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 endorsed Options Analysis recommended the following of options to be investigated in the Detailed Business Case:
- quality bus corridor
- bus rapid transit
- trackless tram
- light rail transit
- wireless light rail transit.
The Options Analysis also recommended that other emerging mass transit technologies be considered as part of the Detailed Business Case.
The key documents produced since council started investigating mass transit options in 2011 can be found in the table below.
Council meeting documents
Council meeting documents are available to be searched in the archive. Mass transit topics were discussed at the meetings which took place on the dates listed below:
- 20 October 2021
- 28 January 2021
- 27 August 2020
- 20 August 2020
- 30 January 2020
- 25 July 2019