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« Reply #160 on: July 12, 2021, 11:00:14 PM »
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« Reply #161 on: July 13, 2021, 12:42:48 AM »
Gold Coast Bulletin --> Threat to shut down light rail consultation if protests ‘get out of control’ $

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TRAM opponents have been warned to behave or light rail stage four consultation will be shut down as speculation increases about the cost of the project.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads during the next three weeks will conduct consultation on the planned Burleigh Heads to Coolangatta section of the track.

Sessions start on Monday at 10am at the Tallebudgera Leisure Centre on the Gold Coast Highway at Palm Beach.

Residents have begun arriving and a security guard was on standby to greet them. But there was no sign of an early protest. ...

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« Reply #162 on: July 13, 2021, 10:35:11 AM »
https://twitter.com/Sandra_Sully/status/1414733963852091393
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« Reply #163 on: July 13, 2021, 02:55:18 PM »
Some of the anti light rail thought processes are hilarious:

>LR will kill business and make the suburb a ghost town.
>LR will also trigger high rise development and make the suburb overcrowded and busy.


>LR is too expensive and only benefits people who live next to it since there is no car parking. Just have buses they are cheaper.
Ok, so catch a feeder bus to it?
>Ewww a bus, I don’t want to catch one of them, plus interchanging is inconvenient.
Ok, but you want all passengers headed to the airport to all change onto  a trackless electric hydrogen bus instead?


>Light Rail should bypass palm beach and go via the M1 corridor. Reducing the GC highway to 2 lanes will cause gridlock.
Ok, but the M1 is being upgraded and a new access point is being built from 19th Avenue, so a lot of vehicles will be able to bypass the middle of palm beach.
>But I want to be able to drive straight through!

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« Reply #164 on: July 13, 2021, 03:51:06 PM »
^ 😂

Also:

“Light rail will destroy Burleigh Headland and kill all the koalas crossing the tracks!”
Okay, so we’ll build a land bridge so the koalas can cross the light rail and highway corridor safely. Also, by getting people out of cars and onto trams there’ll be less vehicles which will improve safety for koalas.
“Nope all the koalas are gonna die!!” :fp:

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« Reply #165 on: July 15, 2021, 02:19:05 PM »
LOL ... those heartless tram drivers ... won't stop for koalas ... like the motorists who politely slam on the brakes.  Most projects of this type include wildlife underpasses and 'green bridges' as part of the project design and cost. They work for wildlife and 10-y-o boys -- in the main -- who get caught by motion-activated cameras monitoring their use.

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« Reply #166 on: July 16, 2021, 01:12:21 AM »
Gold Coast Bulletin --> Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4: Property prices set to explore (sic) for Burleigh to Tugun properties near trams $

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PROPERTY adjacent to the proposed route for light rail Stage 4 to the airport are predicted to increase in value by up to 20 per cent in the next three years.

Real estate experts say maps released this week of the state government’s preferred 13km line from Burleigh Heads to the border will have an “immediate” impact on property prices within 1.2km of the track. ...
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« Reply #167 on: July 17, 2021, 01:04:21 AM »
Gold Coast Bulletin --> Qld Transport Minister Mark Bailey on light rail and why he’s not afraid of Palm Beach protesters $

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... “Some opponents are trying to put up every kind of argument they can think of to stop light rail, and that’s OK … it’s a democracy. But the multi-modal study conducted was a very comprehensive piece of work by an independent consultancy, separate from the government, and it has identified the light rail route along the Gold Coast Highway as the best, and that’s what we’re going with.” ...
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« Reply #168 on: July 17, 2021, 07:39:53 AM »
This was an excellent interview, and it's great to hear some really sensible talk about public transport coming from Bailey. GCLR is in good hands! Seems to be the only project they can get right...

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« Reply #169 on: July 23, 2021, 12:36:38 AM »
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THE 2032 Olympic Games announcement has lit a flame among residents either wanting to green light or red light the tram going south from Burleigh to the border.

A pro-tram group with more than 430 “likes” on its Facebook page has surfaced for the first time in the Gold Coast’s most volatile community debate.

