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Gold Coast Light Rail


Gold Coast Light Rail


Working alongside the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads staff and other consultants, Ranbury’s project delivery team of 15 provided a unique combination of strategic advisory, planning, design, contracts, procurement, construction management and contract administration expertise across the preconstruction, procurement and delivery phases of the Gold Coast Light Rail System.

This large scale and complex project required a strong collaborative approach to overcoming a wide variety of challenges across the delivery strategy, risk management, community impacts and relationship building.

The Ranbury team was able to successfully plan and manage... complex tasks under tight timeframes. A number of innovative solutions were developed. The end result was a very successful transport project that has exceeded the public’s expectations since operational commencement.

Peter Schenk
Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

We worked in collaboration with the Queensland Government, Gold Coast City Council and the private sector (PPP) on a two-stream delivery model which provided immediate job creation and investment in the local economy, allowed long-lead times required by the private sector, helped re-shape Queensland Government policy and met community and political expectations.

Our team delivered thorough reference design and bespoke documentation so accurate detail was captured in the project cost estimate, stakeholder and community management and project approvals, while also encouraging innovation in the PPP delivery.

We developed an accurate project resourcing, cash-flow and delivery through an innovative and comprehensive delivery strategy and commercial profile for the Gold Coast Light Rail project.

To ensure comprehensive engagement of the market, integrity and transparency, we implemented an evaluation system for complex tender submissions that was fair and efficient.

We managed and minimised project risks and challenges by collaborating with community and project stakeholders early in the project. This meant we could respond to issues like flooding, impacts to the Gold Coast City’s telecommunications line and disruptions to traffic and high-density retail and commercial areas quickly to avoid any issues cascading to delivery elsewhere in the project.

From inception in 2006 to award of contract in 2011, to the first tram hitting the tracks in 2014, community consultation and stakeholder management activities continued throughout to facilitate a seamless system rollout.

The team developed strict guidelines for managing these issues and they were enforced throughout the project’s delivery.

We ensured consistency and accountability in delivery while also developing and maintaining critical and positive long-term relationships with Transport and Main Roads, the broader project stakeholder group and with the Gold Coast community.

$1.3B, 13km corridor light rail system through the heart of the Gold Coast

Team of 15 provided solutions across the preconstruction, procurement and delivery phases

Project includes 200m of underground track, 1km of bridges and 52 road intersections