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Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3A


Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3A from Broadbeach South to Burleigh Heads is the proposed third stage of a world class public transport system for residents and visitors to the Gold Coast.


Gold Coast.

South Coast Region

Project info

The Queensland Government, in partnership with the City of Gold Coast, finalised and submitted the Stage 3A Detailed Business Case to the independent infrastructure advisor, Building Queensland. The business case was endorsed by Building Queensland in December 2018.

A Queensland Government funding decision for the delivery of Stage 3A is dependent on a supportive business case evaluation and appropriate funding offers from the Australian Government and City of Gold Coast.

Should funding be made available, the project would then appoint a design and construction partner. It will take around 3 years to build Stage 3A, with the possibility of trams operating to Burleigh Heads in 2023.

The reference design outlines the proposed alignment and station locations. These maps are for the purposes of community consultation only.

Map or Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3A

What you said

During August 2018, the project team reached out to the community to capture feedback on the project, with:

  • about 750 people attending community drop in sessions and 169 submitting feedback forms
  • over 500 people taking part in market research
  • more than 2000 people visiting the GCLR3A engagement website with 969 completing the online survey.

Community feedback from these activities indicated broad support for Stage 3A of the light rail. It also raised questions about potential construction impacts, changes to parking, increased density, pedestrian crossings on the Gold Coast Highway and future stages of light rail (west and south).

This community input was used to inform the project's Detailed Business Case. 

Community engagement outcomes can be found in the project update link in 'Latest News' below. 

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Contact details

For more information about this project contact the project team.

Phone: 1800 312 600

Key milestones

Stage 3A key milestones  Date
State funding committed for Detailed Business Case development  August 2017
City of Gold Coast Preliminary Business Case provided to government
February 2018
Start of Detailed Business Case and reference design development
March 2018
Community engagement  August 2018
Detailed Business Case finalised December 2018
Outcome of Queensland Government assessment of Detailed Business Case  First half 2019 

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Last updated
08 November 2019