Send Light Rail South is calling on tram users to make their voice be heard as the Coast lobbies for big-ticket items in the lead-up to the southeast Queensland Games. ...
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Re: Gold Coast light rail - Stage 4
« Reply #170 on: July 23, 2021, 12:45:13 AM »
FYI

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> https://www.facebook.com/sendlightrailsouth
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« Reply #171 on: July 27, 2021, 01:21:16 PM »
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« Reply #172 on: August 10, 2021, 12:55:38 AM »
Gold Coast Bulletin --> Gold Coast light rail stage 4: Former site of George’s Paragon could be bulldozed $

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A CITY landmark may soon be reduced to a pile of rubble and a family left without a home as proposed future plans for the controversial Gold Coast light rail extension forge on.

The former site of George’s Paragon at Tallebudgera Creek – now a private residence owned by George Tassis – has been earmarked as a carpark under stage four light rail plans.

It is understood the family was blindsided with a Letter of Notice from Queensland Government in recent months which stated their long-time home dubbed ‘Paradisio’ was to be bulldozed, destroying along with it generations of sentimental value. ...
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Re: Gold Coast light rail - Stage 4
« Reply #173 on: September 09, 2021, 04:12:18 AM »
Gold Coast Bulletin --> Light rail: Councillors push green light to fast track to the airport once Burleigh section is complete $

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GOLD Coast City councillors are urging the state government to fast-track light rail to the airport and organise for construction to start immediately after the Broadbeach to Burleigh stage is complete.

They fear negotiations about what the three forms of government will have to pay for Stage 4 could mean it is not finished in time for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics. ...
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« Reply #174 on: September 16, 2021, 08:24:59 AM »
Just a reminder that online consultation for Stage 4 closes tomorrow. I would highly recommend anyone interested to drop a few sentences of support for the project, just to reinforce that us silent majority are still here.

I did also put some extended feedback in regarding the need for separated cycle lanes along the Gold Coast Highway through Palm Beach. There is no shared coastal path like there is from Burleigh through to pretty much Main Beach and the GC Hwy along Palm Beach and beyond is identified under the Principal Cycle Network as a Priority A cycle route. The only cycle infrastructure along here is to share the dangerous, driveway infested footpaths with pedestrians or to share the dangerous, car-door zone road shoulder with vehicles.

Given this project is a once in a generation upgrade to the GC Hwy, the need for this safe and accessible cycle infrastructure is extremely important for commuters and recreational users of all ages and abilities. It would be much harder and disruptive to come back and install these separated lanes after the project is finished and given the contention around Palm Beach, it is vital that TMR get the project right from the start.

For every $1 spend on cycling infrastructure, nearly $5 worth of benefits are returned (https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Travel-and-transport/Cycling/Cycling-investment-in-Queensland). Parking spaces are far less valuable than separated cycle lanes. This really should be a no brainer.
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Re: Gold Coast light rail - Stage 4
« Reply #175 on: September 16, 2021, 09:32:19 AM »
Thanks for the reminder

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« Reply #176 on: September 16, 2021, 04:15:53 PM »
Just a reminder that online consultation for Stage 4 closes tomorrow. I would highly recommend anyone interested to drop a few sentences of support for the project, just to reinforce that us silent majority are still here.

I did also put some extended feedback in regarding the need for separated cycle lanes along the Gold Coast Highway through Palm Beach. There is no shared coastal path like there is from Burleigh through to pretty much Main Beach and the GC Hwy along Palm Beach and beyond is identified under the Principal Cycle Network as a Priority A cycle route. The only cycle infrastructure along here is to share the dangerous, driveway infested footpaths with pedestrians or to share the dangerous, car-door zone road shoulder with vehicles.

Given this project is a once in a generation upgrade to the GC Hwy, the need for this safe and accessible cycle infrastructure is extremely important for commuters and recreational users of all ages and abilities. It would be much harder and disruptive to come back and install these separated lanes after the project is finished and given the contention around Palm Beach, it is vital that TMR get the project right from the start.

