Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4
Planning has begun for the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4, a world class public transport system for residents and visitors to the Gold Coast.
Planning has started on the proposed Currumbin Creek Active Transport Bridge between Palm Beach and Currumbin.
The proposed Currumbin Creek Active Transport Bridge will run east of, and separate to, the existing Currumbin Creek Estuary Bridge which forms part of the Gold Coast Highway between Palm Beach and Currumbin. The new bridge will provide a separated, dedicated and wider shared active transport path across Currumbin Creek, resulting in a safer and more accessible pathway.
Community consultation is open until 11:59pm on Monday 27 March 2023.
This project is funded by the Queensland Government. Investment ID 1765284
The business case is underway and expected to be complete by end July 2023.
Any further detailed planning or construction would be subject to future funding approval.
Community consultation is taking place on the proposed Currumbin Creek Active Transport Bridge in March 2023.
Dates, times and locations of community drop-in sessions
In the event of wet weather at Wallace Nicoll Park, the community drop-in sessions will be relocated to the Dune Cafe.
The proposed project is part of the Gold Coast Oceanway; a 36km network of active transport paths along or near the coast between Main Beach and Coolangatta. The Oceanway is designed to make walking and bike riding more attractive as alternatives to driving.
In 2020, TMR completed a multi-modal corridor study for the Gold Coast Highway between Burleigh Heads and Tugun which recommended provision of a new separated active transport bridge east of the existing Currumbin Creek Estuary Bridge of the Gold Coast Highway.
Looking south from Palm Beach at the proposed Active Transport Bridge crossing Currumbin Creek to Currumbin. Opportunities to provide viewing and rest areas (potentially with shading).
Facing west down Duringan Street, Currumbin, looking towards proposed Currumbin Creek Active Transport Bridge.
Aerial view looking north from Currumbin over Currumbin Creek at existing Currumbin Creek Estuary Bridge/Gold Coast Highway (left) and proposed Active Transport Bridge (right). Subject to change.
Aerial shot of Currumbin Creek, facing southbound towards Tugun. The new proposed Currumbin Creek Active Transport Bridge runs to the left of and adjacent to the existing Gold Coast Highway Currumbin Creek Estuary Bridge. [On screen text: Concept only – subject to change]
A reconfigured bus stop sits at the start of the bridge. Flythrough starts to travel across the proposed bridge towards the south, depicting active transport users, including walkers, cyclists, mobility device users and people with prams, utilising the new bridge. The Gold Coast Highway sits to the right of the bridge with vehicles driving across it. [On screen text: Reconfigured bus stop]
Flythrough continues to travel south across the new proposed Currumbin Creek Active Transport Bridge. [On screen text: Reconfigured vegetation along Gold Coast Highway road corridor]
An additional section for resting and viewing, with shade, is available on the left of the bridge. [On screen text: Opportunities to provide viewing and rest areas with shade]
Pedestrians are crossing the bridge and enjoying the viewing platforms.
The flythrough follows the bridge as it curves to the left to show an intersecting pathway for users. Pedestrians can either continue straight-ahead toward Duringan Street or take the new path to the right that could potentially reconnect with the Gold Coast Highway.[On screen text: Retain vegetation along Duringan Street road corridor]
Flythrough continues to travel south across the bridge with Currumbin Beach on the left and Duringan Street on the right.
Flythrough zooms out to show an aerial view of southern side of the bridge as well as depicting a view of the beach and northern Gold Coast in the distance. [On screen text: proposed connection to Gold Coast Highway south of Currumbin Creek Bridge]
Aerial shot of the proposed bridge and Currumbin Creek facing northern Gold Coast. [On screen text: Currumbin Creek Active Transport Bridge, Queensland Government]