Stage 4 of the light rail between Burleigh and the border will be 13km long and feature more than nine stations, two new bridges and a wildlife overpass.
The exclusive first details of the controversial multi-billion project – revealed by the Bulletin – will be officially unveiled on Monday morning when community consultation begins on the final piece of the tram’s coastal stretch.
A detailed fly-through video by the state government as part of its detailed business case shows how the trams will dramatically transform the southern Gold Coast between Burleigh and Tugun.
It does not include any details of the Tugun to border section of the tram, including its Gold Coast Airport station, with the video noting this section is the subject of a “multi-modal” corridor study.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the project, which is a key plank of public transport for the 2032 Olympic Games, would play a major role in the economic revival from Covid-19.
“We are investing in public transport on the Gold Coast to create jobs, stimulate the local economy and take cars off the roads into the future,” she said. “It’s thanks to my government we’ve been able to deliver the first two stages of the light rail.
“We’re working on stage three and today, we’re giving Gold Coasters an insight into what stage four might look like.
“We want feedback from locals. We want to hear what they think of the designs – that’s what today’s all about.”