Route Options Overview

LIGHT RAIL ROUTE OPTIONS

The Sunshine Coast’s population is expected to grow by 50 per cent within the next 20 years. This level of growth will bring opportunities and challenges. We want your help in deciding  how the Sunshine Coast can become  one of the most sustainable regions in Australia – a vibrant place with a sustainable economy, environment and community.

In line with this commitment, Sunshine Coast Council is investigating if light rail might be a part of the solution for managing future growth and to help maintain the lifestyle we enjoy today.

At this stage council has made no decisions on light rail. Instead, in this phase of work Council is identifying:

  • The potential benefits and costs of light rail (economic, environmental, health and well being, community building)
  • The extent to which it could solve future issues around connectivity and road congestion, particularly in the high growth corridor between Maroochydore and Caloundra
  • Community attitudes and opinions about light rail and route options.

Due to the long lead time required for the funding, design and construction of major infrastructure we need to consider potential routes now, noting that the Queensland Government is responsible for the delivery of major infrastructure such as light rail.

This level of pre-planning means if we do, as a community, elect the light rail path, we will be able to move ahead more quickly.

ABOUT THE POTENTIAL ROUTES FOR LIGHT RAIL

The route options under consieration are based on a ground level light rail system and have been drawn from a wider range of identified options. Some options were ruled out for a range of reasons including technical constraints, excessive cost or likelihood of significant community impact.

Further information about the shortlisted and discarded options can be viewed in the ‘Route Planning and Impact Assessment Report’.

This is a preliminary stage and light rail stops and stations have not been identified yet. These will be identified in future stages, and included as part of further consultation before any final route selection.

 

LIGHT RAIL ROUTE OPTIONS

The Sunshine Coast’s population is expected to grow by 50 per cent within the next 20 years. This level of growth will bring opportunities and challenges. We want your help in deciding  how the Sunshine Coast can become  one of the most sustainable regions in Australia – a vibrant place with a sustainable economy, environment and community.

In line with this commitment, Sunshine Coast Council is investigating if light rail might be a part of the solution for managing future growth and to help maintain the lifestyle we enjoy today.

At this stage council has made no decisions on light rail. Instead, in this phase of work Council is identifying:

  • The potential benefits and costs of light rail (economic, environmental, health and well being, community building)
  • The extent to which it could solve future issues around connectivity and road congestion, particularly in the high growth corridor between Maroochydore and Caloundra
  • Community attitudes and opinions about light rail and route options.

Due to the long lead time required for the funding, design and construction of major infrastructure we need to consider potential routes now, noting that the Queensland Government is responsible for the delivery of major infrastructure such as light rail.

This level of pre-planning means if we do, as a community, elect the light rail path, we will be able to move ahead more quickly.

ABOUT THE POTENTIAL ROUTES FOR LIGHT RAIL

The route options under consieration are based on a ground level light rail system and have been drawn from a wider range of identified options. Some options were ruled out for a range of reasons including technical constraints, excessive cost or likelihood of significant community impact.

Further information about the shortlisted and discarded options can be viewed in the ‘Route Planning and Impact Assessment Report’.

This is a preliminary stage and light rail stops and stations have not been identified yet. These will be identified in future stages, and included as part of further consultation before any final route selection.