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$2.2B Coomera Connector motorway package advances

Another milestone has been achieved for Queensland’s $2.2 billion Coomera Connector Stage 1 North package, with the first year of construction nearly complete.

Since construction started just under 12 months ago, the project team has completed more than 80 per cent of piling works on both the new Coomera River bridge and Coomera overflow bridge, with 148 piles installed to date.

In that time, the project team has started bridge girder installation with 16 of close to 500 girders installed on the new Coomera River bridge.

Extensive ground improvement works are also underway, including the installation of close to 3,500 controlled modulus columns across the project to stabilise and reinforce the ground.

Additionally, over two kilometres of new drainage infrastructure is now in place, with more than 2,000 workers inducted to the construction site.

Transport and Main Roads Minister, Bart Mellish, said the project is vital to the region’s future and is one of the largest infrastructure projects the Government has underway.

“It’s one year in for this incredibly important project and I am so pleased to see this wonderful new motorway taking shape,” he said.

“The Coomera Connector, or Second M1, is going to be a game-changer for commuters to and from the Gold Coast, anticipated to take 60,000 cars a day off the M1.

“It will be a key link in South East Queensland’s future transport network and will not only ease congestion between our two major cities, but will improve how Gold Coast residents move around their neighbourhoods.”

Stage 1 of the Coomera Connector is 16 kilometres long and is being delivered in three construction packages – North, Central and South.

Stage 1 North is the four-kilometre section from Shipper Drive, Coomera to Helensvale Road, Helensvale, and is expected to open to traffic from late 2025.

In other news, Capral Aluminium Chairman, Rex Wood-Ward, has announced his retirement.

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