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Coomera Connector needs your feedback to become a ‘game-changer’

The Coomera Connectors’ Stage One is well underway and community members are being given a say on its design.

The Coomera Connectors’ Stage One is well underway and community members are being given a say on its design.

The feedback is encouraged as public consultation and community feedback in 2020 resulted in design improvements and changes to the reference design, as well as changes from project planning and technical investigations onsite.

The design shows detailed layouts for the eight-kilometre, six-lane section of the project from Helensvale Road to Smith Street Motorway.

This section includes a four metre wide active-transport path for bike riders and pedestrians with direct links into both Helensvale and Parkwood light rail stations.

Once complete, the 45-kilometre Coomera Connector, or the ‘second M1’, will be a new north-south motorway between Logan and the Gold Coast.

Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said the connector has the responsibility in keeping hundreds and thousands of ‘Gold Coasters’ moving by relieving congestion on the M1 by providing an alternative route for local trips.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King described the connector as a ‘game-changer’ for South-East Queenslanders.


 

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“We know that road congestion is a significant issue for the region – and a drain on the economy – which is why we’re getting on with delivering this critical piece of infrastructure,” she said.

The $2.16 billion Stage One project between Coomera and Nerang, is  estimated to support an average of 1,000 direct jobs over the life of the project.

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Bart Mellish said the connector, as one of Queensland’s largest transport infrastructure projects, will bring jobs and prosperity for Queenslanders.

“The Coomera Connector is a major project in the Miles Government’s commitment to Building Queensland by investing in infrastructure that supports more jobs, builds resilience and underpins future prosperity for Queenslanders,” he said.

Coomera Connector Stage 1 will progressively open to traffic in sections from late 2025, weather and site conditions permitting.

To provide feedback on the current designs, find out more about the project, or register for project updates below.

  • Attend a community consultation session and speak directly to members of the Coomera Connector project team (details available on the Coomera Connector webpage).
  • Visit tmr.qld.gov.au/coomeraconnector.
  • Email feedback to coomeraconnector@qld.gov.au.
  • Phone the project team on 1800 568 978 (select option 2).
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