More than $700 million will be spent revamping the Gold Coast’s road network under an ambitious plan to cut congestion and prepare for a 1 million-strong population.
The Gold Coast City Council will roll out at least 116 road work projects between this financial year and 2031, with millions to be spent building new roads in the growing northern suburbs.
A schedule of works contained in the Gold Coast City Plan reveals the scope of the works, with $221.8 million alone to be spent in the Coomera Town Centre precinct which is expected to become a major community hub in the north.
The biggest single project the city proposes is a $68 million road and overpass in Coomera to service the new town centre, expected to open later this year.
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said he planned to ‘ramp up’ road infrastructure spending now the Commonwealth Games funding was finalised.
“Finding traffic-busting solutions is my number one priority and in the last two financial years we have invested record spending on our roads.
“In 2017-18 it was $100 million and this financial year, it will be $110 million.
Source: Gold Coast Bulletin.