formally confirmed in the Queensland Government Gazette on 15 March 2019.

Formal confirmation of the corridor in the Queensland Government Gazette allows the corridor to be protected from new development and provides certainty for property owners, business and residential communities on the northern Gold Coast.

All property owners directly impacted by the gazettal of the corridor have been advised during the planning stage. The department continues to liaise with property owners when dealing with land sales and development applications. Early acquisition of properties by the department may occur in some hardship circumstances.

Contact details

For more information about the Coomera Connector please contact the project team. 

Email CoomeraConnector@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone:  07 5563 6600

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Last updated
08 April 2019
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