Gold Coast council tipped to spend up to an extra $34m on transport in next budget
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate says council will deliver a record investment in transport for the 2019-2020 financial year, with a suite of projects being considered.
The Bulletin has been told by council insiders that the current budget, which has about $116 million for capital works allocated for transport, could be increased to as much as $150 million.
Deputy Mayor Gates said she was delighted that a key focus of the 2019-2020 transport increase was in the northern growth area.
“I’m advised the north will be given a real kick-along, which is what I have been pushing for. Of course, every project still needs to be approved through the special budget rounds,’’ she said.
“As the city races towards one million people, the State needs to seriously look at better public transport options so people start to use it more.’’ Source: Goldcoastbulletin.com.au