Transport is critical to the success of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018). Delivering a successful transport operation for GC2018 is 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 outlines the scale of the GC2018 transport task and how we intend to meet it.
The initial consultation was the first opportunity for the community to have their say about transport for GC2018 and the first step in a comprehensive program of community engagement.
Draft Transport Operations Plan
We know getting the transport right will be key to the success of GC2018 and showcasing the Gold Coast. Developed by GOLDOC in collaboration with GC2018 partners, the GC2018 Draft Transport Operations Plan details how transport will operate during Games time for the Gold Coast and other event cities.
The Draft Transport Operations Plan was open for public consultation from 30 November 2016 to 28 February 2017. All feedback is currently being considered and will inform the Final Transport Operations Plan, which will be released in the coming months.
The GC2018 partners will continue to work closely with residents and local businesses to help the Gold Coast host a great Commonwealth Games in 2018.
Visit www.gc2018.com/top to review the plan and provide feedback online.
Travel Demand Management program
City of Gold Coast, together with our GC2018 partners, will also be undertaking extensive business and community engagement related to Travel Demand Management ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
The Travel Demand Management program aims 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 will be engaged to ensure:
- residents, businesses and visitors are prepared to make informed travel decisions
- spectators and workforce are 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.
To find out more about active transport opportunities, see our Cycling, pedestrian networks and sustainable transport page.