When the City of Logan Advocacy Strategy 2017-2019: Blueprint for City Transformation was adopted in 2017, it identified 38 projects that Council deemed as priorities for advocacy. Advocacy undertaken by local governments is increasingly focused on transformative policy and projects that will create a whole-of-city impact.
Since then, the State Government has announced the Coomera Connector, also known as the second M1. This new transport corridor will be wide enough for up to six traffic lanes and is expected to include facilities for public transport and paths for walking and cycling.
The alignment of the complete 45km future state-controlled transport corridor between Loganholme and Nerang, east of the Pacific Motorway (M1), was confirmed in the Queensland Government Gazette on 15 March 2019.
The State Government is currently completing an options analysis to identify possible solutions to meet future transport requirements between Loganholme and Nerang. A master plan will then be developed to determine the preferred option for the Coomera Connector corridor and how delivery of the project could be staged.
Timelines for construction have not yet been identified and will depend on the future traffic growth in the surrounding area and availability of funding.
Council is keeping a watching brief on the project to determine community impact.
|The 45km corridor between Loganholme and Nerang is confirmed in the Queensland Government Gazette.||March 2019||$5 million (Queensland Government funding)|
|The Queensland Transport and Roads Investment program (QTRIP) 2019-20 to 2022-23 has allocated funding for transport project planning||June 2019 to beyond 2022-23||$20 million ($10 million from the Australian Government and $10 million from the Queensland Government, including funding for the M1 upgrades )|
|The State Government announces that stage one of the project (from Nerang Broadbeach Rd to Foxwell Rd, Coomera) will be the priority for the project, to take 60,000 vehicles a day off the M1 at the Coomera River. It says staging the works will give the project team more time to investigate potential alternative routes for the northern section (between Coomera and Loganholme), to take into account local environmental concerns.||October 2019|
|State Government undertakes community consultation on both stages of the Coomera Connector project||8 November to 8 December 2019|