Rapid Transit - Maps of Affected Roads
Any person or company wishing to obtain a permit or approval to perform works on a Council controlled road, may be subject to particular conditions if the location of the work is within the light rail corridor (route).
- To determine whether your proposed work is within the light rail boundaries, refer to Related Information - Maps. Drawings & Plans listed below.
All roads marked red and pink constitute the Gold Coast Rapid Transit corridor as referred to in approval conditions.
Note: These maps are intended to indicate areas potentially affected by the Gold Coast Rapid Transit project. They should not be used for any other purpose.
How can I find out more about the study?
If you would like a high resolution copy of the Study, or have any questions regarding the study, please contact the Growth Management Unit on (07) 5582 8600.
How will the study be implemented?
The Study will inform current and future reviews of the Gold Coast Planning Scheme which will be the vehicle for community consultation on the recommendations contained in this study.
What does the study recommend?
The study contains numerous ideas for the future of the area surrounding the light rail route including:
- new buildings that fit in with our sub-tropical climate and ‘address the street’ e.g. low-rise, street-level frontage with higher-rise buildings set back - rather than a blank, retaining wall hard against the footpath
- new street designs and streetscaping to improve pedestrian and cyclist links and the introduction of significant numbers of trees
- a number of pedestrian and cyclist bridges to improve access across the canal network
- improved quality of, and access to, public open spaces within the corridor
- encouraging job growth
Which areas are included in the study?
The study provides urban design frameworks for five precincts - Southport, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Florida Gardens and Broadbeach.
What are the benefits for the City?
The study’s aim is to identify future directions and:
- maximise the benefits to the city from the investment in the GCRT light rail project
- accommodate anticipated population growth over the coming decades
- provide certainty to residents, and the business and development community about where growth in the city will be focused
- encourage more diverse, efficient and affordable buildings
- build a stronger and more competitive economy, and broaden the appeal of the Gold Coast as a place to work, play and live
- create a greener and more subtropical urban landscape