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South Coast

Key facts

6,543km2

Area covered by location1

19.59%

Population of Queensland1

918km

Other state-controlled road network

130km

National Land Transport Network2

88km

National rail network

Program Highlights

In 2020–21 we completed:

  • construction of the extension of a four-lane duplication of Mount Lindesay Highway between Rosia Road and Stoney Camp Road interchange at Park Ridge South
  • construction of a four-lane upgrade of Mount Lindesay Highway, between Camp Cable Road and the intersection of Johanna Street and Tamborine Streets at Jimboomba
  • design of the southern entryway to the Gold Coast Airport, jointly funded by the Queensland Government and New South Wales Government 
  • construction of the Ormeau train station park ‘n’ ride to deliver 125 new car spaces
  • safety improvements along various sections of Beaudesert – Beenleigh Road
  • upgrading the Gold Coast Highway (Brisbane Road) intersection at Labrador – Carrara Road (Olsen Avenue) and Hope Island Road (Oxley Drive)
  • construction of the Exit 57 interchange upgrade on the Pacific Motorway at Oxenford.

In 2021–22 we will: 

  • continue construction of additional northbound and southbound lanes as part of the Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade on the Pacific Motorway, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • continue construction for the widening, from four to six lanes, of the Pacific Motorway between Varsity Lakes and Tugun, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • continue construction activities for widening and busway extensions along the Pacific Motorway between Eight Mile Plains and Daisy Hill, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • commence construction of the Coomera Connector Stage 1 between Coomera to Nerang
  • complete construction to deliver around 600 new car spaces at Greenbank bus park ‘n’ ride
  • continue construction of safety and capacity upgrades at Exit 41 interchange on the Pacific Motorway at Yatala South, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • commence construction for the Exit 49 interchange upgrade project on the Pacific Motorway at Pimpama, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • complete an intersection capacity upgrade on Brisbane – Beenleigh Road and Waterford – Tamborine Road at Waterford
  • complete installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Beenleigh – Redland Bay Road and Kruger Road at Carbrook 
  • commence construction to deliver the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3 between Broadbeach South and Burleigh Heads, jointly funded by the Australian Government, Queensland Government and City of Gold Coast
  • commence construction for the Exit 45 southbound off-ramp interchange upgrade on the Pacific Motorway at Ormeau, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government
  • commence construction activities for the four-lane upgrade of Mount Lindesay Highway between Johanna Street and South Street at Jimboomba
  • complete safety improvements on Beenleigh – Redland Bay Road and Beaudesert – Beenleigh Road, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • complete construction of the Howard Creek upgrade on Tamborine – Oxenford Road at Wongawallan, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • continue construction of a four-lane duplication of Mount Lindesay Highway, between Stoney Camp Road and Chambers Flat Road interchanges at Munruben, jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • complete construction of the signalisation of the intersection of Beaudesert – Nerang Road and Maudsland Road at Mount Nathan, as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • complete construction of the upgrade of the Gold Coast Highway intersection with Toolona Street at Tugun, as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • commence construction to widen and raise Beaudesert – Beenleigh Road between Armstrong Road and Stubbins Street at Belivah, as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery response
  • commence construction of Coomera train station park ‘n’ ride to deliver 500 new car spaces.

Future plans

We continue to plan for the future transport requirements of South Coast.

In 2021–22 key planning includes:

  • commence planning and business case development for the Coomera Connector (future stages), Loganholme to Coomera, planning
  • commence planning for new cycleway bridge over Currumbin Creek
  • continue business case development for upgrades to the Pacific Motorway, public and active transport network between Daisy Hill and the Logan Motorway interchange at Loganholme
  • continue planning and business case development for a four-lane upgrade of Mount Lindesay Highway between North Maclean and Camp Cable Road at Jimboomba
  • complete planning on improvements to the East West public transport system between Nerang and Broadbeach and Robina and Miami, jointly funded by the Queensland Government and City of Gold Coast
  • continue planning for an extension of Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4 between Burleigh and Coolangatta, jointly funded by the Queensland Government and City of Gold Coast
  • continue planning for the Gold Coast heavy rail extension from Varsity Lakes to Gold Coast Airport.

Investments (interactive)

You can view the list of investments for the South Coast area in the QTRIP PDF or via the QTRIP interactive tool

Map

Map of South Coast

Image: Aerial view of the Nineteenth Avenue overpass in Palm Beach, as part of Package C of the Pacific Motorway, Varsity Lakes to Tugun upgrade.

1 Data source: Queensland Government Statistician's Office (Queensland Treasury), Queensland Regional Profiles. www.qgso.qld.gov.au, retrieved 23 March 2021

2 The detailed mapping data related to the National Land Transport Network (NLTN) Determination 2020 was not available at the time of publication. National Land Transport Network data and maps included assumed relevant state-controlled roads as at 1 July 2020. NLTN rail data and maps are as at 30 June 2020.

Reflects QTRIP 2021-22 to 2024-25 (as at 15 June 2021).