Coomera Connector Stage 1 North

Coomera Connector (Stage 1) is around 16km and will be delivered in 3 construction packages. Stage 1 North, which is currently under construction, is the 4km section from Shipper Drive to Helensvale Road.

The Coomera Connector (sometimes referred to as the Second M1), is a future state-controlled north-south transport corridor between Loganholme and Nerang, east of the Pacific Motorway (M1) and the heavy train line.


  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Reduces interchange queuing
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy

Key features

This 4km section of the project will include:

  • 4 lanes with provision for future widening into the centre median to 6 lanes. Bridges will be future-proofed to 6 lanes to help minimise future construction impacts to adjacent residents and the travelling public
  • grade-separated interchanges at Shipper Drive and Helensvale Road
  • an almost 1km-long bridge over the Coomera River and Saltwater Creek
  • open graded asphalt road surface for increased safety and reduced noise
  • 4.19km of shared bike and pedestrian path with local path network connections at Shipper Drive, McPhail Road, future Hope Island Station/Hope Island Road, Condamine Crescent, Monterey Keys Drive, Rosswood Court Reserve and Helensvale Road.

Stage 1 North also includes upgrades to a section of Foxwell Road and a section of Shipper Drive (now known as the Coomera Link Road).


The Australian and Queensland governments have committed a total of $3.026 billion (on a 50:50 basis) to plan and construct Coomera Connector (Stage 1) (Second M1) between Coomera and Nerang. Investment ID 1776678

Total investment
$3.026 billion
Australian Government
$1.513 billion
Queensland Government
$1.513 billion

Current status

Construction is underway.

Key milestones

  • November 2021: Early works agreement awarded to complete detailed design of this section
  • 2022: Early works site investigations and detailed design progressed
  • March 2023: Road construction started. Detailed design released to the public
  • From 2025: Stage 1 expected to progressively open to traffic.

Project map

Coomera Connector Stage 1 North project map

Download the detailed Coomera Connector Stage 1 North map (JPG, 2.62MB) for more information about the location of this motorway and the locations of maintenance access tracks, active transport shared paths, and other project details.