Please help me in my fight to immediately rule out Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach as a possible option for Light Rail, to protect the homes and businesses of Palm Beach.
Gold Coast City Council has commenced consultation of possible options of the Light Rail Stage 3 to Burleigh Heads. If either option proposed is decided upon, a Gold Coast Highway Palm Beach route will be fait accompli. Neither option is best for the local community in Burleigh or in Palm Beach as they would largely have a negative impact upon local residents and thriving local small businesses through resumption of property, loss of carparks and even impeded Beach access in some cases.
In the best interests of local residents, local businesses and visitors, I believe any Southern Light Rail route would be best served travelling South to Burleigh and veering right to travel down West Burleigh Road to link up with Varsity train station and travel the already marked corridor to Coolangatta airport. This route would see all Southern Gold Coast residents serviced and a variety of transport opportunities for visitors.
You can help by signing this petition and adding your voice to the cause.
State Member for Burleigh