For every $1 spend on cycling infrastructure, nearly $5 worth of benefits are returned (https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Travel-and-transport/Cycling/Cycling-investment-in-Queensland). Parking spaces are far less valuable than separated cycle lanes. This really should be a no brainer.

Done, but looking at the timeline of consultation there will be another from Tugan to Coolangatta for the same project. The current feedback only covers Burleigh to Tugan.

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Re: Gold Coast light rail - Stage 4
« Reply #177 on: September 17, 2021, 05:06:42 AM »
https://documents.parliament.qld.gov.au/events/han/2021/2021_09_16_DAILY.pdf

Queensland Parliament Hansard

Questions Without Notice

Gold Coast Light Rail

Ms RICHARDS: My question is of the Minister for Transport and Main Roads. Can the minister
update the House on the future of the Gold Coast Light Rail?

Mr BAILEY: I am always happy to talk about light rail. I thank the member for her very strong
support of our record road and transport program. We are seeing $4.8 billion in road and transport
investment going into the Gold Coast region under the Palaszczuk Labor government. We saw the first
stage of light rail go in because of an earlier Labor government. The second stage was built in record
time for the Commonwealth Games because of this government. We now have underway early works
on stage 3, from Broadbeach to Burleigh, and consultation on stage 4, beyond Burleigh, is now open
after a 10-week period that will close tomorrow.

Mr Hart: How about you come down to my electorate?

Mr BAILEY: I will get to you, member for Burleigh.

Mr SPEAKER: Through the chair, Minister.

Mr BAILEY: We are seeing a lot of interest in where the future route might go. We know from our
multimodal study that, from Burleigh, the logical place is along the Gold Coast Highway directly to the
airport. That is where the demand is. We know the member for Burleigh is really the shadow minister
for transport on the Gold Coast. We know that he dictates policy, the Leader of the Opposition agrees
with that and the member for Chatsworth is sidelined. We know that very clearly because the member
for Burleigh wants the dogleg to run past his brewery instead of taking it where it has the maximum
public benefit.

Mr HART: Mr Speaker, I rise to a point of order. I take personal offence at the member’s
comments and ask that he withdraw.

Mr SPEAKER: Minister, will you withdraw?

Mr BAILEY: I withdraw. A Gold Coast whistleblower has leaked to me the new product list for the
brewery at Burleigh. The product list goes along these lines: the ‘stage 4 dogleg route’ stout, the ‘halt
the tram’ malt, the ‘hop and skip parliament’ pilsner, the ‘plants will die’ IPA, the ‘take a plane’ pilsner
and the ‘luxury cruise’ Canadian pale ale. That is a big seller. A recent one is the ‘doona-David’
doppelbock. A very recent one, which has been developed only over the last two days and made from
special Canberra hops, is the ‘blind-trust’ port. That one should go down very well. I am excited not only
to see such a broad product list; I cannot wait to see the labels. The labels will be fantastic.

We will listen to the experts and deliver a coordinated transport plan on the southern Gold Coast.
We will put the light rail where it needs to be, we will put the heavy rail where it needs to be and we will
put the M1 upgrades exactly where they need to be. We know that, under an LNP government, they
will do things for their own private benefit and not for the public benefit. To put the light rail along the
heavy rail corridor, ensuring that heavy rail never connects to the airport, is insanity. That is the current
LNP policy under the Leader of the Opposition and he does nothing about the member for Burleigh.

Mr SPEAKER: Before calling the next questioner, member for Chatsworth, you are warned
under the standing orders. Leader of the Opposition, you have had a good go today. You are warned
under the standing orders.
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Re: Gold Coast light rail - Stage 4
« Reply #178 on: October 01, 2021, 12:02:34 PM »
Queensland Parliament

Question on Notice  https://documents.parliament.qld.gov.au/tableOffice/questionsAnswers/2021/925-2021.pdf

No. 925

Asked on 31 August 2021

MRS L GERBER ASKED MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT AND MAIN ROADS (HON M BAILEY)

QUESTION:

With reference to the extension of light rail from Burleigh Heads to Coolangatta via the Gold Coast
Airport—

Will the Minister (a) provide a list of current government planning documents that include this
project and (b) advise how they will address community concerns about the loss of existing
mature vegetation between Golden Four Drive and the Gold Coast Highway and disruption to
pedestrian movements around Tugun Village?

