Light rail plan wins urban design award

3 months ago
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As Sunshine Coast Council continues to work on detailed studies for the
proposed light rail project, we are encouraged by the national recognition of our SunshineCoast Light Rail: Shaping our Future pre-feasibility report.

Prepared by design firm HASSELL and Council’s light rail team, the report recently won the national award in the ‘Policies, Programs and Concepts—Large Scale’ category of the Australia Award for Urban Design.

The judging panel for the AAUD 2015 awards said the project was a well-considered design solution that integrates what is currently a disparate set of suburban developments and, in
an innovative way, integrates public transport into linear coastal urban development.

They also said the project included excellent consultation, incorporating a wide range of stakeholder views and excellent images to communicate the vision.

This award is particularly valued as it is a collective award from the Planning Institute of Australia, Australian Institute of Architects, Engineers Australia, Green Building Council of Australia,
Consult Australia, The Australian Urban Design Forum, ASBEC and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. It is a great compliment to receive feedback and encouragement from our peers around the nation for the project.

Stay tuned in the coming months as we expect to provide an interim update on the progress of the detailed feasibility studies into engineering, planning implications, costs and timing.

Thank you for your continuing interest and support.