Maroochydore's (Qld) major TOD: aligning rail and town centre plans

Two separate recent studies have led to recommendations for major revitalising of the principal activity centre on the Sunshine Coast with a key element an integrated rail connection. A CBD master planning study for the Maroochy Shire Council led to recommendations for realigning the proposed passenger rail into the town centre, increases in mixed use development and improved transport permeability. A follow-up rail re-alignment study for Queensland Transport confirmed that re-alignment of the rail corridor would improve public transport delivery, improve central city vitality, and generally meet overall objectives of the intention for the future major activity centre for future 450,000 people on the Sunshine Coast. The two projects included extensive options development, integrated planning, workshops to meet competing stakeholders requirements, and detailed planning and engineering assessments to produce desirable and achievable results. Detailed transit oriented development (TOD) planning, master planning and placemaking, rail and public transport planning, and rail engineering was required in a complex exercise aimed to revitalise this major centre in one of the fastest growing regions in Australia. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E218118.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 10P
  • Monograph Title: Rail: the core of integrated transport: CORE 2008: conference on railway engineering, 7-10 September 2008, Perth, Western Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01143931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 16 2009 12:14PM