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MORE than $7 million will be spent on a business case on extending the light rail to Gold Coast Airport.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Mayor Tom Tate on Thursday morning announced the deal, which will also see investigations into rapid transit options to Robina and Nerang.
The $7 million will be spent evenly between the state and council.
“This business case will support the next critical steps needed to push major transport investment on the Gold Coast forward, which is vital for Queensland’s economic recovery,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“This is about building a pipeline of projects that can continue to support and create jobs, boost our economy and improve transport for locals, particularly those living on the southern end of the Gold Coast.”
Mayor Tom Tate, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Transport Minister Mark Bailey in Broadbeach to announce funding of the business case for light rail to be extended to Gold Coast Airport. Picture: Andrew Potts.“It will result in a 40km public transport spine linking key employment, transport, health and education locations,” he said.
“Ideally we will finish stage 3 and immediately break ground on stage 4.”
That would occur in 2023.
This article first appeared on www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au
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