Gold Coast, Queensland


Public Private Partnership


Queensland Government


30 months


Ambitious, city-changing infrastructure integrating new and existing transport systems

Built Environs worked on the construction of building components of the Gold Coast Light Rail, a 13-kilometre railway between Queensland’s Griffith University, Southport and Broadbeach.

This project was a joint venture with McConnell Dowell, and part of the GoldlinQ consortium, a public private partnership (PPP) with the Queensland Government. Built Environs constructed 16 rail stations, including one at the Gold Coast University Hospital, as well as an electric tram depot. The construction process required the relocation of underground services such as gas, water and telecommunications, the levelling and widening of roads, building of stations and laying of a concrete pad alongside the tracks, and the installation of the overhead wires.

The light rail system was created in preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, to provide a fully integrated public transport system for the Gold Coast.

Fast Facts:

  • 13 kilometre railway
  • 16 rail stations
  • 37 minute trip through some of the Gold Coast’s busiest areas
  • Will reduce local greenhouse gas emissions by 114,000 tonnes over the first 10 years of operation
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