ANSWER:

I thank the Member for Currumbin for the question.

With reference to the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4 (Burleigh Heads to Coolangatta), I am
pleased to provide the following information.

a) The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) completed the Gold Coast Highway
(Burleigh Heads to Tugun) Multi-modal Corridor Study in 2020. The aim of the study was
to review all previous planning and develop an updated transport strategy for this corridor
that considers all modes of transport including walking, cycling, public transport and private
vehicles.

The study identified that the Gold Coast Highway route from Burleigh Heads to Tugun has
the greatest potential for a shift to public transport as it is close to where people already
live, and provides the potential to transform the Gold Coast Highway into the Gold Coast
Boulevard through careful design and treatment. The study investigated alternate routes,
finding a light rail extension down the Gold Coast Highway was the most direct and efficient
route.

Gold Coast Light Rail has been included in many transport infrastructure strategies and
studies for more than 20 years including the Integrated Regional Transport Plan—South
East Queensland, Connecting SEQ 2031, ShapingSEQ: South East Queensland Regional
Plan 2017, SEQ Regional Transport Plans 2021 and the Gold Coast Southern and Central
Area Transport Study 2012.

b) TMR undertook community consultation from 12 July 2021 until 17 September 2021 on the
Burleigh Heads to Tugun section of the proposed concept design of Gold Coast Light Rail
Stage 4, and feedback received throughout this consultation will assist in progressing the
design as part of the Preliminary Business Case. Retention of mature vegetation will be
taken into consideration as the design is further progressed.

As shown in the fly-through video, concept design maps and the 360-degree panorama
images, the current concept maintains the majority of the existing vegetation between
Golden Four Drive and the Gold Coast Highway at Tugun.

Proposed changes to intersections in Tugun as part of the project are designed to make
pedestrian movements safer and more efficient due to a reduction in the number of traffic
signal phases, fewer conflict points, improved sight lines, and the reduction of vehicle
queuing through the township. These proposed changes provide an opportunity to
reconfigure the area into a shared space to improve the road safety and vibrancy of local
roads within the Tugun township.

TMR values community input on planning for the project and all feedback received will be
considered when developing the preliminary business case.
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« Reply #179 on: October 04, 2021, 06:34:44 AM »
Response to Queensland Parliament E-Petition 

https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Work-of-the-Assembly/Petitions/Petition-Details?id=3533

GOLD COAST LIGHT RAIL STAGE 4 - EVALUATE ALL ALTERNATIVE ROUTES AND MODES  7th May 2021

>> https://documents.parliament.qld.gov.au/TableOffice/TabledPapers/2021/5721T1622.pdf
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Re: Gold Coast light rail - Stage 4
« Reply #180 on: October 06, 2021, 05:29:53 PM »
https://twitter.com/couriermail/status/1445595890043867141
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« Reply #181 on: October 06, 2021, 05:45:12 PM »
It "could" also be powered by marshmallows.

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« Reply #182 on: October 06, 2021, 09:59:08 PM »
Single track? Did I actually read this?  :yikes: :fo:
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« Reply #183 on: October 06, 2021, 11:52:43 PM »
It was likely someone's submission. I don't think it will gauge any traction. By the way how many articles have been published in relation to stage 4, its beyond a joke.   

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« Reply #184 on: October 07, 2021, 12:02:20 AM »
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MAYOR Tom Tate is to ask the State Government to rethink the building of stage four of light rail and cut costs by reducing the corridor through Palm Beach to one track.

