Coomera Connector (Future stages)
Planning is underway for the future stages of the Coomera Connector – the remaining 29km between Loganholme and Coomera.
Delivery of the 45km Coomera Connector between Loganholme and Nerang will realise significant transport network benefits for the M1 and surrounding road network in the northern Gold Coast and Logan regions.
Reducing congestion on the M1 is a key objective of the Coomera Connector. Transport modelling has identified that to meet this objective, the northern end of the new road needs to connect with the Logan and Pacific motorways.
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.
While considerable work has been completed to identify and preserve the gazetted alignment of the Coomera Connector between Loganholme and Coomera, this stage of the project is currently only funded for development of the business case and progressing environmental approvals. Funding for delivery will be considered following the completion of the business case.
- Improves safety
- Increases capacity
- Improves network efficiency
- Increases traffic flow
- Reduces peak hour congestion
- Reduces interchange queuing
- Reduces travel time
- Contributes to economy
- Better active transport
- Relieve pressure on the M1 by providing an alternative route for local traffic and additional crossings of the Logan and Albert rivers.
- Provide improved connections and accessibility to more transport options for the northern Gold Coast and Logan.
- Improve travel time between Brisbane and the Gold Coast by reducing the number of local trips on the M1.
- Improve safety on the M1 by reducing congestion and potential queuing at interchanges.
- Provide more reliable travel times between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
The Australian Government and the Queensland Government have committed a total of $22 million (on a 50:50 basis) to continue planning for future stages of the Coomera Connector from Loganholme to Coomera. Investment ID: 2012259
- Total investment
- $22 million
- Australian Government
- $11 million
- Queensland Government
- $11 million
- Mid-2021 to late 2023: Complete business case and progress environmental approvals.
Coomera Connector (Future stages) project map
Current statusDevelopment of the business case and preparation of environmental approvals with the federal Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 is underway.
The decision to proceed with the next stage of the Coomera Connector, and the timing, will be at the discretion of the Queensland and Australian governments following completion of the business case.
Initial community consultation on the Coomera Connector was undertaken in late 2019. While 4 out of 5 people surveyed at that time supported the Coomera Connector being built as soon as possible, some community members had questions about the alignment of the Coomera Connector near Eagleby and potential impacts on the wetlands at Eagleby.
We assessed 6 alternative alignments put forward by the community for the Coomera Connector around Eagleby. The assessment determined the gazetted Coomera Connector alignment provides the best overall outcome compared to the alternative alignments. Community consultation was completed to seek feedback on the results of the assessment.
We value the input from community and will continue to offer opportunities for consultation with stakeholders throughout the development of the business case and environmental approvals process.