Thursday, June 16, 2011

Gold Coast - streets paved with gold in rail lines?

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.

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