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    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Scott Emerson

    Student design short-listed for light rail uniform

    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Scott Emerson

    Wednesday, August 08, 2012

    Student design short-listed for light rail uniform

    Two Gold Coast Institute of TAFE students may soon see their design become a reality after their ideas were short-listed for the Gold Coast Rapid Transit staff uniform.

    Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson congratulated Kelsey Ingram and Sue Paul at Ashmore campus while inspecting drawings of their design for GoldLinQ tram drivers and operational staff.

    “It is pleasing to see these students make the shortlist out of 11 local designs,” Mr Emerson said.

    “Kelsey and Sue and some professional industry work wear providers each have a good chance of their names being weaved into the history of Queensland’s first light rail project.

    “Regardless of the outcome Kelsey and Sue can be justifiably proud of their designs making the short list.

    “This is another unique example of the local opportunities being created by the light rail project.”

    The TAFE students completed their designs in pairs as part of their semester course work.

    GoldLinQ operations partner KDR Gold Coast provided the brief to students and industry professionals which included the colours, comfort and budget to create a uniform staff could wear with pride.

    KDR Gold Coast Managing Director Vivienne King said short listing the designs came down to matching the brief.

    “All the uniforms designs we received were of a professional standard and it certainly made our decision a difficult one,” Ms King said.

    “However, it has been wonderful to have to consider so many good uniform ideas and I think the Gold Coast staff who will wear the final choice will be excited with the one we choose.”

    The 11 design ranges must be whittled down to one for tram drivers, line officers, customer service officers, maintenance workers and other operational staff.

    Of the 120 operations staff, 101 are expected to wear a uniform from April 2013.

    [ENDS] 8 August 2012

    Media Contact: Andrew Berkman 0429 128 637

    Background

    Consisting of 14 trams and 16 stations, the light rail system will service a 13-kilometre route between the Gold Coast University Hospital and Broadbeach. Patronage numbers are expected to grow to 50,000 and GoldLinQ will be able to cater for up to 75,000 passengers per day.

    The Gold Coast Rapid Transit project is being delivered in a Public Private Partnership between the Australian Government, the Queensland Government, Gold Coast City Council and GoldLinQ.

    In June 2011 GoldLinQ was awarded the contract to design, build and operate Stage One of the Gold Coast light rail system. In partnership with the State Government and Gold Coast City Council, GoldLinQ will deliver a $1 billion world-class public transport system for the Gold Coast that is scheduled to commence operations in 2014.

    The GoldLinQ consortium consists of McConnell Dowell Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd, Bombardier Transportation Australia Pty Ltd and KDR Gold Coast Pty Ltd.

    For more information visit the project website www.goldlinq.com.au or phone the project hotline on 1800 967 377.