The State Government is encouraging Gold Coasters to provide their feedback on the design of the southern section of the Coomera Connector.

It comes as it’s revealed early works on the project around the Nerang River will begin early next year, with major construction tipped to start in late 2024.

Stage One South stretches from the Smith Street Motorway to a new interchange at Southport-Nerang Road, before crossing the Nerang River and finishing at a new intersection with Nerang-Broadbeach Road.

The next phase of the project originally came under scrutiny by locals, forcing the State to make a number of design changes at the southern end of Nerang.

Transport Minister Mark Bailey said it was important for the Government to engage with key stakeholders and the community in the design phase, as had been done on the North package of work under Stage One through Coomera.

“The Coomera Connector is a key link in South East Queensland’s future transport network and will help improve how Gold Coast residents move around their neighbourhoods,” he said.

“A Second M1 will be critical in easing traffic congestion between the Gold Coast and Logan and enable locals to make shorter trips without needing to get on the M1.”


Gaven MP and Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon added that she had made an election commitment to build the Second M1 to help ease congestion for the city.

“It’s exciting to see the southern section of Stage 1 take shape,” she said.

“This project has not only created hundreds of jobs it will connect the southeast – making it easier, faster, and more convenient for people living, working and visiting the region”.

Residents can provide feedback as part of the design phase until December 17 via the below:

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