CPB Contractors have been awarded the $420 million contract to construct Stage 2 of the Gold Coast Light Rail network.
The 7.3km Stage 2 extension will connect the existing light rail system at Gold Coast University Hospital station to heavy rail at Helensvale Railway station.
CPB Contractors have a deadline that all work must be completed by the commencement of the Gold Coast, 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Deputy Premier for Queensland Jackie Trad said:
Stage two will complete the missing link between Brisbane and the Gold Coast and will provide an immediate boost to the construction industry, supporting up to 1000 new construction jobs.
An upbeat Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate was delighted with the result and reiterated Jackie Trad’s words:
Today is another jobs boost for our city, with around 1000 construction jobs expected for stage two.
Work starts next month.