Delivering a positive transport experience for the 1.5 million spectators and over 50,000 athletes, officials, workforce and volunteers expected to travel during the 2018 Commonwealth Games is a formidable but hugely exciting task. All this needs to happen, while keeping the transport system running smoothly for Gold Coast residents and businesses.
We at TMR are well-versed in delivering high profile transport solutions, and are very proud to be playing a significant role in the delivery of GC2018 alongside the Commonwealth Games Organising Corporation (GOLDOC), the City of Gold Coast Council and the Office of Commonwealth Games.
Our TMR Games team is now well established and working from headquarters centrally located on the Gold Coast.
At Games-Time, the TMR Games HQ will house the Transport Coordination Centre (TCC) for the Games, along with a number of operations centres for public transport, road operations, transport network communications, travel demand management and emergency services – it will be a hive of activity.
We are now in the mobilisation phase of transport operations for the Games and the Games team is growing rapidly.
There is much work to be done to organise additional bus and rail services; enhance and strengthen transport coordination across roads and public transport; deliver a network of new temporary park‘n’ride facilities; improve the road network; talk to the public about changes on the network; and develop detailed plans for how transport networks, services and management systems will operate during the Games.
With 16 competition venues and Games Villages on the Gold Coast, Cairns and Townsville to link with airports, buses, trains, light rail, park’n’rides and 340km of roads in the Games Route Network, it is a complex and engrossing job.
We are bringing together an enthusiastic and skilled team of people with a good blend of internal subject matter experts and specialists from across number of fields.
It is a very dynamic and exciting program to be involved in.
Executive Director (Commonwealth Games)
Department of Transport and Main Roads