Overview

Transport

Client
GoldinQ

Collaborators
CPB Contractors
AECOM
Cox Architecture
Golders
Dot Dash

Disciplines
Landscape Architecture
Urban Design

Location
Parkwood East – Parkwood – Helensvale, Gold Coast, QLD

Date
2018

Imagery
Department of Transport and Main Roads

This world-class public transport network provides a one-transfer journey between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, offering a new way to see and explore Queensland.

The Gold Coast Light Rail (GCLR) Stage 2 is a 7.3km light rail extension. It provides the necessary linkage between the existing GCLR Stage 1 and the heavy rail system connection at Helensvale, and offers passengers an easy trip between the CBDs of Queensland’s two biggest cities: the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Our urban design and landscaping solution delivered a vibrant and colourful enhancement to the Gold Coast, and a seamless extension to Stage 1. It was important to minimise impacts on the sensitive community and environmental corridors – including the Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area, an internationally significant Ramsar Wetland.

Gold coast light rail - stage 2 - tract
Gold coast light rail - stage 2 - tract
Gold coast light rail - stage 2 - tract

Our key design principles were to maximise accessibility, respect urban character, maintain visual amenity, design a safe public realm and protect both landscape values and the environment – all the while creating an efficient public transport network to keep people on the move.

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