Broadbeach is renowned for its retail, restaurants, entertainment culture and vast beachfront. Broadbeach is home to many premier conference facilities including the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, making it a popular business tourism hub.
The Gold Coast light rail system will service residents and a substantial workforce, as well as visiting tourists, entertainment seekers and consumers who visit Broadbeach for recreational activities. Gold Coast City Council is focused on improving pedestrian and cycle linkages to the light rail system to support active and sustainable transport around this precinct.
Light rail in the Broadbeach precinct
In Broadbeach, the light rail system stretches from Surfers Paradise to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.
From the intersection of Surfers Paradise Boulevard and the Gold Coast Highway, the light rail system travels south in the centre of the highway through intersections to the Florida Gardens Station at Wharf Street before passing Cascades Gardens on the right and major restaurants on the left.
The Broadbeach North Station is located between the Gold Coast Convention and Entertainment Centre and Main Place shopping precinct. After the intersection of TE Peters Drive, the light rail moves to the western side of the highway at Elizabeth Street through Hooker Boulevard and Margaret Street to reach the final station of the Stage One alignment, Broadbeach South.
The Broadbeach South Station, just south of Caltex Service Station, will connect the Pacific Fair Shopping Precinct and become a major public transport interchange for buses, taxis and future light rail stages.
Major road reconstruction work will be undertaken at intersections along the Surfers Paradise Boulevard resulting in areas being closed to traffic access for a period of time. More information on construction timing and activities will be provided as it comes available.
A Gold Coast light rail project site will be established on the western side of the Gold Coast Highway from TE Peters Drive, near the Gold Coast Convention and Entertainment Centre, to Pacific Fair Drive, behind the Caltex Service Station in January 2012.
Traffic conditions will change in this precinct to accommodate the Broadbeach construction work. On-street parking along the Gold Coast Highway from Thornton Street to Australia Avenue will be progressively removed on a permanent basis. Property, business and emergency service access will be maintained at all times during construction however points of access may change.
Major road reconstruction work will be undertaken at the intersections adjoining the Gold Coast Highway between Thornton Street and Australia Avenue resulting in intersections being closed for a period of time.
This work will also see the permanent reduction to the number lanes on the Gold Coast Highway to two lanes in each direction through the removal of the marked bus lanes.
The speed will be 60 kilometres per hour north of Australia Avenue in Broadbeach and bus stop locations will also be permanently changed.
More information on construction timing and activities will be provided as it comes available. GoldLinQ will consult affected residents and businesses on suitable arrangements and provide advanced warning of traffic changes.
- 27 July 2012 13:10