Nationals MP for Tweed, Geoff Provest, has backed calls for the Gold Coast light rail to be extended to Coolangatta airport. 

Mr Provest said the region has been crying out for this light rail with work already underway on a Multi Modal Corridor Study to identify a suitable five-kilometre corridor for a future light rail from Coolangatta to the Tweed.

“Extending the light rail on the Gold Coast all the way to the Gold Coast Airport would be a game changer for our region,” Mr Provest said.

“I have put money on the table for a light rail study from the Tweed to Coolangatta and the extension of the Gold Coast light rail from Burleigh Heads to Coolangatta would help future proof our public transport needs.

Mr Provest said it was critical that Labor came to the party on the light rail project.

“Labor needs to step up to the plate and help ensure our public transport needs are met. We have seen the incredible work that the NSW Nationals in Government are doing when it comes to public transport and Labor need to follow suit,” Mr Provest said.

“Justine Elliott needs to show she can actually deliver for our community and convince her friends in the Queensland Government, along with her federal colleagues to come to the table with funding to make this happen. 

“This is Justine’s big moment to shine and move away from being another dissenting voice for progress in the Tweed.”