Gold Coast Rapid Transit
GoldLinQ has been selected to build and operate the Gold Coast light rail system. The first of its kind in Queensland.
In the Surfers Paradise precinct, light rail will cross the Nerang River on a purpose-built bridge and travel along the western side of the Gold Coast Highway.
A light rail project site has been established at the corner of Surfers Paradise Boulevard and Cypress Avenue.
Road Closures may occur during construction. For possible closures and alternate routes, click here.
For more information on the project please visit the GoldlinQ website.
Become A Surfers Paradise Wayfinder
Surfers Paradise Alliance and Volunteering Gold Coast are looking for volunteers who love Surfers Paradise, are friendly, love to chat and are proud and knowledgeable about our beautiful city.
The position is to act as an ambassador to assist visitors, residents and local businesses with information about our city whilst work for the Gold Coast Rapid Transit continues.
Shifts are 10am - 2pm and 3pm - 7pm daily. You can apply for more than 1 shift weekly if you are available to do so.
To apply call Volunteering Gold Coast now on (07) 5526 2811 or visit www.volunteeringgc.org.au
Gold Coast Rapid Transit Precinct Advisory Group
To meet the challenges of Gold Coast Rapid Transit construction in Surfers Paradise, a Precinct Advisory Group has been formed.
This committee, which comprises representatives from Surfers Paradise Alliance, light rail operators GoldLinQ and local stakeholders, meets fortnightly to establish strategies that will keep Surfers Paradise vibrant during works.
The group has requested GoldLinQ minimise construction impact on Surfers Paradise during the busy Easter period.
Outgoing Division 7 councillor Susie Douglas has also provided $100,000 towards a major committee initiative – the formation of a 100-strong volunteer group of ‘Surfers Paradise Wayfinders’ to greet visitors to the precinct and assist with wayfinding in and around GCRT works.
If you have concerns or questions around GCRT, contact committee members:
- Mike Winlaw (SPA CEO)
- John Romanin (Pit Stop)
- Lynn Maree Travis (Chevron Renaissance)
- Michelle Thompson-Cramp (Centro)
- Tony Tooma (LJ Hooker)
- Vince King (Mantra Group)
- David Barnes (Waxy’s Irish Pub)
- Tito Gonzalez (Viva la Moda)
- Darren Crawford (Gold Coast Mini Golf)