Tranzwatching in Gold Coast City, Australia
The Queensland State Budget announced this week allocates $1.8 billion for transport infrastructure projects including further funding towards the Gold Coast light rail project. Interestingly the full amount of the project's first leg - 13 kilometres - appears to have has risen from $980 million to just under $1.2 billion, moving towards a real cost of $100 million per kilometre.
Here is the amount reported in a long list of projects in the Gold Coast news
Transport and main roads
- $175.3 million of $1.195 billion for the Gold Coast Rapid Transit System, a light rail project from Southport to Broadbeach, funded by Australian, State and Local Governments, to be delivered as a public private partnership.