Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4 will deliver a 13km extension south of the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3, linking Burleigh Heads to Coolangatta via the Gold Coast Airport. It will provide nine stations between Burleigh Heads and Tugun, and further stations will be investigated between Tugun and Coolangatta as part of the current Multi-modal Corridor Study.

A future southern extension of the light rail will service important cultural and urban attractions including the Burleigh Heads Village Centre, Palm Beach Village Centre, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Airport and the Coolangatta shopping and business precinct.

Explore the concept design in 3D

View 360 degree panoramas of Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4 (Burleigh Heads to Coolangatta)

Planning for the next stage

Burleigh Heads to Tugun

In 2020, the Gold Coast Highway (Burleigh Heads to Tugun) Multi-modal Corridor Study identified a number of opportunities along the corridor including:

  • Transforming the Gold Coast Highway between Burleigh Heads and Tugun into a high amenity community boulevard.
  • Improving the intersection of Palm Beach Avenue, Gold Coast Highway and Cypress Terrace through transformation into a pedestrian friendly precinct with the opportunity for streetfront dining, shopping and urban renewal.
  • Upgrades to bridge crossings over Tallebudgera and Currumbin creeks including new active transport crossings.
  • A land bridge to help protect wildlife between Burleigh Head National Park and Burleigh Ridge Park.
  • Active transport options including developing a beachfront oceanway path.
Tugun to Coolangatta

In 2020, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) completed the Gold Coast Highway (Burleigh Heads to Tugun) Multi-modal Corridor Study to review all previous planning and develop an updated transport strategy for this corridor that considers all modes of transport including walking, bicycle riding, public transport and private vehicles.

Community engagement

Community engagement will take place across a 12-month period to coincide with the progress of the planning studies and focus on the sections; Burleigh Heads to Tugun (July – September 2021), Tugun to Gold Coast Airport and Gold Coast Airport to Coolangatta (early 2022).

TMR invited feedback on the concept design and planning for Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4.

Your feedback will help TMR understand what is important to you in planning Stage 4 of the Gold Coast Light Rail as well as future transport infrastructure projects.

Submissions closed on 17 September 2021.


Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4 concept design video (Burleigh Heads to Tugun section)

Burleigh Heads to Nineteenth Avenue

Nineteenth Avenue to Tomewin Street

Tomewin Avenue to Boyd Street


Concept Design

Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4 (Burleigh Heads to Tugun section)