Councillor Tate has also suggested the Government, during the current building of stage three from Broadbeach to Burleigh, should put to tender the creek bridges along with the wildlife corridor linking Burleigh headland which would be required further south. ....
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« Reply #185 on: October 07, 2021, 12:17:01 AM »
Fuk, I got to get away from this half baked crap.   Oh please great COVID God, can it be over soon

I am going fuking mad in this joint of half baked mediocrity !!
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« Reply #186 on: October 07, 2021, 12:46:51 AM »
Doubt it would actually be any cheaper, if anything more expensive for the installation and maintenance of the numerous sets of points for the said passing loops and a complex bi-directional signalling system. Plus the cost of ripping it all up shortly after to lay dual track when single track inevitably becomes a horrific operational outcome! :P

I would hope that TMR won’t put a second of thought into this ridiculous idea and stick to their existing findings:

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Track options
Various track options were assessed for light rail including segregated at grade
(on ground in its own lanes like Stage 1 through Broadbeach), shared running (on ground in lanes shared with other traffic), grade separated (elevated or underground) as well as single and dual tracks.
Overall, the segregated double track at-grade option was deemed most appropriate as it was consistent with the look, feel and functionality of Stages 1 and 2, and the current extension to Burleigh Heads (Stage 3).
It also delivers appropriate speed, reliability and capacity, at a reasonable cost and level of property impact.
https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/_/media/projects/g/gold-coast-light-rail-stage-4/light-rail-factsheet-route-selection.pdf

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« Reply #187 on: October 07, 2021, 12:52:55 AM »
^ thanks LRV 018 for your informed comment. 

This is a saga that it really does not need to be.   The proven successful earlier stages are the template for further success.

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Re: Gold Coast light rail - Stage 4
« Reply #188 on: November 02, 2021, 04:39:51 AM »
Response to the Light Rail Stage 4 public meeting E-Petition presented to the Queensland Parliament

https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/apps/E-Petitions/Home/DownloadResponse/cfa035b5-bfce-472f-8c14-c9f22926f94a

30 September 2021

Mr Neil Laurie
The Clerk of the Parliament
Parliament House
George Street
BRISBANE QLD 4000

Dear Mr Laurie

I refer to petition 3548-21, lodged with the Legislative Assembly by Mr Michael Hart MP, Member for
Burleigh on 31 August 2021 requesting a public meeting for Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4.

An extensive stakeholder and community engagement program for Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4 took
place from mid-2021. Community consultation on the Burleigh Heads to Tugun section started on
12 July 2021 and ran until 17 September 2021.

Community public forums were not a feature of the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4 consultation plan, as
the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) committed to three months of 41 face-to-face
consultation drop-in sessions, where the community were able to interact directly with project staff oneon-one.
This approach meant the community was able to have their say, by providing an opportunity for
each person to discuss their concerns, or items of interest, directly with project staff.

Community consultation for Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4 was developed and delivered by TMR officers,
with the objective of providing a comprehensive community and stakeholder engagement program.

Community consultation activities during this period included:

 distribution of a project newsletter to 43,000 households and businesses in Burleigh, Palm Beach,
Elanora, Currumbin, Tugun, Coolangatta and Billinga in July 2021
 41 face-to-face sessions over 10 weeks at eight different venues at Burleigh Heads, Palm Beach,
Elanora and Tugun. These sessions were carefully planned to provide the community with multiple
options to attend from Monday to Sunday, at various times of the day and evening and the
opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback
 individual meetings with key community stakeholders and community groups
 a dedicated online engagement webpage where the community could provide feedback
 a fly-through video of the project, concept designs, artist’s impressions, 360-degree panorama
views of the project and project factsheets
 a dedicated project email address and phone number
 an extensive schedule of social media, radio and newspaper advertisements.

Consultation on the Tugun to Coolangatta section will take place in 2022.

I trust this information is of assistance.

Yours sincerely
MARK BAILEY MP
Minister for Transport and Main Roads
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« Reply #189 on: November 02, 2021, 04:47:57 AM »
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MAYOR Tom Tate is to ask the State Government to rethink the building of stage four of light rail and cut costs by reducing the corridor through Palm Beach to one track.

