Government green lights Gold Coast rail stations - 120 jobs
Minister for Cross River Rail Kate Jones today confirmed the locations for all three of the new Gold Coast rail stations.
“The Gold Coast is growing fast and the Palaszczuk Government is building the infrastructure needed to support this growth,” Ms Jones said.
“Last month I announced the preferred location for the Pimpama station. Today I’m proud to announce the final locations for all three new stations to be built for the Gold Coast.
“More than 120 jobs will be created during construction of these train stations – infrastructure that will help Gold Coasters get from A to B faster and more efficiently.”
Gold Coast station locations:
– New Pimpama station located off the Old Pacific Highway
– New Helensvale North station located next to Mangrove Jack Park, off Hope Island Road
– New Merrimac station located on Gooding Drive, approximately 750 metres east of the Pacific Motorway and Gooding Drive Interchange.
Assistant Tourism Industry Development Minister and Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said the new stations would connect the local communities with greater access to convenient rail services.
“This is a down payment on the future of the Gold Coast,” she said.
“We’re building these stations because we know public transport makes a real impact on people’s lives.
“Announcing the station locations is an important milestone and marks the beginning of the next phase of work needed to complete these stations.
“Construction will begin in 2020-21. Before then we need to acquire the land for each station, finalise detailed station designs, then go to tender for procurement of construction partners. With their appointment, construction can commence.”
Public consultation will begin immediately, with all three stations expected to be complete in around three years and operational with the start of the Cross River Rail network.
“Local knowledge will be invaluable in helping us to finalise these designs. You can give feedback online or you can attend in person at one of the community drop-in sessions,” Ms Scanlon said.
Community consultation is open from 9 October to 8 November 2019.
Information about the community consultation is available at crossriverrail.qld.gov.au
Source: Mirage News - https://www.miragenews.com/gold-coast-station-locations-announced/