Keeping the city’s traffic flowing means we can do business better and spend more time with our friends and families

– Mayor Tom Tate


With a population that is rapidly growing, our focus is on delivering road upgrades to ease congestion and encourage active travel to reduce congestion on the road.

The City is continuing its major road works program to make sure our network accommodates an increasing number of users now and in the future.

Special emphasis has been placed on meeting the demands of our city’s high growth areas, particularly in the northern corridor.

A key result of this strategy is the extension of the light rail corridor to Helensvale.


One of the country’s largest public transport projects, road improvements and congestion busting all form part of the city’s commitment to keep things moving.

More than $200 million has been invested in implementing the City’s Transport Strategy, which will guide our transport system through to 2031.

While cities around the world try to address the challenges faced with a growing population, we are facing the task head on with sustainable travel choices for everyone.

The Gold Coast light rail project is the largest transport infrastructure project undertaken in our city and connected more than 1.5 million ticketed spectators around the Gold Coast during GC2018.


The light rail project is at the core of the City’s vision for the future as it creates a sustainable transportation method, connecting the city’s key economic centres.

Express bus networks, more than 1000 kilometres of cycle ways and a dockless bike share scheme are all carefully planned modes to leave a lasting legacy in the city.

The City’s Active Transport Plan includes key actions to encourage more people to walk and cycle, like more shared paths and a bike share scheme.


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GC Transport Strategy 2031
Uploaded 8 January 2013
Uploaded 8 January 2013
Active Transport Plan
Uploaded 8 January 2013
Uploaded 8 January 2013