Councillor Tate has also suggested the Government, during the current building of stage three from Broadbeach to Burleigh, should put to tender the creek bridges along with the wildlife corridor linking Burleigh headland which would be required further south. ....

There should absolutely not be any kind of single track on any urban rail line in Queensland, light or heavy!

Tom Tate has lost his marbles.

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« Reply #190 on: November 02, 2021, 06:25:17 AM »
Just make the tram express though the hostile neighbourhoods, no stations.
If they want tram stops in the future, put it on their rates bill.
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« Reply #191 on: November 02, 2021, 08:42:30 AM »
It would be a mistake to think the neighbourhood is on the whole hostile.

None of these people will amount to any kind of obstacle if the State just cracks on with it.
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« Reply #192 on: November 02, 2021, 09:33:48 AM »
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« Reply #193 on: November 02, 2021, 11:41:54 AM »
Meanwhile in Banana Land...

Ah yes, Coomera Connector, great use of resources. It will solve traffic congestion forever and we will all be free to use our single occupancy vehicles everywhere we go! Yay to freedom of movement by automobile and no to freedom of movement by literally any other mode of transport that's more sustainable, economic and environmentally friendly.

And here we are, still planning more new freeways and arterial roads projects like the Kenmore Bypass (https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/projects/kenmore-bypass-planning-study) and the second M1: Moreton Bay edition! (https://northlakestoday.com.au/2-1-b-moreton-connector-arterial-road-project-set-to-ease-north-brisbane-congestion/).

New Transport for Brisbane Network: https://bit.ly/35BerRD
New State Transit Network: https://bit.ly/2F386Ui

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Re: Gold Coast light rail - Stage 4
« Reply #194 on: November 12, 2021, 04:19:48 AM »
Queensland Parliament
https://documents.parliament.qld.gov.au/tableOffice/questionsAnswers/2021/1179-2021.pdf

Question on Notice
No. 1179
Asked on 12 October 2021

MR M HART ASKED MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT AND MAIN ROADS (HON M BAILEY)

QUESTION:

Will the Minister advise specific details (including dates, names of attendees) of meetings,
engagement and consultation undertaken by the Department of Transport and Main Roads to
meet with local Indigenous groups regarding Light Rail Stage 4?

ANSWER:

I thank the Member for Burleigh for the question.

The Palaszczuk Government has a proud record of working with the First Nations community on
major infrastructure projects and Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4 will be no different.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) recognises the cultural significance of
Jellurgal and Tallebudgera Creek, and continues to work closely and meet with members of the
local Indigenous community and Traditional Owners to carefully identify and protect valued and
unique cultural heritage sites along the alignment.

Community consultation on the Burleigh Heads to Tugun section of Gold Coast Light Rail
Stage 4 ran for ten weeks and closed on 17 September 2021. More than 4100 people visited
face-to-face sessions across seven southern Gold Coast locations.

TMR, in collaboration with the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Kalwun Development
Corporation, held two face-to-face consultation sessions on 20 and 21 September 2021 which
included Indigenous individuals with an interest in the project. These sessions were promoted on
the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Kalwun Development Corporation Facebook pages.
Additional consultation has also taken place with local Indigenous representative groups, with
meetings held on 8 and 9 July and 1 September 2021.

Further consultation about the project will take place with local Indigenous groups and Traditional
Owner groups as planning progresses.
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Re: Gold Coast light rail - Stage 4
« Reply #195 on: November 15, 2021, 12:24:43 AM »
Gold Coast Bulletin --> Gold Coast light rail: Tom Tate assures indigenous heritage sites will be safe from corridor $

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Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate assures that indigenous heritage sites along the light rail corridor will not be under threat after councillors remove a city protection clause.

RESIDENTS fear indigenous heritage sites along Gold Coast’s light rail corridor will be under threat after councillors remove a city protection clause – but the Mayor assures that’s not the case.

A majority of councillors – all bar Division 13’s Cr Daphne Macdonald – agreed to scrap the clause during its Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4 Update sitting earlier this month, focusing on the Palm Beach Local Area Transport Study. ...

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