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Embracing 2018

The City of Gold Coast is proud to be the host city for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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GC2018 transport

GC2018 transport

Effective transport was critical to the success of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018). Delivering a successful transport operation for GC2018 was a significant task requiring careful planning and investment.

In 2014, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) and GC2018 partners (the Department of Transport and Main Roads and City of Gold Coast) released the draft Transport Strategic Plan for community consultation. The plan outlined the scale of the GC2018 transport task and how we intended to meet it.

Transport Operations Plan

Getting the transport right was key to the success of GC2018 and showcasing the Gold Coast. The Transport Operations Plan was developed by GOLDOC in collaboration with GC2018 partners and detailed how transport was to operate during Games time for the Gold Coast and other event cities.

The GC2018 partners continued to work closely with residents and local businesses to help the Gold Coast host a great Commonwealth Games in 2018.

Travel Demand Management program

Get set for the games

City of Gold Coast, together with our GC2018 partners, undertook extensive business and community engagement related to Travel Demand Management ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

The Travel Demand Management program aimed to influence travel behaviour to maximise the people moving capability of the city’s transport network, before, during and post-GC2018.

In the lead up to GC2018, key stakeholders and the broader community were engaged to ensure:

  • residents, businesses and visitors were prepared to make informed travel decisions
  • spectators and workforce were informed on travel options to get to and from GC2018
  • more efficient use of the transport network and services to keep the Gold Coast moving in a period of increased demand during GC2018
  • progressive long-term increase in public and active transport use on the Gold Coast.

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