The Palaszczuk Government has opened an expressions-of-interest (EOI) process to design and construct the second stage of the Gold Coast Light Rail Project from Gold Coast University Hospital/ Griffith University to Helensvale Heavy Rail Station.

Light rail operator GoldLinQ has been enlisted to assist the government with the process. At face value, this appears to be an appropriate second stage of the development of the system. The first stage has been a success in terms of its actual patronage far exceeding pre-development projections (6 million…