- Last updated:
- 15 Sep 2021
Please note: The Sunshine Coast Mass Transit project was previously known as the light rail project during the pre-feasibility and feasibility processes undertaken by council in the last decade.
These early feasibility processes assessed the various mass transit options available at that time and the concluded that light rail would be the preferable option.
When the business case process commenced in 2018 the scope of the project was recast to consider a wider range of options, including other mass transit technologies. The references to “light rail” in documents such as the Integrated Transport Strategy are therefore a legacy of the background that informed those documents, rather than any indication that the council still favours light rail.
The current options analysis phase of the business case process is considering the following of options that will be subject to comment during the engagement process:
- road network upgrades in the coastal corridor
- region-wide bus service enhancements
- region-wide bus network upgrades
- quality bus corridor
- bus rapid transit
- trackless tram
- light rail transit
- wireless light rail transit.
The key documents produced since council started investigating mass transit options in 2011 can be found in the table below.
Council meeting documents
Date: 28 January 2021
Agenda: Agenda 280121 OM extracted for web
Attachment: 8_1 Planning Scheme Review Att 1 Planning Scheme Review Report 280121 OM
Minutes: Draft Minutes 280121 OM